The Institute for Global Health and Development​

The Institute for Global Health and Development (IGHD)​​ is a major initiative of the Aga Khan University to champion large-scale interdisciplinary research which connects all campuses, entities, and faculty of the University and link them to the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). ​

Under the leadership of Dr. Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, Distinguished University Professor and Founding Director, the Institute aims to serve the regions of South and Central Asia and Africa through collaborative efforts and a network of leading scholars. ​​Learn more about the Institute here​



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International Advisory Committee
A group of world-renowned experts and thought leaders, who provide their guidance to and share their knowledge expertise with the Founding Director to steer the Institute towards its objectives.


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Latest Publications
School-age Children and Adolescents Nutritional Survey (SCANS), Sindh and Punjab 2020
"Optimal health in school age is the foundation of all human capital and wellbeing"

Impact of Climate Change

Watch this inspirational talk by Prince Rahim Aga Khan as he explains the link between human health and the climate crisis and lays out a plan on how AKDN and AKU will be carbon neutral by 2030.

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