Content Tagged with Covid 19

For all the latest information and resources pertaining to COVID-19 please see below. 

The National Council and Ismaili Tariqah and Religious Education Board for the United Kingdom Jurisdiction have published the following information in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic. These are community updates, resources to cope with changes in lifestyle and health updates.  Some of these are summaries of recommendations by the United Kingdom Jurisdiction Governments, but many of these are available to the Jamat to provide advice, updates and support during this time.

The Aga Khan Economic Planning Board in India has invested in upskilling for teachers, to help them navigate the new world of online education.

Across the world, education has been one of the most severely disrupted areas in the wake of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Through the introduction of various online initiatives, the Aga Khan Economic Planning Board (AKEPB) in India has invested in upskilling for teachers, to help them navigate the new world of online education.

In 2015, Noah Chow launched Health Matters Worldwide, an organisation which collects unused medical equipment to send to hospitals in developing countries.

From supporting high school students applying to university, to generating awareness about the pandemic, to distributing personal protective equipment in remote communities, Ismaili youth from around the world have taken action to respond to the coronavirus outbreak.

Yaseena Khalfan, a teacher at the Aga Khan Academy in Nairobi, has had to be creative and learn new skills to transition to remote learning.

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced teachers and students around the world to make an abrupt transition from classrooms to remote learning as schools, universities, and religious education centres were closed. Teachers redesigned lessons and adapted to the new reality of keeping students engaged virtually. Meanwhile, students adjusted to learning online without the ease of classroom interactions. Ismaili teachers and students around the world have risen to this challenge and are finding ways to embrace remote learning and tap into the opportunities it offers.

It is important that each of us wear a face mask when we are in a public setting where we could be exposed to a large group of people, and especially in an indoor, closed area.

Based in Geneva, Dr Walraven has direct management responsibility for the Aga Khan Health Service Companies, located in South and Central Asia, East Africa, and the Middle East. In this interview, he explains the value and importance of wearing a face mask in our continued fight against Covid-19.

Drones will be used increasingly in a number of industries, from agriculture to construction and security.

The current healthcare crisis is accelerating the pace of change, and new innovations that were expected to take a decade to develop are now being tested and marketed at a dizzying rate, which has consequences for almost all organisations and employees.

Professor Mansoor Saleh of the Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi explains the partnership with Roche Pharmaceuticals Kenya, as both institutions participate in a global clinical trial for potential treatment of Covid-19 associated pneumonia.

The Aga Khan Council for Kenya and RSM EA LLP are happy to share these advisory guidelines for working with COVID19


Government Stimulus- Enabling SME's with Soraiya Esmail, Abid Mukhi (AKEPB Webinar UAE)

COVID-19: Maternal Mental Health and Child Health.

Introductory address by Chairman Zahra Merchant - Chalo Jivi Laiye) part 1

Recent months have been a challenging time for the global Jamat. Schools, stores, workplaces, and Jamatkhanas around the world temporarily closed their doors in order to protect the health and safety of those around them. This introduced a void in many peoples’ day-to-day lives. However, with challenge comes opportunity, and exactly 100 days ago — mere weeks after the global shutdowns — The Ismaili launched an online TV channel in an effort to help fill the void.

Many of us have been trying to balance our work and home responsibilities as we navigate the new normal during COVID-19.
With these lines increasingly blurring, it can feel like we are constantly caring for others and not taking enough time for our own health. This situation is further complicated for those caring for family members with mental health needs.
Join Dr. Saira Sabzaali for a discussion on self-care and preventing caregiver burnout.

Global Encounters alumni from Syria explain how they have been spending time during the recent lockdown, including learning how to play musical instruments, engaging in arts and crafts, dance, online courses, and more.

A webinar focused on self-care for healthcare workers - this session was led by Anar Shariff, a Public Health Nurse, yoga instructor, reflexologist, and certified Reiki practitioner. This virtual session provides healthcare workers with strategies and tools to manage stress. We explore the biophysiological stress response, and engage in breath work, relaxation, asanas, and guided gentle yoga practice.

The Resilient Woman - Part 3: Honest Conversations on Surviving the Pandemic - Getting Along as a Family.

The Resilient Woman - Part 2: Social Isolation & Loneliness

Skill up: Workshop on Developing Your Personal Budget (AKEBP)