Almost 30 per cent of AKU’s worldwide student body is enrolled in programmes in East Africa and the number is growing.
Over the next 15 years, the Aga Khan
University will be investing USD$ 700 million in the region. This
includes the newly opened USD$ 46 million Heart and Cancer Centre at the
Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi and the upcoming USD$ 250
million Faculty of Health Sciences.
The Heart and Cancer Centre is a
comprehensive cardiovascular and oncology centre of excellence. It
serves sub-Saharan Africa and offers AKU medical residents and nursing
students an innovative, technology-enabled teaching environment. Along
with the Faculty of Health Sciences, it will expand the number of
doctors, nurses and allied health professionals qualified in East
These investments complement the University’s
existing degree programmes in medicine, nursing and educational
development that have been in operation in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda since 2004 as well as a tertiary care hospital that was established in 1958.