Central Asia

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Women’s rights in Afghanistan: What has been gained, and what is at risk

Mellissa Fung’s reporting project focused on women’s rights in post-NATO Afghanistan.

Saving lives in the mountains of Afghanistan

Every morning Dr. Hajira tours the maternity wards at the Faizabad hospital with other doctors and trainees.

It takes a village

We were all once children. We were all once young, full of hope and potential.

We are there

For vulnerable communities in remote, high mountain valleys across Central Asia, lives are changing.

World Health Day: 4.5 million reasons to celebrate

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.

Welcoming the class of 2021: The University of Central Asia launches its first undergraduate program

Classes are officially underway at the University of Central Asia’s first undergraduate program in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic. The inaugural cohort of 71 students is hitting the books – with a unique curriculum that has a Canadian connection.

Healthy Mothers and Children: The Heart of Communities

A healthy body and mind are fundamental to a good quality of life. In Canada, we have the building blocks of good health: nutritious food, clean water, sanitary living conditions, and access to medical care.

Overcoming energy poverty in Central Asia

Access to electricity is a key stepping stone in overcoming poverty in rural communities.