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  • On Sunday October 19, 2014 nearly 1,000 participants raced to end global poverty in the annual San Francisco Partnership Walk/Run at Central Park – Lake Elizabeth in Fremont, CA. The San Francisco Partnership Walk is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) to raise awareness and funds that reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy and poor health in Africa and Asia. The charity event raised $316,000 for AKF USA programs worldwide. 100% of the funds raised at Partnership Walk/Run go directly to projects supported by the Foundation; not a cent is spent on administration.

  • Afghanistan's problems are not stopping residents of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO), Tajikistan, from helping Afghans who live across the Panj River in Afghanistan's Badakhshan Province. In 2010, Tajikistan and Afghanistan sealed a deal enabling Afghans from Badakhshan Province to receive free medical care in Khorog, or to have a Tajik doctor visit them in Afghanistan, also free of charge. The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and the Tajik Ministry of Health and Social Protection make the charitable effort possible

  • The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is introducing injectable vaccination along with oral polio vaccine to boost immunity level of the recipients against polio virus and do away with the crippling childhood ailment, according to officials. Sources said that provincial government took the decision after IPV showed promising results in Bajaur Agency during a demonstration project implemented by Aga Khan Medical University between 2011 and 2014.

FROM THE FIELD

Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) is joining #GivingTuesday – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – as a partner to raise awareness and funds for a good cause. AKF USA is launching a month-long online campaign on November 2 leading up to #GivingTuesday, December 2. The campaign centers on stories of self-reliance told through the voices of people throughout the Aga Khan Development Network. The stories (hashtag #HowISeeChange) come from people who witness change close up in the Network’s programs in Asia and Africa.