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The recent recognition of outstanding Ismaili nurses is a testament to their service, especially after a particularly challenging year for healthcare workers.

Nine Ismaili nurses and midwives have been honoured in the World Health Organization’s 100 Outstanding Nurses and Midwives list, in recognition of their vital role in providing health services. Throughout their careers, they have worked to promote women’s health and empowerment in their respective regions and beyond.

Farah Williamson is the co-founder of Project Shelter Wakadogo, a not-for-profit school in Gulu, Uganda.

Farah Williamson’s story is multi-faceted. As a 10-year-old girl, she had to flee her home country, Rwanda, during the 1994 genocide. Today, Farah is the co-founder of Project Shelter Wakadogo, a not-for-profit school in Gulu, Uganda. Farah speaks about these experiences and more in the second episode of The Ismaili TV’s original series Trailblazers.

Rufayda's desire to learn more about the relationship between business and sustainability led her to pursue a job with a science-based pollination startup.

The complex challenges facing our increasingly volatile world — from climate change to rural development to security — are also a source of opportunity for the next generation of leaders and changemakers. Around the world, young Ismailis like Rufayda Dhamani, Nurmuhammad Butabekov, and Aleem Rehmtulla are taking creative approaches to address these issues and prepare for the future of the global economy.

I always saw the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) as a daunting exam; nevertheless, the fact that so many students would be taking it with me physically gave me some sense of moral support, even if that support was coming from strangers.

The National Economic Planning Board has dedicated February as Retirement Savings Month. Being aware of the importance of saving and taking necessary steps to regularly fund a retirement account is the first step. Informational webinars and knowledge articles will be shared throughout the month to help you start your journey.

The skills needed for our future financial security are likely to be centred on what makes us human, and differentiates us from technology.

With the rapidly changing world we find ourselves in, individuals and families are having to face an ever-fluctuating economy and changing patterns of employment. Yasmin Jetha, a non-executive director of the NatWest Group Plc, the Nation Media Group in East Africa, and the Guardian Media Group in the UK, shares her thoughts on navigating these changes and working towards long-term economic empowerment.

Financial Technology (fintech) innovations could help global society to overcome our most pressing challenges.

Over the last decade, digitalisation has disrupted finance across developed and emerging markets, giving rise to an explosion of financial technology — otherwise known as “fintech” — startups and platforms, impacting every aspect of finance, starting with access, availability, and affordability.

Trailblazers, a new original series airing exclusively on the Ismaili TV, will showcase Ismaili professionals from around the world who have demonstrated excellence in their respective fields.

Many aspects of our daily lives can cause stress and coping with these stresses is an important element of maintaining our mental wellbeing. One of the leading causes of stress is financial circumstance. Many people are dealing with job loss, increasing debt, and unexpected expenses, especially during this time of uncertainty. Here are five tips to assist you in coping with financial stresses.

To coincide with the occasion of Yawm-e Ali, The Ismaili is pleased to present Hum Hai Ghulam-e Ali, a devotional composition in praise of Hazrat Ali.

Yasmin Walji (center) celebrating Dec 13, 2019, Mawlana Hazar Imam’s birthday and one year of the opening of the Outpatient Department with AKMCK team members.

“You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.” Sir Winston Churchill


The USA has been particularly, and surprisingly, affected by the pandemic, due in large measure to political tardiness and an unwillingness to confront it early on, as well as a resistance to preventive measures by some segments of the public. As a result, the infection rate and the economic and social consequences of the virus have been significantly higher than would be expected.

By harnessing imagination and creativity, filmmaking and architecture have the potential to transform people’s lives and mindsets.

Whether through film, design, or other media, the arts allow individuals to express themselves and their communities, and remake the world at large through their work.

The Ismaili is pleased to present a rendition of Durood O Salam, a much-loved composition, originally performed by Kamal Taj, for the occasion of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s visit to the United States Jamat in 1986.

The Covid-19 pandemic has put economies around the world to the test. Unemployment has reached alarming levels, many industries have seen massive declines in revenue, and business models once thought reliable were disrupted. Surviving these circumstances required building new skill sets, adjusting career plans, and revising business strategies at an unprecedented pace. Inspiring stories have emerged of Ismailis who met these challenges with resilience as well as community institutions that stepped up to support the Jamat through times of hardship.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science is celebrated on 11 February every year to promote full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls.

Despite recent advancements in science and technology, there is still much to discover and accomplish to improve lives across the globe. Women and girls continue to play a leading role in this regard, not least via the sciences, while members of the Ismaili community are at the forefront of this field, working to better understand our world and make it a better place for us all.

Pakistani Consul General, Mr. Abrar Hashmi, tours the Ismaili Jamatkhana in Atlanta.

Consul General Abrar Hashmi recently visited the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center in Atlanta, where he met local leaders from the Ismaili community and toured the Jamatkhana facility. Mr. Hashmi is based at the offices of the Consulate General of Pakistan in Houston, with jurisdiction in Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana, Arkansas, Colorado, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.

SEDP is an initiative of the Ismaili Council for Pakistan, with a primary goal to improve the quality of life of remote communities in the mountainous regions of Pakistan.

Sharifullah, of Immit in Ishkoman Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, believes prosperity lies in saving for future generations. While working as a farmer, he barely earned enough to feed his family. With some assistance, Sharifullah and his family are now on a path to progress.

Due to the harsh climate in Immit, Northern Pakistan, the local soils require labour-intensive work to become suitable for cultivation, and the low income earned from farming leaves no money to save, so Sharifullah began to look elsewhere for his livelihood.

Cancer is a critical health and human issue. By raising public understanding around cancer, we can reduce fear, dispel myths and misconceptions, and change behaviours and attitudes.

World Cancer Day takes place on 4 February every year, with an aim to save countless preventable deaths by raising awareness and sharing resources relating to cancer. On this day, we bring you an interview with Dr Shama Virani, a scientist with the World Health Organization, who discusses progress, prevention, and how we might take action against the negative effects of cancer.