Mother-child health: AKU’s research and training centre in Matiari, Sindh, Pakistan

Mother-child health: AKU's research and training centre in Matiari, Sindh, PakistanApril 2, 2016 – HYDERABAD: The Aga Khan University (AKU) inaugurated a research and training centre in Matiari district on Friday.

The centre, equipped with a laboratory, training spaces, data centres and office space, will conduct research and capacity buildings programmes on mother and child healthcare.

Mother-child health: AKU's research and training centre in Matiari, Sindh, PakistanThe centre has been constructed at an over 11,000 square-feet plot at a cost of Rs68.4 million, funded by United Energy Pakistan. According to Professor Zulfiqar Bhutta, founding director of AKU’s Centre for Excellence in Women and Child Health, “The centre will become the hub of the university’s research and training into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of some of today’s major mother and child healthcare problems in the country.” Matiari, with a population of around 500,000 scattered over 1,400 villages and three semi-urban underdeveloped talukas, is around 30 kilometres away from Hyderabad. According to the AKU, more than half of the total births in the district take place at home, attended by unskilled birth attendants.

Source: Mother-child health: AKU opens research and training centre in Matiari – The Express Tribune

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