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In February this year, Dr. Umed Ali Ajani, Associate Director for Science at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, travelled to Tajikistan for a week to provide guidance on managing a heliotrope outbreak and preventing similar incidents in the future. A physician by training, Dr. Ajani has worked in the United States as an epidemiologist for more than 20 years. His TKN assignment was with the US Ismaili Health Professionals Association (IHPA) and the US Aga Khan Health Board (AKHB), institutions he has previously served with. The onsite host institution was Aga Khan Health Services Tajikistan (AKHS-T).

Prince Aly Muhammad speaks at the World Partnership Walk Toronto of the devastating impact of climate change.

Prince Aly Muhammad, the youngest son of Mawlana Hazar Imam, joined a crowd of thousands on 17 June to launch the 34th annual World Partnership Walk in Toronto, an initiative of the Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC). 

The Chunara Family [From left] Mansoorali Chunara, Sameeta Chunara, Aniq Chunara, and Shahnoor Chunara.

Aniq Chunara of the Ismaili Troop 758 became one of only 300 Boy Scouts to earn 139 merit badges in the organization's 100-plus year history.

Dr. Shaheen Kassim-Lakha of the Council for USA addressing the audience.

“LA is unique as it is a place where pluralism a reality rather than a goal. It is an important part of who we are as a city, it gives us great strength as a society and it comes from our history as a country which welcomed all.” -Nina Hachigian, Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles for International Affairs.