Health in Pakistan at a Turning Point
The Lancet’s series Health Transitions in Pakistan analyses the country’s past and present performance in health, with experts calling for a unified vision for universal and equitable health access across the nation. Professor Zulfiqar Bhutta, Founding Director of the Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health, Aga Khan University has played a key role in the project.
Global Study on Diarrhoea Finds New Culprit in Pakistan, Recommends Fresh Interventions
The 3-year-long Global Enteric Multicenter Study enrolled more than 20,000 children from 7 sites across Asia and Africa. In Pakistan, the study was conducted by the Aga Khan University in four peri-urban field sites of Bin Qasim Town, Karachi. The study revealed that Cryptosporidium and Aeromonas are two significant bacteria that have long been underestimated for their ability to cause disease. GEMS also calls for mandatory routine immunisation for rotavirus.
New Patient-care Building on Campus
The Aga Khan University inaugurated the Jenabai Hussainali Shariff Building on its sprawling 84-acre Stadium Road campus in the hub of Karachi today. Located right next to the main Hospital entrance to the campus, the five-floor, approximately 132,000-square-foot JHS Building - part of an ambitious expansion plan that envisages a series of ambulatory care buildings along the southern end of the campus