Community Health Sciences
Aga Khan University's (AKU) Department of Community Health Sciences (CHS) is the preeminent public health institution in the country. The vision of the Chancellor set the direction for the University to take a lead in community development and the creation of an innovative curriculum that emphasises a balance between tertiary care and population health. CHS has taken a major role in that development. Over the past three decades, CHS has led national development of primary health care, public health practice, health systems development and the evidence based approach at the University and in the nation. CHS has developed successful models in urban and rural settings in Pakistan that emphasise empowerment - building on the strengths of communities. As part of an international university, CHS collaborates in a global network of outstanding research and teaching institutions including AKU affiliates in East Africa and Central Asia.
The Department works in three major areas or modalities:
Message from the Chairperson
The twenty-first century has arrived with complex changes in demographic patterns, disease burdens, our environments and health policies. These changes are affecting all societies, rich and poor, developed and developing. The Department of Community Health Sciences (CHS) Aga Khan University Karachi bringstogether multi-disciplinary expertise in many areas to leverage different perspectives and approaches to public health issues. Our aim is to achieve a deeper understanding of, and make significant contributions to, the “research-policy-implementation” Read more ....