Graduates urged to seize opportunities to innovate — Aga Khan University, Karachi

In his address to Aga Khan University’s 2017 convocation, Chief Guest Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair extended his personal congratulations to the 360-strong graduating class.  Mr Zubair praised parents and faculty for their contribution in the graduands’ achievements calling them “great players” in building the character and future prospects of today’s students. Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair…

Aga Khan Students from Pakistan achieve top results nationwide

Karachi, Pakistan, 17 August 2017 – Two students from Aga Khan Higher Secondary School  in Karachi emerged first and second in Pakistan in the Aga Khan University Examination Board (AKU-EB) Higher Secondary School Certificate examination, while a student from the Aga Khan School in Garden, emerged third in the AKU-EB Secondary School Certificate examination. The…

An 83-year-old woman became the first patient in Kenya to undergo aortic valve replacement without being put under general anaesthesia — Daily Nation

The two-hour procedure was done at the Aga Khan University Hospital when the patient was fully awake, having only received local anaesthesia (paracetamol) with mild sedation. Valvular heart disease affects many Africans and is commonly related to rheumatic heart disease. A large number of patients require heart surgery to treat the problem. In most cases,…

Uganda: Strengthening School Leadership — Video

Olive Kyohere, Secretary General of Association of Secondary School Head Teachers of Uganda and Head Teacher at Luzira Secondary School, speaks about the impact the school management training in Uganda, in a programme run by the Aga Khan University’s Institute for Educational Development, and supported by the World Bank. Source: Aga Khan University ->>>>><<<<<-

A Challenge for the country’s best students |AKU launched a special Challenge (Scholarship) programme to motivate students from Pakistan to apply for higher education.

Many students find the process of applying to university to be daunting. Choosing a degree programme, sitting for admission tests and meeting application deadlines can be intimidating for even the best students. That’s why the Aga Khan University has launched a special Challenge (Scholarship) programme to motivate students from Pakistan’s education system to apply for…

Newton-Utafiti Fund: New grant set to widen impact of University’s health research | Links in science and innovation between the UK and Kenya

AKU’s Faculty of Health Sciences in East Africa has won a grant from the Newton-Utafiti Fund, a collaborative partnership to strengthen links in science and innovation between the UK and Kenya, to conduct a health research workshop that will bring together researchers from the two countries. Prof. William Macharia, Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Health…

Kenya: The Aga Khan University launches Mombasa Research Office to boost education, health | AKU has a mandate to teach, train and offer healthcare services through research findings

Mombasa, Kenya, 15 March 2017 – The Aga Khan University (AKU) has launched a research office in Mombasa to improve health and education in the coastal region, working closely with local government to define priority areas of focus. The research office will help address many health-related challenges that have led to high morbidity and mortality…

Video:Improving Elementary Education in Sindh and Balochistan Through ‘STEP’ (Strengthening Teacher Education in Pakistan)

STEP- Strengthening Teacher Education in Pakistan – A multi-faceted intervention to improve the quality and delivery of elementary education appropriate to the poor, particularly women and children by strengthening the professional development and performance of teachers, teacher educators and education managers.  Source: Aga Khan University –Published on 13 Feb 2017 ->>>>>><<<<-

Aga Khan University hospital opens new medical centres in Punjab |These facilities are in addition to 100 outreach centres throughout the province

The Aga Khan University Hospital has opened two new medical centres to provide consulting clinics, vaccination, radiology, laboratory and pharmacy services in Lahore, Rawalpindi and surrounding areas in Pakistan’s Punjab province. Munnawar Hamid, Member of Board of Trustees and Firoz Rasul, President, Aga Khan University inaugurate AKUH’s new medical centre in Lahore. Photo: AKUH Located…

Afghanistan: 14 doctors graduate by completing trainings with Aga Khan Development Network — Khaama com |President Ghani met with the graduated doctors

A group of fourteen doctors graduated after completing trainings in seven different areas with the Aga Khan Development Network. The Office of the President, ARG Palace, said President Ghani met with the graduated doctors after they completing their trainings in the French Medical Institute and the Aga Khan University and Hospital Karachi. The doctors completed…

FMIC graduates 14 specialist doctors, set to serve Afghanistan — Aga Khan University

Afghanistan’s first women doctors specializing in paediatric surgery and pathology are among the 14 doctors awarded certificates of specialization by Mr Firoz Rasul, President of Aga Khan University and Dr Najibullah Safi, Director General, Preventive Medicine, Ministry of Public Health today. The programme is accredited by Afghan Ministry of Public Health and AKU’s PGME programme…

AKUH (Aga Khan University Hospital) labs become first Pakistani lab to be recognised globally — Tribune com

The College of American Pathologists (CAP), an internationally recognised standard for clinical laboratories, has accredited the Aga Khan University Hospital’s (AKUH) Clinical Laboratories, making it the first lab in Pakistan to receive this status. KARACHI: Pakistan now has a laboratories network of international repute. The College of American Pathologists (CAP), an internationally recognised standard for…

Aga Khan University graduands urged to utilise knowledge to transform society

Graduands at the Aga Khan University’s convocation ceremony in Nairobi were encouraged to use their skills and knowledge to pursue ambitious, far-reaching initiatives that would impact as many lives as possible. Sixty graduates awarded degrees at the convocation in Nairobi In her speech, Chief Guest Professor Collette Suda, Principal Secretary, State Department for University Education,…