Many of our faculty and trustees come from different parts of the world including the areas of the Western world where Ibn Zuhr worked and carried out his research. There is a symbol here — knowledge can be drawn from any frontier to create strong institutions, if it is drawn wisely.

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His Highness the Aga Khan, Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and Chancellor of Aga Khan University (AKU) today inaugurated the U.S. $8.4 million Ibn Zuhr Building for Oncology Services at AKU’s Karachi campus.

The building … is a comprehensive cancer centre with state-of-the-art equipment, offering a wide range of facilities such as screening, diagnostic and treatment services, including high quality nuclear imaging, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgical oncology services, and cancer research facilities – all under one roof..

His Highness the Aga Khan, Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and Chancellor of Aga Khan University (AKU) today inaugurated the U.S. $8.4 million Ibn Zuhr Building for Oncology Services at AKU’s Karachi campus.

Acknowledging the support of both corporate and individual donors at the building’s inauguration ceremony, the Aga Khan said:

It is through the generous contribution of donors, that we are able to excel in the area of health care and to recruit the most qualified personnel, and provide facilities and services that are setting the highest standards not only in Pakistan but indeed worldwide.

Many of our faculty and trustees come from different parts of the world including the areas of the Western world where Ibn Zuhr worked and carried out his research. There is a symbol here — knowledge can be drawn from any frontier to create strong institutions, if it is drawn wisely.

The Chancellor also expressed satisfaction that services provided at the Ibn Zuhr Building will be accessible to those who cannot afford the full cost of their treatment, through the support of the University Hospital’s Patient Welfare Programme.

This is your commitment to society at large [he told donors attending the ceremony]. Today, AKU is a truly national University, because the full spectrum of people of this wonderful country, have come forward and have supported it.

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