15 01, 2019

First kidney transplant centre launched


The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) has launched its first kidney transplant centre in Karachi for which an awareness event was organised attended by different nephrologists, dialysis centre managers of Karachi, general physicians and endocrinologists of as well as recently treated patients of the kidney transplant centre. The purpose of the event was to increase [...]

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 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

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

PEI Organizes ‘Clinical Skills Enhancement Trainings’


Poverty Eradication Initiative (PEI) organized its ‘Clinical Skills Enhancement Trainings’ for hospital-based health care providers at Center for Innovation in Medical Education (CIME) Building, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi. The certificate distribution ceremony for ‘Master Trainers’ of the training program was conducted by Dr. Usman Chachar, Secretary Health Sindh. It was attended by Dr. Asim, [...]

15 07, 2018

Bone and Joint Health Camp by AKUH


With commitment to provide quality healthcare to all, Orthopaedic Doctors and Surgeons from Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine Service Line of the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, travelled to Quetta for three days to serve patients. Clinics were arranged by AKUH's Quetta Refferal Office in Quetta for patients who need assistance and treatment for problem related to bones, joints, knees, nerves, sports injury [...]

15 04, 2018

Over 100 people daily fall prey to Parkinson’s in Pakistan


Everyday more than 100 people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in Pakistan and an estimated 6 million people worldwide are suffering from this disease. These views were expressed by leading Neurologists at a press briefing held recently in Karachi to mark World Parkinson’s Awareness Week. The Awareness week was supported by GSK Pakistan. Dr. Shahid [...]

15 02, 2018

Modern Medicine Saves Lives of Children


Future Looks Bright for Paediatric Congenital Heart Disease Patients Shahmeer Khan was born with Tetralogy of Fallot, a rare and complex congenital heart defect in which he had a combination of four heart defects. A congenital heart defect, it is often called the “blue baby syndrome” because it causes the skin to turn bluish in color [...]

15 03, 2016

Patients’ Behbud Society for AKUH – 15 years of changing lives


The Patients’ Behbud Society for Aga Khan University Hospital (PBS) celebrated 15 years of support to needy patients and the generosity of its donors at a ceremony today. Since 2001, PBS has provided Rs 829 million in financial support for the care of over 28,000 deserving patients. “PBS is an independent, charitable society, which disburses zakat to [...]

15 12, 2014

Successful surgery on conjoined twins performed at AKUH


Two conjoined twins have been successfully separated after a surgery at the Aga Khan University Hospital, the first at the Hospital and the first in Karachi. Their parents Ilyas, a policeman, and Uzma residents of Pano Akil, never thought they would see this day. Conjoined twins are rare, estimated incidence is 1 in 250,000 of [...]

15 05, 2012

Pharmacists vital to healthy healthcare system


Pharmacists are an integral part of health delivery system and without them the goal of health for all cannot be achieved said Senator Haseeb Khan while speaking as the Chief Guest at the 1st National Conference on Pharmacy Profession and Scientific Research Poster Competition.   The 2-day 1st National Conference on Pharmacy Profession and Scientific [...]

15 01, 2012

First automated laboratory system in Pakistan launched


Aga Khan University Hospital launched first state-of-the-art automated laboratory system that ensures more accurate test results as well as allows a quicker reporting time. The launching Ceremony was held recnetly at AKUH in which Firoz Rasul, President, Aga Khan University was the Chief Guest on the occasion. It aimed to advance patient care, this new [...]

15 11, 2011

Smoking and Pollution Responsible for Rising Chronic Lung Disease in Pakistan


Widespread tobacco smoking and the use of fuels such as wood and coal are a major cause of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The disease poses a major health hazard and unfortunately remains largely under-diagnosed and under-treated in Pakistan. This was the consensus opinion of experts gathered at a collaborative seminar organised by Aga Khan [...]