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Princess Zahra Aga Khan, Chair of the Executive Committee of The Aga Khan Health Services laying the foundation stone of the Cancer Care Centre, Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam. She is with Ummy Mwalimu, the Minister of Health of the United Republic of Tanzania among other dignitaries present. www.theexchange.africa
  • The Cancer Care Centre will serve as a key hub for the innovative Tanzania Comprehensive Cancer Project (TCCP)
  • The Project has the forward-looking goal of reducing cancer morbidity and mortality in the targeted regions of Dar es Salaam and Mwanza
  • The TCCP is expected to directly benefit approximately 1.7 million people and will work with regional health management teams, as well as council health management teams

The Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam, has laid the foundation stone for its state-of-the-art Cancer Care Centre.

Launched by the Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS) in January 2020, the Cancer Care Centre will serve as a key hub for the innovative Tanzania Comprehensive Cancer Project (TCCP).

The Project has the forward-looking goal of reducing cancer morbidity and mortality in the targeted regions of Dar es Salaam and Mwanza. It is a four-year, public-private initiative funded by Agence Française de Development (AFD), as well …

Rarely does any so-called “world leader” impress me. Some of them probably mean well in that superior, “I know better than you do what’s good for you” kind of way.

But in the big scheme of things, they are all elected for very short periods of time in office. Australian Prime Ministers get only three years at a time. US Presidents get four, maximum eight years.

In my view, that means they have little or no realistic chance to effect meaningful change for the good and leave their mark, unless they attempt something radical and reckless in the short term, pandering to certain interest groups.

Therein lies the problem. It takes much longer to effect meaningful change.

To cut to the chase, the list of world leaders, or former world leaders who served in my own adult life-time, whom I admire, is pretty short.

There are two:

  • Nelson Mandela.

The Aga Khan University is transforming leadership across the globe, thanks to a move by the institution to partner with Harvard University in a bid to provide quality training in this field.

The course offered at the Graduate School of Media and Communications at the Aga Khan University (AKU GSMC) is carefully designed to perfectly match the current era of accelerating change in the dynamics of leadership and authority, globally.

According to Vice Provost and Interim Dean at the GSMC Alex O. Awiti , organizational strategies today will be obsolete — if not selfdefeating — tomorrow.

“Success requires agile leadership and visionary communication. That is why the AKU GSMC is proud to offer a seminal opportunity to sharpen two of the most vital skills – leadership and communication – demanded by these challenging times.” He said.

According to the dean, transforming Leadership for 21st Century Africa comprises two world …