The Aga Khan University has been fortunate to benefit from many government and international agencies, foundations, families and individuals who have invested in the University's academic programmes, intellectual capacity and physical infrastructure over the past 25 years, particularly in Pakistan. Some examples include:
AKUH Emergency Building
The new Emergency Building at the University Hospital in Karachi was built with the generous contribution of US$ 3.2 million from private donors and US$ 1.3 million from the University. When it opened in 2009, it almost doubled the number of emergency beds and tripled the floor space available for patient care. The building was also the precursor to a new post-graduate medical specialisation offered at the Medical College in Emergency Medicine, the first of its kind in Pakistan.
This comprehensive cancer centre was opened in 2005 on the Stadium Road Campus in Karachi. It offers patients state-of-the-art screening, diagnostic and oncology treatment services. It also provides medical and nursing students with learning opportunities in this field. Donations to the project totaling US$4.0 million, were funded by the corporate sector in Pakistan.
Given the University's growth agenda, the demands over the next decade will call for larger investments and the generosity of even more donors.