Keeping Patient Safety as a Top-Priority

Considering the importance of patient safety, Aga Khan University Medical College has established a Centre for Patient Safety that is focused to investigate the conditions affecting patient care and promote systemic patient safety, identify medical errors, develop and implement preventive strategies.

In line with AKU’s proud history of providing quality care and safety, we aim to:

  • Help eliminate preventable harm and improve clinical outcomes for patients at AKU, and ultimately healthcare systems across low and middle-income countries.

  • Serve as a regional, national, and global leader in developing and spreading knowledge related to improving healthcare quality and delivery within Pakistan and other low and middle-income countries​.​

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Message from the Director
"In developing countries like Pakistan, we are focusing more on disease-based care rather than holistic health system-based care. So, a local centre to look at the local problems & help develop locally relevant solutions is the need of our country"
Dr. Asad Latif, Director, Centre for Patient Safety


I was quite surprised to know that how something as simple as misreading, misspelling or miscommunication can result in a big medical error. it’s quite interesting how these errors can so easily be avoided. - I’ve learnt about patient safety and how to maintain it in a healthcare environment. Then I learnt infection control and prevention methods including hand washing, proper precautions depending on infection and the difference between disinfection and sterilization. Rea​d m​​ore...

Hira Khan, Class of 2023 ​​​​​​ ​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

AKU is a hub of brilliant minds coming together, occupying unique niches and contributing their all. The student life here is incomparable. The environment is conducive to minting meaningful relationships, promoting arts, culture and helping you explore the hidden talents you never knew existed! Rea​d m​​ore...

​Ibrahim Sajid, Class of 2021​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​| read more​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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