Breast surgery experts undertake assessment at AKU Pakistan
Breast surgery experts undertake assessment at AKU Pakistan
4 December 2018

Dr Anees Chagpar and Dr Farin Amersi served on a TKN assignment with the Aga Khan University (AKU) in Karachi for three weeks in September and October this year, in their first visit to Pakistan, to assess the breast cancer programme at AKU.

Playing a key role in the establishment of the UCA Library
Playing a key role in the establishment of the UCA Library
6 November 2018

Karim Marani’s TKN journey with the University of Central Asia (UCA) began in March 2013 when he received a call to determine his interest in contributing to the design of the university’s academic library. This was in preparation for UCA’s inaugural undergraduate programs across three campuses in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan. Karim has an undergraduate degree in Library and Information Science from East Africa and a Master’s degree in Educational Technology from the USA. He is currently Director of the Learning Resource Center, McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Denmark TKN volunteer undertakes assessment of AKAH Afghanistan IT infrastructure
Denmark TKN volunteer undertakes assessment of AKAH Afghanistan IT infrastructure
24 September 2018

Denmark-based Information Technology (IT) professional, Shaukat Khan, heads global IT infrastructure for Novo Nordisk, a multinational pharmaceutical company. He has extensive experience in leading infrastructure and development teams. Prior to Novo Nordisk, he worked with UNICEF’s HQ IT Centre in Copenhagen.

Dr. Lalani training nurses on how to read an ECG, so that heart attacks can be diagnosed rapidly and accurately.
Dr. Lalani training nurses on how to read an ECG, so that heart attacks can be diagnosed rapidly and accurately.
TKN doctor strengthens Aga Khan Hospital emergency department in Tanzania
TKN doctor strengthens Aga Khan Hospital emergency department in Tanzania
6 September 2018

Dr Fazila Lalani, a full-time emergency physician with the Aga Khan Health Services, Tanzania, is working in her ideal job, and it started as a TKN assignment.

NBC journalist teaches economics principles to students at UCA
NBC journalist teaches economics principles to students at UCA
9 July 2018

When Ali Velshi was offered the chance to teach economics to a group of students at the University of Central Asia (UCA), it was a great opportunity for him to learn new aspects about the industry he has worked in for 25 years.

Epidemiologist provides expertise in managing outbreak in Tajikistan
Epidemiologist provides expertise in managing outbreak in Tajikistan
20 June 2018

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).

Husband and wife exemplify dedication to TKN service
Husband and wife exemplify dedication to TKN service
26 April 2018

Over the past few years, Sadru and Nishat Damji have served on TKN assignments with several AKDN and Jamati institutions in many countries.

Cytologist makes key contribution at AKU Hospital Nairobi
Cytologist makes key contribution at AKU Hospital Nairobi
27 March 2018

When Rosemin Kara received the phone call asking her if she would be interested in teaching cytology at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi (AKUHN) she was, in her words, “surprised, excited and humbled to be offered such a fabulous TKN opportunity”.

LEGO Robotics, English Upgrading and Math Numeracy programs delivered in Tajikistan
LEGO Robotics, English Upgrading and Math Numeracy programs delivered in Tajikistan
27 February 2018

Three Canadian TKN volunteers - Sobia Makhani, Ashna Suchak and Kais Khimji – delivered programs for the Aga Khan Education Service, Tajikistan (AKES, Tj) from June to August 2017. Sobia delivered the first junior LEGO robotics program in the region, Ashna ran the schools summer English upgrading program and Kais taught Math numeracy.

Building Digital Financial Services capacity at AKAM institutions
Building Digital Financial Services capacity at AKAM institutions
24 January 2018

Financial inclusion is a key area of focus for the AKDN. The Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance (AKAM), which manages several microfinance institutions across Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa, launched an initiative in 2016 to improve access to basic financial services for unbanked and underbanked communities through Digital Financial Services (DFS).

A commitment to inspire smiles
A commitment to inspire smiles
11 December 2017

Khairunisa’s contribution to the development of a two-year joint Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene from AKU and the University of Alberta began from a brainstorming session during her first TKN assignment in Nairobi in 2011, where she was enhancing dental hygiene practices for hygienists at the AKU Hospital.

 
AKU alumnae contribute expertise to strengthen nursing capacity at alma mater
AKU alumnae contribute expertise to strengthen nursing capacity at alma mater
22 November 2017
Two Aga Khan University (AKU) alumnae, Dr. Amina Huda and Salima Pirani, volunteered with AKU Karachi for two weeks in February and March this year. Many other AKU alumnae and alumni have also previously served as TKN volunteers with the University and the Hospital.