Bashir and Mariyam Dawood: Aga Khan University
Located in the Karachi, the Pakistani Province of Sindh, the Aga Khan University and its hospital are the leading institutions in medical research. Contributing to the progression of Pakistan’s national healthcare, the scholars at Aga Khan have a central role to play in improving national health. Bearing the art of learning as a key pillar in their efforts to contribute to the betterment of the society, the scholars have participated actively to Pakistan and its medical development.
With substantial funds from Bashir and Mariyam Dawood, the medical program at Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) has soared to higher heights. With the inclusion of advanced neurological equipment, integrated operating rooms as well as and a new refractive laser suite, AKH has been catapulted to the forefront of medical research.
CIME: A World-Class Learning Facility
The Centre for Innovation in Medical Education (CIME) is the top-tier institution for healthcare professionals.
Situated at Aga Khan University, the CIME has acquired a top-notched suite of medical educational facilities with virtual reality technology and real-life scenarios to facilitate hands-on learning to teach students to think on their feet and learn in risk-free situations.
CIME consists of three medical establishments: The Shiraz Boghani Building, the Ibn Sina Building, and the Mariyam Bashir Dawood Building. The Mariyam Bashir Dawood Building accommodates hi-fi simulators, teaching spaces, and specialist medical learning environments. These encompass telemedicine clinics, a cardiac catheterisation lab and a phantom-head dental lab.
These state-of-the-art amenities are boosted by first-class communications technology. This allows medical experts from all around the globe to participate in class discussions and add value to the quality of education at AKUH.
The Mariyam Bashir Dawood Building
Philanthropist Mariyam Dawood is extremely humbled to have a medical building at CIME named after her. The Mariyam Bashir Dawood Building was dedicated to her after she and her husband Bashir pledged funds and unwavering support for medical research at the CIME.
The Dawood family has funded numerous charities in Pakistan and around the globe for numerous decades. Expediting the development of sustainable, global healthcare resolutions is an endeavour they advocate continually.