“It’s important to keep in mind that disease is changing in its nature. We are more and more confronted in modern society by non-communicable disease and therefore in the decades ahead we will be concentrating through the Aga Khan Health Network and other medical institutions in dealing with non-communicable diseases. And I refer to diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, mental and neurological illness, cancer and others. These are the areas where we must concentrate properly, to serve future generations of society.“
Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan (Kampala, Uganda, Dec 17, 2015)
Half-day Forum on Hypertension and Cardio-Metabolic Diseases was held in Colombo recently, convening key government, donor, research and global health stakeholders to identify efforts across Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka to prevent, manage and reduce the prevalence and risk of hypertension and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in South Asia.
Dr. Imtiaz Jehan from Aga Khan University, Pakistan was one of the panelist present at this event.
Read complete speech by His Highness the Aga Khan on this topic here: https://www.akdn.org/speech/his-highness-aga-khan/creation-aga-khan-university-hospital