Research and Publication
Several research interest groups have been formed or are being formed at Aga Khan University's (AKU) Clinical Epidemiology Unit (CEU). These include faculty from within AKU and outside. The core research groups have been focusing on priority communicable and non-communicable diseases, maternal and child health problems, health systems, and several other areas. Sources for funds for projects initiated by CEU include organisations such as the Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, US, the Wellcome Trust UK and World Health Organisation.
Sharing and Dissemination
The CEU regularly organises conferences and scientific meetings to provide researchers, health care providers, programme managers and policy makers a unique forum to share their ideas.
Links with other services:
The CEU serves as a functional link for clinical departments and the units which make up the Department of Community Health Sciences (CHS). In addition to the Family Medicine, which is best known to its clinical colleagues, the other units are: Epidemiology and Biostatistics division (which houses the CEU), Health Systems division, Public Health Practice division, and the Reproductive Health programme. It will also offer an avenue for clinical colleagues to explore access to teaching support in relevant areas for which CHS runs short courses: epidemiology and surveillance, health systems management and research, community based social development, reproductive health, management training, and others. As CHS also has ongoing relationships with organisations external to AKU, including both federal and provincial governments, the CEU may be able to facilitate communications links through this network.