​Our Partners​​

French Medical Institute for Children (FMIC), Kabul

Considering the urgent need for quality health care in war-stricken Afghanistan and the University’s mandate of serving the developing world, the Medical College, Pakistan, in collaboration with Ministry of Public Health, Afghanistan, has initiated residency programmes in Paediatric M​edi​cine, Paediatric Surgery, Anaesthesiology, Pathology, Radiology, Cardiology and Orthopaedics at the French Medical Institute for Children (FMIC), Kabul, Afghanistan. FMIC is currently a 85-bedded paediatric health care facility managed by AKU under a partnership between the Governments of Afghanistan and France, Aga Khan Development Network and La Chaine de L’Espoir, a French humanitarian organisation. Over the next two years, FMIC will expand into a 150-bedded mother and child complex. 

University of California (UCSF), San Francisco

The Medical College is cognisant of the fact that contribution to knowledge society is the h​allmark of all leading academic institutions of the world. Therefore, in our continued journey to be a truly research-led University of the 21st century, we continue to foster our research capacities and forge new multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research collaborations. One such collaboration is with University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), on a five-year start-up plan on Stem Cel​l Science and Stem Cell Therapies programme. UCSF, one of the leading research universities in this area, will assist AKU in developing critical capacity and bridging the gap between clinicians and basic/clinical scientists in stem cell research. AKU’s Centre for Regenerative Medicine will focus on the study of stem cells, with the aim of developing new treatments for major diseases, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, wound healing, musculoskeletal diseases, degenerative diseases and liver failure. It will seek to translate innovative laboratory research into clinical and commercial arenas to replace and repair diseased tissues and organs.