Stories about Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH)

Pakistan is my home, but it is not a country for my disabled daughter

Four years ago, our seemingly normal world changed forever. Our fairy tale family, which included an older son and a younger daughter, was shattered into pieces when our little girl was struck by Herpes Encephalitis, a devastating illness that leaves very few, if any, without disabilities. This is our journey, not written to gather sympathy or to criticise, but to try and bring the much-needed awareness to the needs of those who are not as able-bodied as you and I. Ameera, our daughter, was 17-months-old when she caught what looked like a nasty version of the common cold. When my bottle-loving child ...

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Should you beware of water parks in Karachi?

Abeera Zainul Abidin was an 18-year-old student in her first year of medical school at the Government Degree College in Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Karachi. Fun loving and respectful, studious and a hafiz-e-Quran, Abeera was admired and treasured by all. She aspired to become a doctor and was the only child to her parents. But, on the night of April 21, 2015, Abeera died. Such a young, beautiful life snuffed out so tragically, all due to negligence. No, the negligence was not at the hands of the doctors. A few days before her untimely demise, Abeera’s college went on a field trip to Dream ...

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