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 Africa.
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.