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​

About Us

Learn about the Institute and its mission​Rea​d ​mo​re ​ ​​


Explore the high-impact, interdisciplinary research programmes of the Institute Rea​d ​mo​re  

SDSN Pakistan​

Learn about the national node of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Solutions Network Rea​d ​mo​re  


Learning and collaboration opportunities for students, faculty, and institutions Read ​more  ​​​​​

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Message from the Founding Director
'The establishment of the Institute marks a commitment by one of the world's most accomplished research and development institutions to deliver results on health and health-related Sustainable Development Goals.' - Dr Zulfiqar A Bhutta

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Addressing the human costs and consequences of the Pakistan flood disaster
With more than 33 million people affected by the floods and some 7.6 million people displaced, the death toll of over 1500 includes 552 children.

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.