Where We Work

We work in 15 countries in Africa and Asia, promoting innovative, sustainable solutions to critical development challenges. Countries do not exist in isolation from the complexities of their region, and many communities straddle porous borders. For this reason, we take a regional approach to program design, connecting sustainable improvements to quality of life to the development of the region as a whole.

In A Heartbeat: The Island Doctor

“The challenge of being a female doctor is that many of the patients come and instead of calling you doctor,

In A Heartbeat: The Family Man

“They used to deliver at home and everything ends there. But with me, the difference is that I take my

In A Heartbeat: Building Blocks

“This is the largest hospital in the region, it’s actually the sub-county hospital, meaning that it gets referrals from all

In A Heartbeat: The Volunteers

“After I [became a community health volunteer], I wanted to use it to save the lives of women. To save the

In A Heartbeat: Beyond the Clinic

“A disease is just a medical condition. What makes a difference is how soon or how close you can access

Higher education and COVID-19: How Aga Khan University has risen to the challenge

“Among the founding principles that were set out by the Chancellor, was that AKU…should be able to serve [the] populations in which

Building partnerships through a pandemic

In many ways, the COVID-19 pandemic is a shared global experience. For students, the pandemic continues to disrupt their educational

Supporting early learners in challenging circumstances

Over the past months, we’ve learned that COVID-19 is more than a health crisis. The pandemic has disrupted our regular

Primary health care and the COVID-19 pandemic

By Fawad Akbari, MD, MPH, Senior Program Manager
COVID-19 has underscored the importance of primary health care systems, both in the global response to the pandemic and in keeping people healthy through the delivery of essential services.