AKU honours graduates at global convocation: The first-ever international convocation event of the Aga Khan University (AKU) was live-streamed to a globally target market today, as 667 trainees on three continents received their levels and paid attention to speeches by His Highness the Aga Khan, chief guest Melinda French Gates and AKU Head Of State Firoz Rasul.
The Aga Khan– that is also the AKU’s owner and also chancellor– shared his satisfaction in the university’s payments to the battle versus the pandemic and saluted the nerve and also resilience of its professors, personnel and also trainees.
He commended the grads in Pakistan, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and also the UK for having actually selected “a path of service to mankind.”
” The college has made an important distinction– recommending national governments, training public-sector medical personnel, dealing with educators and institutions, raising recognition with media and also journalism, as well as doing every little thing feasible to deal with individuals and also to save lives,” the Aga Khan said.
He additionally kept in mind the function of the AKU researchers in tracking new anomalies of the coronavirus, evaluating the security and also performance of vaccines, and also reviewing treatments for Covid-19.
Melinda French Gates, co-chair and trustee of the Expense & Melinda Gates Structure, commended the AKU for its leadership in boosting health as well as encouraging females, as well as articulated self-confidence in the graduates.
” The Aga Khan College is not just a worldwide resource– it is a transformative force for public health and women’s wellness,” French Gates stated.
” We take pride in our partnership with AKU for many years.”
“As grads of the AKU, you sign up with an exceptional team of ladies and also males who are changing lives right throughout the globe,” she informed the grads.
“As well as let me tell you: the globe desperately requires your power and management.” The Gates Structure as well as the Aga Khan Growth Network– including the AKU– are working together in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, as well as East Africa to enhance health and wellness, advancement financial advancement as well as develop opportunities for ladies as well as ladies.
To day, the structure has actually given around $90 million in funding for research study as well as various other jobs at the AKU in locations consisting of mother’s as well as kid health and wellness, transmittable illness, malnutrition, and Covid-19.