Roshan's Telemedicine Project

Roshan’s Telemedicine Project

Roshan, through its Corporate Social Responsibility Arm – Roshan Community – and public and private partners, connects the French Medical Institute for Children (FMIC) with the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) in Karachi. The telemedicine project now extends to four regional hospitals – 3 in Afghanistan and one in Tajikistan, providing life-saving medical expertise that…

Introspection needed to promote clinical trial culture

Introspection needed to promote clinical trial culture

KARACHI: Need for genuine “introspection” among the country’s medical community, engaged in clinical trials, vis-à-vis their ethical responsibilities towards unassuming people (subjects) and society was largely felt during a seminar organised by Aga Khan University. Participants mainly comprising healthcare providers and medical researchers at the very onset of the symposium “Clinical Trials in Pakistan –…

Reducing Maternal and Child Mortality Through Innovative Partnerships and Financing

Reducing Maternal and Child Mortality Through Innovative Partnerships and Financing

At an event co-hosted by Aga Khan Foundation Canada and the Canadian Network for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, in partnership with RESULTS Canada and the GAVI Alliance, Lois Brown, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development, the Honourable Christian Paradis, emphasized during her opening remarks the need for innovative partnerships and financing to…

Michael Meyer: East Africa’s prosperity gap

Michael Meyer: East Africa’s prosperity gap

By Michael Meyer: Dean of the Graduate School of Media and Communications at Aga Khan University in Nairobi. In recent years, the narrative of a “rising Africa” has been embraced by some and debunked by others. But all agree on what social engineers call “inclusiveness” – the degree to which members of a society share…

Ibrahim Hyderi fishing harbour. — Photo by White Star

Ancient Coastal Town of Ibrahim Haideri

Slumlords of the sea – via Dawn.com Before the factories belched their putrid fumes, it was green. Before an entire megacity’s waste submerged the land and seafront, mangroves clustered in marshy colonies, protecting villagers from high tides and providing fish a safe haven to lay their transparent eggs. But when the trucks arrived, the ancient…

Ethnic Indians heroes in Nairobi aftermath

Aga Khan University Hospital hosts 40 technicians for the first training under lab skills Africa programme

Aga Khan University Hospital hosts 40 technicians for the first training under lab skills Africa programme Coastweek– Aga Khan University Hospital hosted 40 laboratory technicians from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe for the first training under the Lab Skills Africa Programme. This is a two year collaboration involving 13 partners in the UK and…

​Career Planning Seminar for AKU Students, Postgraduate Trainees and Junior Alumni.

​Career Planning Seminar for AKU Students, Postgraduate Trainees and Junior Alumni

Career Planning Seminar for AKU Students, Postgraduate Trainees and Junior Alumni. There will be talks by highly successful clinicians working in Medicine, Surgery and Allied specialties on clinical training and job opportunities in Pakistan, Middle East, Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. Talks will be followed by an open Q & A session with speakers.…

Aga Khan University Profs provides platform to ensure media Independence in East Africa

Aga Khan University Profs provides platform to ensure media Independence in East Africa

Dr Alex Awiti and Dean Michael Meyer: Playing a pivotal role in ensuring independence of media in East Africa February 10, 2014 In today’s climate of instantaneous information transfer, ensuring the credibility of the media is critical. An independent, socially responsible media sector can contribute to the healthy, balanced development of society and strengthening of…

Rotary and Aga Khan University teamup to train Health Professionals in East Africa

Rotary and Aga Khan University teamup to train Health Professionals in East Africa

12-Feb-2014 – With more than 50 percent of women in the developing world delivering babies without the assistance of skilled health personnel, Rotary, a global humanitarian service organization; and Aga Khan University (AKU), a private non-denominational university; are together increasing access to trained health professionals for mothers and infants in East Africa. The first class…

Aga Khan Hospital bags top award - 'Centre Of Excellence' for AKU's Ultrasound Department

Aga Khan Hospital bags top award: ‘Centre Of Excellence’ for AKU’s Ultrasound Department

The Aga Khan University’s ultrasound department has been granted “centre of excellence” status by the World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. The hospital becomes a regional centre for training sonographers to standards approved by the world body. The award was received by Dr Sudhir Vinayak, the chairman of radiology at Aga Khan University…

Aga Khan University’s Sixth Sense Forum lecture with writer and intellectual Javed Jabbar - DAWN.COM

Aga Khan University’s Sixth Sense Forum lecture with writer and intellectual Javed Jabbar – DAWN.COM

‘1,000 Ataturks needed to bring Pakistan back on track’ KARACHI: “We are an ailing state, not a failing state,” observed writer and intellectual, former senator and information minister Javed Jabbar during his lecture on ‘Ailing state — evolving nation’ a part of the Aga Khan University’s Sixth Sense Forum lecture series on Tuesday. “There are…

Heart care: Aga Khan University Hospital opens Cardiology clinic in Hyderabad Pakistan

Heart care: Aga Khan University Hospital opens Cardiology clinic in Hyderabad Pakistan

via – The Express Tribune: The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) launched cardiology services at its Maternal and Child Care Center in Hyderabad on Wednesday. According to Dr Khawar Kazmi, the consultant cardiologist and head of cardiology at AKUH, the diagnostic services will include echocardiography (ECHO), exercise tolerance test (ETT), electrocardiogram (ECG) and holter monitoring.…