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The Aga Khan University is part of the Aga Khan Development Network and has campuses in 7 countries. Faculties of Health Sciences are located in Karachi, Pakistan, supporting activities in Central and South Asia and in Nairobi, Kenya, supporting activities in East Africa.
The AKU Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health (Professor Zulfi Bhutta, Founding Director) brings together expertise from across all AKU campuses to advance research, education and best clinical practice with specific focus in low and middle income countries.
The mission of the AKU Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health is to make effective and meaningful contributions to the health of women and children in Pakistan and in the developing world, through pursuit of highest quality clinical services, innovative educational and training programmes and pioneering research and discovery. Development of the center of excellence is a step in this direction, with emphasis on its primary, secondary and tertiary care institutional linkages.