​What We Do


The Institute for Global Health and Development builds on the Aga Khan University's existing strengths in health sciences, seeking to catalyze collaborations across campuses and entities and extend the University's reach within the broader Aga Khan Development Network.  The Institute draws on a wide range of academic leaders and entities interested in engagement and collaboration around contemporary areas of interest.  A core objective of the Institute is to promote cross-disciplinary research and program development, while also actively marketing the University's capabilities to global partners and major funders.  

To advance these objectives​, the Institute will:

  • Offer programmes of international quality.

  • Respond to identified needs in the countries and regions which it serves.

  • Prioritise teaching and research which will inform and underpin intellectual innovation and change.

  • Provide service to advance its educational and research mandate.

  • Foster and develop leadership capacity through its education and research programmes.

  • Assess its impact and effectiveness.

  • Promote access and equity by taking positive measures to make the University inclusive of all socio-economic groups, addressing the particular needs and circumstances of the disadvantaged, promoting the welfare and advancement of women.

  • Engage in knowledge networking and emerging technologies.

  • ​Add value by promoting partnership and networking across the Aga Khan Development Network and with other national and international institutions.​