Department of Community Health Sciences

Aga Khan University's (AKU) Department of Community Health Sciences (CHS) is the preeminent public health institution in the country. The vision of the Chancellor set the direction for the University to take a lead in community development and the creation of an innovative curriculum that emphasises a balance between tertiary care and population health. CHS has taken a major role in that development. Over the past three decades, CHS has led national development of primary health care, public health practice, health systems development and the evidence based approach at the University and in the nation. CHS has developed successful models in urban and rural settings in Pakistan that emphasise empowerment - building on the strengths of communities. As part of an international university, CHS collaborates in a global network of outstanding research and teaching institutions including AKU affiliates in East Africa and Central Asia.

The Department works in three major areas or modalities:

Moving forward for change @ CHS

Report: Facutly and staff retreat​

​Message from the Chair

Community health has been high on the agenda of the Aga Khan University since the establishment of the University Hospital and the Medical College in the mid-1980s and Community Health Sciences [CHS] Department has been regarded as a cornerstone for fulfilling this mandate. Community health and development  ​ Read more...