News Summary


January 29, 2014
​​AKUH introduces cardiology services in Hyderabad​
​Expanding its range of specialists services to patients in Sindh, the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) has introduced its cardiology services in Hyderabad.
July 27, 2013
Over 13 million suffer from hepatitis in Pakistan

Every 30 seconds, one person dieds from hepatitis in the Asia Pacific region. 

“This death rate is three times as high as HIV/AIDS,” revealed Dr Saeed Hamid at a public awareness session held to mark World Hepatitis Day at the Aga Khan University Hospital. 
July 12, 2013
AKUH Wins 10th Annual Environment Excellence Award 2013​​
Achieving yet another milestone, the Aga Khan University Hospital won 10th Annual Environment Excellence Award 2013.
July 10, 2013
Bone tumour in young man successfully removed without surgery at AKUH

For the first time in Pakistan, radiologists at the Aga Khan University Hospital successfully have treated a bone tumour (non-cancerous) without surgery using a procedure called radiofrequency ablation (RFA).​
November 6, 2012
​AKUH Wins Prize at ISQua Conference
​Aga Khan University Hospital’s Radiology Department was awarded the first prize for presenting the best poster in the quality improvement projects category at the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) 29th International Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.
October 31, 2012
​Study Reveals Serious Consequences of Pneumonia and Meningitis in Sindh
​The results of the study, conducted by Aga Khan University in collaboration with the federal Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI).
October 20, 2012
Top Officials Announce the Construction of a State of the Art Obstetrics Facility in Kabul​​
​The Foundation Ceremony of the new Women’s Wing at the French Medical Institute for Children (FMIC) today, marked the start of construction for a new obstetrics and gynaecology wing on the hospital premises that will provide high quality care for mothers and newborns in Afghanistan. The Hospital is managed and operated by the Aga Khan University (AKU), which is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network.
October 18, 2012
​No Risk of Naegleria if Water Boiled or Chlorinated Say Experts
​Outbreaks of bird flu, dengue fever and now the ‘brain-eating’ Naegleria fowleri have all made people very concerned about their health.
October 12, 2012
​First Time in Pakistan; Forty-day-old baby with congenital heart disease survives on artificial heart machine for three days
Mohammad Ahmed Baloch, a forty-day-old baby from Dera Allah Yar, Balochistan has become the first patient in Pakistan to survive on an artificial heart-lung machine for three days at Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH).
September 25, 2012
​AKUH Launches Clinical Lab in Rawalpindi 
​A state-of-the-art stat laboratory has been launched by Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) in Rawalpindi, to better service the phlebotomy test needs of the twin cities of ‘Pindi and Islamabad as well as surrounding areas of northern Punjab.
September 23, 2012
​One out of three Pakistanis dies of heart disease
​Over one third of all deaths in Pakistan are caused by cardiovascular diseases (CVD), while reduced blood supply to the heart, known as ischaemic heart disease has been identified as the leading cause of deaths in working-age adults (15 – 69 years).
July 28, 2012
​Fight hepatitis: get tested – get treated
​Early detection and effective treatment are the keys to combatting viral hepatitis. Research conducted at Aga Khan University suggests that nearly 70 per cent of patients suffering from Hepatitis C - younger patients with hepatitis C genotype 3 infections – had the best chance of a cure provided they are diagnosed early and treated effectively.
July 19, 2012
​Aga Khan University Hospital saving lives of needy patients with zakat support
​Last year more than 2,000,000 patients sought medical care at Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH). More than 75 per cent of these patients belonged to the middle and lower income brackets and were unable to afford the total cost of treatment – none were turned away.
March 8, 2012
​AKUH Celebrates the Spirit of Young People Fighting Cancer
​Survivors of childhood cancer will gather at Aga Khan University Hospital on March 9, to offer hope and encouragement to children still fighting the disease.
February 28, 2012
​Young Girl Gets New Lease on Life
​In a first of its kind procedure in Pakistan, doctors at Aga Khan University Hospital successfully placed a heart rhythm monitoring device – an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) – in a 14-year-old girl from Balochistan.
February 3, 2012
World Cancer Day
​Cancer is responsible for approximately 70 per cent of the deaths in low and middle-income countries such as Pakistan. “Together it is possible,” this year’s theme for World Cancer Day, highlights the importance of raising awareness and education about the disease as well as implementing early treatment programmes to reduce cancer rates and improve the chances of survival.
January 19, 2012
​Automated Laboratory Launched, First in Pakistan
​Pakistan’s first fully automated biochemistry laboratory was inaugurated at Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH), Karachi today by Mr Firoz Rasul, President of the University.
December 20, 2011
​​​Continuing Medical Education in Pakistan in Disarray
​​“In order to provide continuously improving health care to their patients while staying informed about new advances in the medical field, it is imperative for doctors and nurses to take part in continuing medical education,” said Dr Wasim Jafri, Associate Dean of Continuing Medical Education at Aga Khan University while speaking to the organising committee of the annual forum on CME to be held on December 26 at Aga Khan University.
November 23, 2011
​Children with Heart Disease are Living Active Lives
​“Diagnosis and timely treatment can markedly improve the chances of survival of the majority of children born with congenital heart disease, so that they can live active lives as adults,” said Dr Babar Hasan, Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist, Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH).
November 14, 2011
​A Healthy Diet and Physical Activity Essential to Managing Diabetes
​Adopting a healthy diet, exercising regularly and, maintaining normal body weight can prevent type 2 diabetes, the most common type of the disease that can develop at any age, said experts while speaking at a public health awareness programme held at the Aga Khan University to commemorate World Diabetes Day, November 14, 2011.
October 13, 2011
​Early Diagnosis can Prevent Blindness
​Blindness is not inevitable, it’s avoidable. For 80 per cent of people with cataracts, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and diabetes-related blindness, early diagnosis and treatment can help overcome or even avoid these visual impairments.
September 15, 2011
​Pharmacy Services wins Asian Honour
The Department of Pharmacy Services, Aga Khan University Hospital has won the Asian Hospital Management Awards 2011 in Singapore.​
September 12, 2011
​World Oral Health Day: Seminar highlights the importance of oral health
​Oral health means more than just good teeth; it is integral to general health and essential for a person’s overall well-being. Aga Khan University held a seminar on September 12, 2011, World Oral Health Day, to highlight the importance of healthy oral practices and dental treatments.
July 29, 2011
​Aga Khan University Hospital wins Environment Excellence Award 2011
The Aga Khan University Hospital has won an Environment Excellence Award 2011. This is the fourth consecutive win – 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 – for the Hospital and the fifth win overall. The first time the University Hospital participated in the Awards and won was 2006.