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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and the Aga Khan Health Board is raising awareness of the important role mental health plays in our lives. We encourage members of the Jamat to take action toward protecting their mental health and overall well-being. Read more to learn about our plans and activities for the month.

World Mental Health Day #LetsTalkAboutIt

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October 10, 2023 is designated as the World Mental Health Day by the World Health Organization. Today, the Health Board urges our Jamat to recognize the significance of mental health and placing it on equal footing with physical well-being. The theme chosen for this year for the World Mental Health Day speaks for itself – “Mental Health is a Universal Human Right”!

2023 COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available

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The FDA and CDC have just approved a new COVID-19 vaccine for ages six months and above, which provides protection against newer COVID variants. With cases rising and the upcoming flu season, we urge the Jamat to obtain both the new COVID-19 booster and the flu vaccine as soon as possible.

The Genetics of Mental Health

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During the pandemic, mental health has come to the forefront of many discussions, not only because of the effects of the virus on the body, but because of additional factors such as changes in daily life, job stress, stay at home orders, and reductions in social interactions within and outside the Jamat. A silver lining […]

Foreword from Dr. Mirza M. Kajani, MD Chairman, AKHB for USA

Foreword from Dr. Mirza M. Kajani MD Chairman AKHB for USA

Epidemiological and scientific evidence demonstrates clear links between food and disease development indicating that much of the chronic disease burden is preventable through the modification of lifestyle behaviors. Healthy eating is associated with reduced risks for many diseases including several of the leading causes of death: hypertension, heart disease, certain cancers, diabetes collectively known as […]