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Swiss Ambassador to Pakistan and Afghanistan visits AKU 2022-06-10

Ambassador Cerjat receives a copy of 'The Economic Impact of the Aga Khan University in Pakistan' from AKU President Dr Sulaiman
Source: 
www.aku.edu

The Swiss Ambassador to Pakistan and Afghanistan Bénédict de Cerjat visited the academic and health care facilities at the Aga Khan University in Karachi.

During the conversations with AKU President Dr Sulaiman Shahabuddin and other University leaders, he talked about Switzerland’s strong bilateral relationships with Pakistan.

“I am pleased to learn that the Aga Khan University’s programmes and facilities are accredited by prestigious international bodies like Advance HE, Joint Commission International, and the College of American Pathologists,” said Ambassador Cerjat.

AKU to be first institution to become carbon neutral by 2030 2022-06-06

Aga Khan University, Karachi
Source: 
thenews.com.pk

KARACHI: Cutting down on use of anaesthetic gases that are used to keep the patients unconscious during surgery by 80 percent along with decarbonising processes and buildings, investing in clean energy, telemedicine and home healthcare are some of the major steps that can help Aga Khan University (AKU) to be the first institution of higher education in East Africa and Pakistan to become carbon neutral by 2030, officials said Saturday.

AKU wins award of excellence for disruptive education 2022-05-17

AKU wins Zairi Award.jpeg
Source: 
pakobserver.net Pakistan Observer

The Aga Khan University (AKU) has won the Award of Excellence for Disruptive Education of the prestigious and competitive Zairi International Award in Higher Education, 2022.

Thirtyone countries participated at the MENA Higher Education Leadership Forum in Dubai, UAE and thehonour to their organization has been received by Prof. Tashmin Khamis and Ms. Azra Naseem.

The Aga Khan University Signs MOU with Baylor College of Medicine 2022-04-07

Baylor College of Medicine
Source: 
bcm.edu

Baylor College of Medicine announces the signing of a non-exclusive Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The Aga Khan University for the exchange of expertise and collaboration on health sciences teaching, research, writing and distribution, and international development.

AKU feted as Zairi International Award winner 2022-03-23

AKU feted as Zairi International Award winner
Source: 
www.aku.edu

The Aga Khan University has won the inaugural edition of the Award of Excellence for Disruptive Education, of the prestigious and competitive Zairi International Award in Higher Education 2022.

AKU received the award based on the work of the University's Network of Quality, Teaching and Learning, QTL_net, which supports excellence in academic programmes to ensure students have a strong learning experience during their academic years.

Speech by Prince Rahim Aga Khan at the Climate Change Conference Pakistan 2022-03-07

Prince Rahim Aga Khan addressed the conference remotely
Source: 
video

Bismillah-ir-Raheman-ir-Rahim
Senator Javed Jabbar
Dr. Jeffrey Sachs
Chief Guest Mr. Zakir Mahmood - Chairman, AKU Board of Trustees
President Sulaiman Shahabuddin,
Provost and Vice-President, Academic, Dr. Carl Amrhein,
Distinguished University Professor Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta
Guests and colleagues
As-salamu alaikum and good evening

VIDEO: http://ismaili.net/timeline/2022/2022-03-07-prince-rahim.mp4

Challenges of climate change, health, and nutrition in Pakistan 2022-03-07

Prince Rahim Aga Khan addressed the conference remotely
Source: 
www.aku.edu

Climate change and extreme weather events are contributing to a wide range of health and food security risks around the world. These threats are particularly severe in low- and middle-income countries like Pakistan that are often the least able to respond. This calls for urgent and proactive actions to meet the many challenges posed by climate change whilst achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 in Pakistan.

Over 600 students awarded degrees at global convocation of AKU 2022-02-26

Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi
Source: 
DAWN, www.dawn.com

KARACHI: More than 600 students in Pakistan, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda graduated from the Aga Khan University (AKU) in a live-streamed global convocation ceremony that was watched by viewers around the world.

During the live session, the varsity commits to becoming carbon neutral in its operations by 2030. It will be among the first institutions in Pakistan and East Africa to achieve carbon neutrality.

Aga Khan Hospitals Get Sh290mn Grant From PROPARCO To Boost Healthcare Access 2022-02-15

The project will provide financial support to scale up oxygen supply and critical care capacity in Mombasa and Kisumu counties.
Source: 
www.capitalfm.co.ke

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 16 – The Aga Khan hospitals in East Africa have received a Sh290 million grant from Proparco, the private sector financing arm of AFD Group, the French Development Agency to increase access to health care services by boosting oxygen supply and supporting needy patients with quality care.

The grant will benefit the Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi and the Aga Khan Hospitals in Mombasa, Kisumu and Dar-es-Salaam including ninety-four outreach and medical centres of the Aga Khan Health Services in Kenya and Tanzania.

AKU’s commitment to be carbon neutral by 2030 2022-02-10

AKU’s commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2030 is commendable and other institutions should follow suit, said Sindh Energy
Source: 
www.aku.edu

The Aga Khan University’s commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2030 is commendable and other institutions should follow suit, said Sindh Energy Minister Imtiaz Ahmad Shaikh while talking to AKU President Sulaiman Shahabuddin at the minister’s office.

