US Ambassador applauds decades-long collaboration between AKU, US
KARACHI: United States Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome visited Aga Khan University (AKU)’s Stadium Road campus here. He was accompanied by US Consul General in Karachi Nicole Theriot. While visiting campus, Ambassador Blome took keen interest in services provided by Aga Khan University Hospital and AKU’s Centre for Innovation in Medical Education, a state-of-the-art facility for simulation-based learning for health professionals.
He was received by Shagufta Hassan, Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer and Dr Farhat Abbas Interim Chief Executive Officer AKU Health Services. In his conversations with AKU leaders Ambassador Blome applauded decades-long collaboration between AKU and US universities and development agencies, focusing on research, training and initiatives related to education, health and environment, said a communiqu.
“Our shared vision in these areas is making difference and improving quality of life around world,” he said. “Being university with facilities in six countries and its programmes accredited by prestigious international bodies, AKU’s graduates are well received in US and world over,” he added. “Several AKU graduates were trained in US and returned to give back to their countries. I’m proud to be one of them,” said Dr Adil Haider, graduate of AKU’s MBBS Class of 1998 and now Dean of Medical College at his alma mater in Pakistan. “There are many AKU alumni who are providing their services in US.
Published in The Daily National Courier, December, 03 2022