The Institute for Global Health and Development is an interdisciplinary, research intensive initiative of the Aga Khan University to tackle major global health and development challenges, including the accomplishment of Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Through the partnerships with sister agencies in the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and beyond, the Institute advances AKU’s health sciences leadership in LMICs of Asia and Africa to develop cross-sectoral solutions and coordinated programs to overcome the growing health and health-related challenges.
The Institute is also the host to Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Pakistan (SDSN-PK), a national node of a global initiative of United Nations that promotes integrated approaches to implement Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
The AKDN Structure
The Institute for Global Health and Development is an entity that operates within the Aga Khan University, part of the AKDN.
Within the AKU, the Institute partners with all university entities, including different faculties and schools, academic departments and research groups.
The Institute also partners with other institutions in the AKDN. These include the University of Central Asia, Aga Khan Education Services and Aga Khan Health Services.