Mr Sulaiman informed the minister that new solar installations on AKU campuses will cut the University’s carbon footprint by more than 365,000 kg per year, the equivalent to 1.5 million kilometres travelled in a medium-sized car.

1994 Pakistan

1994 Pakistan

November 18th 1994 Nursing & medical student / graduation luncheon with MHI & Princess Zahra Aga Khan Imam was very happy to meet his new graduates and emphasizes on continuing education.

Speech by Princess Zahra at the opening of the Princess Zahra Pavilion Karachi 2021-09-06

Princess Zahra Aga Khan
Source: 
video

Speech by Princess Zahra Aga Khan during the opening of the Princess Zahra Pavilion at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan

September 6, 2021

President Firoz Rassul. President Designate Sulaiman Shahabudin, Aga Khan University Hospital CEO Dr. Shahid Shafi, generous Donors, Leaders, faculty and staff of the University

It is an honour to share this occasion with all of you today and I only wish we could all be together in person.

Princess Zahra Pavilion opened at AKU Karachi

Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi

Today September 6th, 2021 The New Private Wing Complex known as the Princess Zahra Pavilion was opened at The Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan. Princess Zahra delivered remotely the address at a special ceremony which was hosted by President Firoz Rassul and various donors

Princess Zahra Pavilion opened at AKU Karachi

Private Wing Complex in Karachi known as the Princess Zahra Pavilion.
Source: 
the.ismaili

Today September 6th, 2021 The New Private Wing Complex known as the Princess Zahra Pavilion was opened at The Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan. Princess Zahra delivered remotely the address at a special ceremony which was hosted by President Firoz Rassul and various donors

University of Michigan and AKU to deepen ties 2021-06-18

University of Michigan and AKU to deepen ties
Source: 
global.umich.edu Newsroom

The University of Michigan and Aga Khan University have agreed to deepen their collaboration across a range of academic and scientific initiatives to transform data science for global health.

Joseph Kolars, director of the U-M Center for Global Health Equity, and AKU Provost and Vice President Carl Amrhein signed an agreement between the two institutes during a virtual ceremony on June 18. U-M President Mark Schlissel and AKU President Firoz Rasul also attended the signing ceremony.

AKU releases findings of Pakistan’s largest vaccine survey 2021-07-15

TPVICS Full Immunization Coverage
Source: 
www.aku.edu/news

The largest-ever survey of routine immunisation coverage across Pakistan has found that 76.1 per cent of children under the age of 2 years have received the full course of vaccinations recommended by Pakistan’s government.

Of the remaining children, more than 1 in every 6, or 17.7 per cent, have been partially vaccinated while 5.9 per cent of under 2s have never been vaccinated, according to results from The Third-Party Verification Immunization Coverage Survey, TPVICS.

AKU wins grant to develop gene therapies for blood disorders 2021-07-01

Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi
Source: 
Dawn.com

KARACHI: Efforts to find less-invasive and more affordable cure for two common genetic disorders — beta thalassaemia and sickle cell anaemia — have received a boost with Aga Khan University’s research centre recently winning a competitive research grant of Rs159.60 million.

Currently, Pakistan has an estimated 100,000 transfusion-dependent thalassaemia patients with 5,000 babies born with the disease every year.

On the other hand, sickle-cell disease is one of the well-known causes of anaemia in the country.

Hazar Imam attended the Seminar on the role of an Academic Health Sciences Centre in a Developing Country 1989-03-19

: Mowlana Hazar Imam and Prime Minister Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto at the Seminar on the role of an Academic Health Sciences Centr

1989, March 19: H.H. The Aga Khan, Mowlana Shah Karim and Prime Minister Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto at the Seminar on the role of an Academic Health Sciences Centre in a Developing Country which was held on March 19, 1989 at the AKU Campus. This seminar was also attended by former Director General of the World Health Organisation, Dr. Halfdan Mahler and other leading health education specialists from throughout the world.

AKU agrees to establish Hospital and Medical College In Hyderabad 2021-03-28

Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi
Source: 
dailytimes.com.pk

The Aga Khan University (AKU) Board has agreed in principle to a proposal of Commissioner Hyderabad to establish Aga Khan Hospital and a Medical College at Hyderabad.

The board agreed to establish the hospital and medical college during a meeting held here a few days back.

Hazar Imam visited Pakistan and attended various functions at the AKU 1989-03-18

Hazar Imam with the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, His Excellency the Foreign Minister of Pakistan Sahazada Yaqub Khan

Mowlana Shah Karim with the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, His Excellency the Foreign Minister of Pakistan Sahazada Yaqub Khan at a dinner hosted in honor of the donors of the AKU on March 18, 1989. Mowlana Hazar Imam with the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, His Excellency the Foreign Minister of Pakistan Sahazada Yaqub Khan at a dinner hosted in honor of the donors of the AKU on March 18, 1989


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