We were all once children. We were all once young, full of hope and potential.
We all deserve to reach our highest standard of health. Working with governments, private institutions, local communities, and global experts, we invest in strong healthcare systems to help people make healthy choices, and get quality care when an issue arises – even in remote areas. Our programs promote public health awareness, training for professionals of all kinds, and improvements to a range of facilities, from basic rural clinics to specialized centres for treatment and research on a global scale.
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- Food Security and Nutrition
- Gender Equality
As September turned into October, six Canadians from different walks of life embarked on a journey through Kenya to get a glimpse into the work AKFC is supporting around the world.
For vulnerable communities in remote, high mountain valleys across Central Asia, lives are changing.
East Africa is facing a growing threat: By 2030, cardiovascular diseases are expected to surpass infectious diseases like malaria and HIV/AIDS as a leading cause of death in the region.
Earlier this month, Deborah Lyons, Canadian Ambassador to Afghanistan, and Nurjehan Mawani, Diplomatic Representative of His Highness the Aga Khan to Afghanistan, met with Governor Tahir Zohair and local officials in the province of Bamyan in Northern Afghanistan.
Four years ago, Laya Hoor took a walk through the village of Ghulmet, on the banks of the Hunza River. The craggy peaks of northern Pakistan’s mountain ranges rose around her on all sides, so high that they skimmed the clouds drifting by.
Suicide attacks, earthquakes, and assaults on girls in school dominate international news from Afghanistan. But there is a greater danger to life, rarely mentioned in the headlines: pregnancy.
March 22 marks World Water Day. Most Canadians use water every day without thinking twice: to quench thirst, prepare meals, and bathe. But in the developing world – where clean, safe water can be scarce – these simple daily routines put lives at risk.