Dean’s Message

The School of Nursing and Midwifery (SONAM) campus in Pakistan is architecturally elegant, utilizing the natural environment, which is conducive to studying and relaxing. SONAM is a leader in nursing and midwifery education, research and clinical practice in the region, with an international reputation. Degree courses are offered at an undergraduate and graduate level in Pakistan and through hubs and linkages across the region in areas such as Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan where we work to help address healthcare, nursing and maternal and child health through capacity building and sustainable projects.​

We champion clinical practice in several areas from midwifery to mental health, from acute cardiac care for adults and children to cancer and palliative care. SONAM students learn their professional skills in world-class medical facilities, underpinned by technological excellence in CIME, the virtual reality learning centre.  The Aga Khan Hospital and University are on the same campus so a seamless approach to learning and teaching is adopted for our students' hospital experience, while community nursing experiences are gained in our network of centres across Karachi and Pakistan.

Faculty are passionate, well-qualified teachers and clinicians who adopt an evidence-based approach to practice and education. They are active in developing research, which underpins education so that clinical work addresses the needs of our local population in the hospital and the community. Students learn beginning practice for acute health issues as well as those related to lifestyles that are best addressed through interventions at the community level.

We work closely with our colleagues in the School of Nursing and Midwifery in East Africa to lead, role model and support sustainable capacity building projects for nursing, midwifery and health care of international repute. 

Please enjoy exploring SONAM’s website!

With best regards,

Dr David Arthur


The Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery

Karachi, Pakistan


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