COVID-19

The challenge: The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every place we work, in different ways. In these unprecedented times, agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) have pulled together to find creative and effective solutions to sustain the important work that needs to be done to improve the quality of human life.

Our solution: Our response to the global threat of COVID-19 includes efforts across multiple areas and is expanding as things change. We provide emergency food aid, basic medicines, and shelter to vulnerable groups. We also support public health measures to “flatten the curve” and help provide high-quality medical care to those infected. Our response brings together efforts from all AKDN agencies in a coordinated way, providing care and expertise in a time of uncertainty.

Learning During A Pandemic

We helped governments create resources and toolkits to help students continue learning beyond the classroom.

Teeko+

Teeko is a mobile Android application (App) and web portal that assists government administrators to track and monitor vaccinators and immunization coverage.

COVID-19 Innovation and Research Project (CIRP)

The CIRP is a two-year applied research initiative to identify existing gaps in preparedness and response of health systems.

Looking past the crisis: Khalil Z. Shariff on choosing resilience

“Just as crisis is a fact of human history, so of course is resilience, the ability of human communities to

Higher education and COVID-19: How Aga Khan University has risen to the challenge

“Among the founding principles that were set out by the Chancellor, was that AKU…should be able to serve [the] populations in which

Building partnerships through a pandemic

In many ways, the COVID-19 pandemic is a shared global experience. For students, the pandemic continues to disrupt their educational

Supporting early learners in challenging circumstances

Over the past months, we’ve learned that COVID-19 is more than a health crisis. The pandemic has disrupted our regular

Primary health care and the COVID-19 pandemic

By Fawad Akbari, MD, MPH, Senior Program Manager
COVID-19 has underscored the importance of primary health care systems, both in the global response to the pandemic and in keeping people healthy through the delivery of essential services.

Side effects: How COVID-19 is putting gender equality gains at risk

By Lindsay Mossman, Senior Gender Equality Advisor
How old you are, where you live, your race, your ethnic background, and your socioeconomic status all affect how your world has changed since the pandemic began. Gender is no exception.