In promoting the sanctity of human life, the Qur'an-e Shariff says that good health, like knowledge, is a divine gift. The family unit nurtures the lives of its members, assisting them in their physical and spiritual endeavours. The wellbeing of individuals, in-turn, contributes to the overall health of the family, and that of society at large.
London, 26 November 2015 — Michael Kocher, General Manager of the Aga Khan Foundation and Sheila Manji, AKF Early Childhood Development specialist, spoke on the Foundation’s work and commitment to Breaking the Cycle of Poverty at a talk at the Ismaili Centre, jointly hosted by Aga Khan Foundation (UK) and the Aga Khan Education Board.
2 November 2015 — The powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake that struck the Jurm District of Badakhshan Province in Afghanistan on 26 October has affected large parts of Afghanistan, Northern Pakistan and Tajikistan. Many populations in the region of the Hindu Kush mountain range have suffered the consequences of this calamity, including Ismaili communities.
Dhaka, 30 July 2015 — Government leaders and members of the diplomatic corps joined AKDN staff and volunteers for an Imamat Day reception at the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre. The event also marked the first anniversary of the establishment of the Office of the AKDN Resident Representative in Bangladesh.
London, 26 June 2015 — His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan paid a courtesy visit to the Ismaili Centre, London.