Health and Wellness

The most important thing we can do is acknowledge our feelings as they arise, rather than ignore our emotions or push them aside.
The most important thing we can do is acknowledge our feelings as they arise, rather than ignore our emotions or push them aside.
Caring for your mental health
Caring for your mental health
8 April 2020

As Covid-19 continues to impact communities around the world and fundamentally change how we live our everyday lives, many of us are experiencing a toll on our mental health. Especially during times of uncertainty, it’s important to focus on our mental and emotional well-being in order to navigate these difficult circumstances in a healthy way. Here are some strategies to try in the weeks and months to come.

In this miniature from a 17th century Ottoman manuscript of the Canon of medicine by Avicenna, a physician prepares medicine for the treatment of patient.
In this miniature from a 17th century Ottoman manuscript of the Canon of medicine by Avicenna, a physician prepares medicine for the treatment of patient.
The development of medicine in Muslim societies
The development of medicine in Muslim societies
6 April 2020

In contributing to the development of human knowledge, historic Muslim societies laid the foundations of modern science and medicine. Throughout history, Muslim doctors and nurses pushed the boundaries of medical science, and established hospitals and clinics. Today, and especially at the current time, the modern world is indebted to these figures and institutions.

Webinar: The different faces of COVID-19 - Caring for our elders
19 March 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe affecting virtually all aspects of our lives. The Aga Khan Health Board for Canada organised this webinar, discussing the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on various facets of our lives.

The logo designed for the Adopt a Senior initiative depicts a carer helping a senior citizen, housed inside a bubble of safety.
The logo designed for the Adopt a Senior initiative depicts a carer helping a senior citizen, housed inside a bubble of safety.
Adopt a Senior
Adopt a Senior
18 March 2020

The Ismaili is pleased to launch the Adopt a Senior initiative, a way for members of the Jamat to be matched with senior citizens who could benefit from support and assistance during this time of isolation and uncertainty.

To avoid contracting viruses and infections, wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
To avoid contracting viruses and infections, wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Covid-19: Frequently Asked Questions
17 March 2020

This information page answers common questions about the novel coronavirus, including what it is, how it speads, who is at most risk, and how to avoid contracting the infection.

Uncertain times present an opportunity to come together and face challenges with a sense of hope and resolve as One Jamat.
Uncertain times present an opportunity to come together and face challenges with a sense of hope and resolve as One Jamat.
Comment surmonter une crise
Comment surmonter une crise
13 March 2020

Ces derniers jours, la pandémie mondiale du Covid-19 a concentré toute l’attention médiatique, l’activité des réseaux sociaux ainsi que l’information générale. Bien que la menace du coronavirus soit sérieuse, il n’en demeure pas moins important de prendre du recul et de garder espoir.

Uncertain times present an opportunity to come together and face challenges with a sense of hope and resolve as One Jamat.
Uncertain times present an opportunity to come together and face challenges with a sense of hope and resolve as One Jamat.
How to cope in a crisis
How to cope in a crisis
13 March 2020

In recent days, the global Covid-19 pandemic has taken up the majority of news coverage, social media activity, and general communication. The threat of coronavirus is serious, though it’s important to retain some perspective and remain hopeful.

World Cancer Day unites people, communities, and countries to raise awareness, show support, and take action to fight the global challenge of cancer.
World Cancer Day unites people, communities, and countries to raise awareness, show support, and take action to fight the global challenge of cancer.
World Cancer Day: Spotlight on prevention and early detection
World Cancer Day: Spotlight on prevention and early detection
3 February 2020

Cancer is a global challenge: millions of people around the world are diagnosed with the condition every year. World Cancer Day is celebrated on 4 February, and unites people, communities, and countries to raise awareness, show support, and take action. Through prevention and early detection, the global community can reduce preventable suffering from cancer and non-communicable diseases. 

Investing in the early years can help to ensure that each young person can eventually reach their fullest potential.
Investing in the early years can help to ensure that each young person can eventually reach their fullest potential.
Parwaaz ECD programme in Afghanistan supports the right start to life
Parwaaz ECD programme in Afghanistan supports the right start to life
28 January 2020

Scientific research has shown that 90 percent of brain growth happens before a child begins school. During this time, the foundation is laid for health and wellbeing throughout life. As such, investing in the early years of a child’s life is one of the smartest investments a parent or community can make. The Parwaaz Early Childhood Development (ECD) programme in Afghanistan aims to ensure that every child has the right start to life.

Eating is meant to be a slow, steady, and nourishing process. Modern science suggests opting for fresh food whenever possible.
Eating is meant to be a slow, steady, and nourishing process. Modern science suggests opting for fresh food whenever possible.
The gut-brain connection: Using science to better digest our thoughts
The gut-brain connection: Using science to better digest our thoughts
22 January 2020

Have you ever had a gut feeling about something? What if it isn’t simply an expression, but a statement grounded in scientific fact? This is the story of how your gut and brain have been in constant communication with one another since birth, and how you might want to listen to their conversation.

Vancouver couple plays key role in helping to establish palliative care at Aga Khan University
Vancouver couple plays key role in helping to establish palliative care at Aga Khan University
14 January 2020

Over the last two and a half years, a husband and wife team from Vancouver, Canada, have helped to establish the palliative programme at the Aga Khan University (AKU) Hospital in Karachi. Through onsite visits, numerous remote conferences, and ongoing correspondence with the local team, the couple were able to set up a sustainable, long-term programme, the first of its kind in Pakistan.

20 goals for 2020
20 goals for 2020
30 December 2019

On behalf of The Ismaili, we wish all our readers a Happy New Year, and hope that 2020 brings you lots of joy, happiness, and good health.

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