New Book| Humanizing Medicine: Making Health Tangible by Dr Azim Jiwani

A new publication by Dr. Azim Jiwani titled Humanizing Medicine: Making Health Tangible  – Memoirs of engagement with a Global Development Network, chronicles almost 40 years of involvement in global health challenges, medical education and institution capacity building in parts of Asia and Africa. The book attempts to trace historical, policy and institutional landmarks of over a century that resulted in the stark inequalities in development trajectories of the low-income countries of the Global South and the industrialized North.

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Kirkus Reviews, an independent and respected New York-based book reviewer, writes about the book: 
Along the way, he increases awareness of the AKDN as an underrecognized force for good—a nongovernmental organization emerging from the Shia Ismaili Muslim sect, dedicated to improving people’s lives on a nonsectarian basis throughout Africa and Asia.”

(Reflections on Global Health and the AKDN: A Physician’s Journey)
Rarely in recent times has the world found itself gripped in conditions that pose a substantial existential threat to lifeforms on earth, destabilize societies, impact health, quality of life, economic and cultural survival, and engender greater inequality and division between and within countries and regions. The recent onset of the Covid-19 global pandemic and the accelerating but belatedly acknowledged climate crisis, and its devasting effects on human health, have laid bare the historical, political and policy and institutional deficiencies in health systems worldwide.

This book, written in the form of a personal memoir, traces efforts of a non-profit global development organizations – the Aga Khan University, the Aga Khan Health Services and agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network – in the domains of education, healthcare and empowerment of civil societies. It underscores the mission to anticipate and respond to foreseeable effects of unaddressed inequities, poverty, programme and leadership deficits in some of the most challenging regions of the developing world. It endeavours to enhance institutional capacities, establish collaborative networks, and promote best practices and international standards of excellence.

The book is available for purchase through various outlets. Royalties from the sale of the book are donated to support patient welfare programs of the Aga Khan University.

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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  1. I am a senior medical, public health and clinical nutrition consultant doctor.

    I am interested to go through the following books published by you.

    Will you be able to send me gratis copies of the following books for my review and recommendation?
    – Humanizing Medicine:Making Health
    Tangible by Dr Azim Ziwani.
    – Eating Plant Based by Dr Shireen
    Kassam & Dr Zahra Kassam.

    MY Address: Dr Pattan Jaffar Ali Khan
    501, Royal Breeze Apartments,
    Paramount Colony Gate No 4,
    Tolichowki, HYDERABAD – 500008
    Telangana, India.


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