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
The Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi, upgraded to a University teaching hospital in 2005, is at the centre of a major expansion of the Aga Khan University (AKU) in East Africa. A US$ 250 million Faculty of Health Sciences (AKU-FHS) is being created alongside the AKU teaching hospital in Nairobi. The AKU-FHS will be East Africa’s first private medical school of the first rank. More