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What the Aga Khan Foundation does with Canadian government money

By Khalil Shariff      

Thanks to Canada, we are changing the odds, by building, for instance, Bamyan hospital in a remote region of Afghanistan, giving women in labour a much better chance of survival than otherwise.

Mwatime Ali Mwakulo, 5, attends school in a village on Kenya’s coast. Canadian investments on Kenya’s coast include health facilities and training, preschool and primary education, economic opportunity, and initiatives to improve local governance and social inclusion. Photograph courtesy of Aga Khan Foundation Canada
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On the day the Bamyan hospital first opened its doors, 12 women arrived in various stages of labour. In Afghanistan, where pregnancy kills one of every 52 women, giving life can be a death sentence. But the chances of survival for these 12 women dramatically increased when they walked through the new hospital’s front doors. Thanks to Canada, we are changing the odds. In recent weeks, the financial partnership between the Government of Canada and Aga Khan Foundation

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