On December 8, 2022, in celebration of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 86th birthday, the Government of Tanzania named a street “Aga Khan Street” in recognition of the services being rendered by the Aga Khan Development Network [AKDN], the Aga Khan Hospital, and Aga Khan Health Services.
At the same time, the Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam’s overhead pedestrian bridge was officially opened by the AKDN and Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam leadership. This overhead pedestrian bridge has been built to ensure the safety and security of the patients, their families, and employees of the Hospital.
“The AKDN has been present in Tanzania for over a century, contributing to poverty alleviation, education, health care, economic development, and cultural restoration. The newly-named Aga Khan Street is a testament to this presence,” said Dr. Zeenat Sulaiman Khan, Regional Chief Executive Officer of Aga Khan Health Services, East Africa. “Seeing the name of Mawlana Hazar Imam on one of our street signs will be a point of immense pride and happiness for all members of the Jamat in Tanzania and it reminds us of the great history the Jamat has had in this country,”
The Aga Khan Health Service, Tanzania — an institution of the AKDN — has a well-proven track record of providing quality care to Tanzanians for over 90 years with one hospital in Dar es Salaam, a medical center in Mwanza, and 24 outreach health centres across 14 regions in Tanzania.
The Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam, is an ultramodern 170-bed facility serving as a tertiary care, referral, and teaching hospital providing high-quality medical care. The Hospital is JCI accredited — achieving a level of quality and patient service equal to the best hospitals in the world.
The Aga Khan Development Network, founded by Mawlana Hazar Imam Aga Khan IV, is dedicated to improving the quality of life of those in need, mainly in Asia and Africa, irrespective of their origin, faith, or gender