The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is a group of development agencies
with mandates that include the environment, health, education, architecture,
culture, microfinance, rural development, disaster reduction, the promotion
of private-sector enterprise and the revitalisation of historic cities.
AKDN agencies conduct their programmes without regard to faith, origin or
Laboratory testing is the basis of most medical diagnoses, but in many developing world contexts, reliable laboratory testing is the exception rather than the rule. The Aga Khan University (AKU), as part of its outreach programme, has worked in recent years to solve this problem in Pakistan. More