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Empowering Change 
on the frontlines of health

The AKDN operates as a network of private development agencies, covering a wide remit of sectors, including health and education, in some of the poorest countries in the world.

The AKDN works to improve the welfare and prospects of people in the developing world, particularly in Asia and Africa, supporting marginalized communities to achieve a level of self-reliance through access to tools, knowledge and education.

The Trust has a long term partnership with the AKDN, working on a number of innovative programs and initiatives to improve community resources within Nursing and Midwifery, Early Childhood Development and Maternal and Newborn Child Health.

Nursing and Midwifery
In 2001, the Aga Khan Development Network was invited by the Government of East Africa to improve nurse education and training in a bid to halt the out-migration of qualified nurses, and to strengthen and reform its health care system.
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Early Childhood Development (ECD)
With the political and economic unrest continuing in Egypt, the implementation of government run programs and public services has been adversely affected, leaving many vulnerable populations at risk of disease, poverty and destitution, particularly young children.
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Community Engagement around Health and Early Childhood Service Provision
Another key AKDN partnership initiative, supported by the Trust, is The Aswan Nursing Program; an educational program providing nurses with a comprehensive package of training courses in English; IT; Basic life Support; Infection Control; Quality Assurance and Management Skills, created specifically to improve the status and image of nursing as a profession; strengthen the quality of nursing education; and enhance nursing services and patient care.

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Celebrating 15 years of Partnership

Strengthening Nursing & Midwifery organizations through the Trust Secondment Program