Community Health Volunteer, Kenya
Going door-to-door in her community in coastal Kenya, Nelly is shattering harmful myths about family planning and women’s health.
Community Health Volunteer, Tanzania
A farmer and a volunteer; Joyce is an important person in her community. She works hard to make sure that her neighbours get the information and support they need, when they need it most.
In her remote and mountainous community, Gulbadan is providing life-saving services to pregnant women and mothers.
Aga Khan Foundation Canada invests in support and training for volunteers, midwives, and other community health workers who are champions for change. This is part of the Foundation's broader commitment to anchoring development at the local level. Our programs promote the empowerment of women and girls, and invest in health, education, economic inclusion, food security, and civil society.
Dr. Ng'wasi Simiyu
Head of Maternity Ward, Nansio hospital, Tanzania
Inspired at a young age to study medicine, Dr. Simiyu is saving lives every day.
Radiographer, Mariakani hospital, Kenya
With the right equipment, Sophiline can help doctors detect complications so they can prevent emergencies.
Nurse Manager, Faizabad hospital, Afghanistan
Elaha is perfect for her role in her busy hospital. She is at her calmest when she is helping patients, and solving problems.
Aga Khan Foundation Canada invests in quality medical facilities and skill building for health professionals, from small rural clinics to world-class hospitals. This reflects the Foundation's broader commitment to strengthening local institutions that anchor long-term progress, including schools and universities, governments, and civil society organizations.
At Aga Khan Foundation Canada, we partner with Canadians and women like the ones in this digital exhibit to build a better future for everyone.
We invest in health and nutrition, education, inclusive economies, agriculture and food security, and early childhood development. Breaking down gender barriers and promoting an active civil society are central to our success. As a registered charity, we undertake our programs in partnership with the public and private sectors in Canada and 15 countries across Africa and Asia.
By unlocking human potential, especially for women and girls, we have expanded opportunity for millions of people since 1980.
None of this would be possible without the crucial support of Canada and Canadians.