​News

The Department of Paediatrics & Child Health publishes a newsletter called Paediatric Pages. If you wish to receive it, please email Mr. Akber Madhwani at akber.madhwani@aku.edu. For any questions about a news story, please contact mahim.maher@aku.edu. 



​​​​The do​ctor with the degree in difficult conversations ​​

​AKUH's Quality of Life program is run by Pakistan's only  Paediatric Palliative Care ​specialist, Dr Shahzadi Resham.  

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​AKU ICU team helps babies 'expire' better in Hyderabad

Associate Professor Dr Qalab Abbas and the Paediatric Critical Care fellows, Dr Summan Khan, Dr Sidra Asif and Dr Wash Dev Ram, went to help train NICU, PICU staff at LUMHS
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​AKU specialists challenged by rare triple genetic, congenital, heart disorder in 6-year-old from Karachi​

Saad's parents spent years consulting doctors on his condition. It was only when they came to AKU that they found answers
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Dr Ambreen Nizar has joined the Department of Paediatrics & Child Health as a Senior Instructor, Research, January 2024. ​Dr Nizar completed her MSc in Epidemiology & Bio-Statistics from Aga Khan University, funded by an NIH scholarship, and the 2023-24 Inter-Scale Fellowship (Aga Khan & Oxford) in ECD research. She has a dental surgery degree from Fatima Jinnah Dental College (2006-2011). ​Since 2016, Dr Ambreen has been spearheading projects such as GSED and ACT. 


Prof. Qamaruddin Nizami has written a home management guide on childhood illnesses for caregivers

Download the .PDF file 
Me and My Child by Prof. Q. Nizami (1st Edition).pdf 
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Students ​from AKU, Karachi schools create art for child protection

December 5, 2023: The exhibition was part of AKU's Off The Beaten Track elective course for medical students, which has a stream on child protection.

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​‘Why can’t I eat meetha like the other kids​?’​​​​

​November 25, 2023: ​​Parents with diabetic children share stories​​​ on World Diabetes Day​​​.

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​​AKU team publishes book on child rights​​​

November ​17, 2023: A Rightful World on child rights authored by Dr. ​Kishwar Enam and Shelina Bhamani, edited by Maliha Fazal and illustrated by Maria Riaz was launched at AKUH's EDH building​.

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AKU neonatologists contribute to Pakistan guidelines for newborn care

Eight faculty members from Aga Khan University out of a total of 55 national and international neonatologists have contributed to the 352-page first National Guidelines for Small and Sick Newborn Care at Primary and Secondary Healthcare Facilities in Pakistan.

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​​Baby gut health beyond breast milk

We’ve discovered that these bacteria are called bifidobacteria, and they help break down complex sugars in the breastmilk into nutrients.

Read about the research...