The Office of Allied Health organized the first ever Allied Health Conference from Oct 12 – 14, 2023 with the theme “Transforming Health Care: Allied Health Perspectives". The event included a 2-day preconference of 8 workshops followed by the main event. The conference was attended by more than 250 participants from different cities, invited guests, Mr. Azam Jamil and Dr Shakeel Ahmed Khan, Virtual International Speaker, Ms. Tasha Koerner-Bungey [Dietitian, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN), Adelaide, Australia], 6 invited Deans from Ziauddin University [Karachi], University of Lahore, Ibadat International University [Islamabad], Shifa Tameer-e- Millat [Islamabad], Iqra National University [Islamabad] and Superior University [Islamabad] AKU leadership. The conference also included panel discussions, abstract oral and poster presentations, educational stalls for the audiences to learn about different allied health fields. See complete report in quick links.

​On October 10th, 2023, to celebrate the inaugural of the International Day of the Allied Health Professionals, a short walk was arranged. Health care providers and allied health professionals from different departments at Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi came together to advocate for allied health and allied health professionals serving for hashtag #togetherforhealthcare​

To increase the capacity of AHPs as educators, 22 AHPs from 8 different allied health department participated in the “Organized teaching through lesson planning” workshop and 4 AHPs participated in the “Introductory Short course in Health Profession Education” arranged by Department of Education Development,AKU. ​

The Office of Allied Health was invited by the BHCIP, a project initiated by the Government of Baluchistan and funded by the World Bank to review medical technician curriculum. A team of 15 participants from 3 different offices [Allied Health, Nursing Services and Obstetrics and Gynecology] participated and reviewed 10 curriculums. The team provided valuable insights and a way forward to the BHCIP leadership.