The Children’s Hospital Service Line at the Aga Khan University Hospital is committed to providing quality medical care to children from birth to 18 years. Our paediatricians (doctors specially trained in treating children) and paediatric nurses (nurses specially trained in caring for children) are unique in the country because they are highly qualified and experienced in all the major specialized child diseases and conditions.
Our major child specialties include but are not limited to: cardiopulmonary (heart and lungs), neurosciences (brain, spine, nerves) and child development, gastroenterology (digestion and stomach), nutrition (healthy diet), endocrinology (metabolism, glands and hormones), nephrology (kidney), genetics (gene variations), foetal and neonatal (unborn and early new born problems) and infectious diseases.
The Aga Khan University Hospital is amongst the few hospitals in the region that offers Echocardiograms (pictures of the heart) for the diagnosis and management of cardiac diseases in the foetus (unborn child), newly born children, infants and young children. The Hospital has a team of paediatric cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, paediatric intensive care specialists and specialized paediatric nurses who can provide treatment and care for children with heart related diseases.
The Children’s Hospital also has a team of genetic specialist doctors and nurses who treat children with suspected or proven genetic conditions, inborn errors of metabolism and various syndromes such as Down syndrome, Marfan syndrome and Fragile X syndrome. The Service Line can provide genetic counselling for hereditary conditions, recurrent miscarriages and a history of foetal death.
Our Paediatric Neurologists are specialized in treating children with brain and spine conditions. They offer special programs to help educate parents and families about their child’s disorder and how to provide appropriate on-going care and support.
The doctors of the Children’s Hospital have adopted a multidisciplinary medical approach to help address the unique needs of every child through tailored treatment plans developed for every child.