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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
Deadly disease: Prevention is the best way to beat the Congo virus
AKU experts Dr Faisal Mahmood and Dr Irum Qamar conducted an awareness session for media on congo virus at AKUH.
The Express Tribune
Pakistan struggling to cope with surge in polio cases
“Our approach is not right,” said Dr Anita Zaidi of AKU. She said the lone focus on polio had had a negative effect, and that the vaccine should be given alongside others.
‘The real struggle in Pakistan is between the elite and the poor’
Television channels are defining the national narrative. These were thoughts expressed at AKU’s Sixth Sense Forum Lecture Series at a panel discussion on “Pakistan’s rising political temperature”.
August 2, 2014
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