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Poor lifestyle is one of the primary causes of developing cardiovascular disease. According to the World Health Organization over 17 million people die of cardiovascular diseases each year, a number which could come down substantially if people adopted heart-healthy lifestyle options.
The Aga Khan University Faculty of Health Sciences Library in Nairobi has won the 2014 Maktaba Award in recognition of the excellent library and information services it provides. The award was presented to the University at a colourful ceremony at the Louis Leakey Auditorium, National Museums of Kenya presided over by Dr Auma Obama.
In its 2014 Annual Report, the UN's independent Expert Review Group on Information and Accountability for Women's and Children's Health has proposed radical new arrangements for advancing health of women and children. The iERG members include Professor Zulfiqar Bhutta of AKU.
Living the healthy heart lifestyle
According to experts speaking during a World Heart Day event held at AKUH, the number of deaths due to heart diseases is expected to rise to 23 million in next 10-15 years with 80 per cent of these deaths occurring in low-income countries like Pakistan.
September 28, 2014
Ready... Set... Ignite!
CCIT’s first effort was an Ignite event. Ignite is similar to TED Talks but with more stringent rules.
September 22, 2014
Two isolation wards to fight Ebola is all the Sindh govt has planned
Speaking at the event organised by PMA on Ebola, Dr Afia Zafar of AKUH said that there is minimal chance that the virus will find its way into Pakistan. “But because people travel a lot so we can’t ignore the issue.”
The Express Tribune
To end poverty we must invest in kids
An article by Dr Alex Awiti of AKU: Recent estimates by the World Bank put the population of global poor at 1.44 billion people, based on the $1.25 daily expenditure.
‘Number of hepatitis C cases rising in Pakistan, falling in other developing countries’
“We are developing about 250,000 new infections annually,” said Dr Saeed Hamid, Chair, Department of Medicine, during a three-day conference on Hep C at AKU.
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