Health professionals from six countries studying at AKU

AKU's patient welfare, zakat programmes spent Rs3.6 billion on a million poor patients last year

Our Correspondent June 11, 2022


The Swiss Ambassador to Pakistan and Afghanistan Bénédict de Cerjat visited the academic and health care facilities at the Aga Khan University (AKU) in Karachi.

During the conversations with AKU President Dr Sulaiman Shahabuddin and other University leaders, he talked about Switzerland's strong bilateral relationships with Pakistan.

"I am pleased to learn that the Aga Khan University's programmes and facilities are accredited by prestigious international bodies like Advance HE, Joint Commission International, and the College of American Pathologists," said Ambassador Cerjat.

He showed keen interest in AKU's Centre for Innovation in Medical Education, a state-of-the-art facility for simulation-based learning for health professionals.

AKU President said the varsity educates students for local and global leadership from campuses and teaching hospitals in six countries, including Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and the United Kingdom.

AKU's patient welfare and zakat programmes spent Rs3.6 billion on a million poor patients last year.

Ambassador Cerjat was accompanied by Muhammad Arif Tahir, Country President, Novartis Pharma (Pakistan) Limited, and Farhan Bhatti, CFO and Board Member, Roche Pakistan.


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