15 06, 2019

UNAIDS to continue support the response to the HIV outbreak in Pakistan


UNAIDS Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Eamonn Murphy reiterated UNAIDS’ commitment to supporting provincial and federal authorities to respond to the HIV outbreak and strengthen the HIV response in the country. He expressed these views during a press briefing in Karachi during his official visit to Pakistan. The preliminary findings was presented during [...]

15 06, 2019

Exploring new pathogens of infectious childhood illnesses


Faculty at Aga Khan University have secured a Grand Challenges Explorations grant – funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative – aimed at spurring innovation in the diagnosis and treatment of novel strains causing infectious diseases in newborns. The grant will support a project Metagenomics for Discovery of Novel Pathogens in Infectious Childhood Illnesses that [...]

15 03, 2019

Nationwide screening needed to protect newborns from rare diseases – Experts


Under 1 percent of Pakistani newborns are being screened for preventable genetic diseases which can lead to lifelong disability and even mental retardation, said experts at a conference to mark World Rare Disease Day organised by Aga Khan University. Newborn screening for rare diseases such as congenital hypothyroidism, CHT, a disease that limits the production [...]

15 03, 2019

Govt committed to address Nutrition status


Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, Aamer Mehmood Kiani said that the Government of Pakistan is committed to address Nutrition issue in line with the mission of health care for all. He expressed these views while talking to Regional Director, World Food Programme (WFP) for Asia and Pacific, David Kaatrud at his office [...]

15 12, 2018

AKU Convocation – More than 400 graduates conferred degrees


More than 400 graduates celebrated their success at the Aga Khan University’s Convocation Ceremony held recently at AKUH, Karachi. This year’s ceremony was especially significant as it marked graduation of the university’s 15,000th student and 10,000th woman student. In his convocation message on the 35th anniversary of the University’s founding, AKU Chancellor His Highness the [...]

15 12, 2018

Anatomy & Surgery Learning Studio inaugurate at AKUH


The Aga Khan University Medical College cut the ribbon on its new anatomy and surgical skills lab, introducing the latest available learning aids in an enlarged space for students to learn about the human body structure, and enable residents and practicing physicians and surgeons to rehearse difficult and complicated surgical procedures before performing them on [...]

15 11, 2018

Pakistan needs integrated emergency care systems


The global Disease Control Priorities Project estimates that nearly half of deaths and over a third of disability in low- and middle-income countries can be addressed by the implementation of effective emergency care. The solution is to establish integrated emergency and trauma care systems with pre- and post-emergency department care nationwide,” said Dr. Junaid Razzak, [...]

15 08, 2018

AKU & USIU-A launch partnership enhance the research and training


Aga Khan University (AKU) and Kenya’s United States International University Africa (USIU-A) are set to collaborate on a range of projects that will enhance the research and training opportunities open to students and faculty from both universities. A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the two universities under which AKU will provide attachment placements for USIU-A [...]

15 08, 2018

High number of Dental Practitioners lacking adequate qualifications


Says the dentist to population ratio is Pakistan is 1:1,305,811, while the WHO standard for developing countries is 1:75,000  Dental hygiene is a new concept in Pakistan and in many countries of the developing world it is still unknown. There are approximately 40,000 non-qualified dental practitioners in Pakistan. The dentist to population ratio in the [...]

15 07, 2018

Aga Khan Centre inaugurated in King’s Cross, London


The Prince of Wales last week opened the new Aga Khan Centre at a unique building in King’s Cross, at the heart of London’s thriving knowledge quarter. The inauguration took place in the presence of Prince Karim Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Shiite Ismaili Muslim, who visited the United Kingdom as a guest [...]

15 07, 2018

AKUH and Media collaborate to improve public health


To develop greater collaboration between healthcare experts and the media, The Agha Khan University Hospital organised Health Media Conference in Partnership with the Agha Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications in Kenya and the Centre for Innovation in Medical Education. Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Asim Belgaumi spoke about the role of the institution in raising healthcare [...]

15 07, 2018

Experts highlight exercise benefits during pregnancy


Pregnant women in Pakistan are missing out on the significant health benefits that come from regular exercise during pregnancy, according to new research by Aga Khan University (AKU). A study of the lifestyles of over 450 pregnant women found that just over one in three women (36 percent) were physically active during pregnancy with just [...]

15 06, 2018

Protecting the health of children living in conflict


?Researchers from Aga Khan University and Canada’s Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto will collaborate on a study that aims to identify the most effective measures to help mothers breastfeed during protracted crises. According to Dr. Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, Director of AKU’s Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health and lead Researcher on the [...]

15 06, 2018

Pakistani mothers-to-be missing out on health benefits of exercise – Study


Pregnant women in Pakistan are missing out on the significant health benefits that come from regular exercise during pregnancy, according to new research by Aga Khan University. A study of the lifestyles of over 450 pregnant women found that just over one in three women (36 per cent) were physically active during pregnancy with just [...]

15 05, 2018

Pakistan becomes first country to launch Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine


A new typhoid conjugate vaccine is to be added to the national Expanded Programme for Immunization following new evidence about the threat posed by a strain of typhoid that is extremely difficult to treat with antibiotics. An outbreak of extensively-drug resistant (XDR) typhoid in Hyderabad has already affected many children. Research from Aga Khan University [...]