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Timely intervention – a ray of hope!

​​​​​​Hassan’s eyes opened, gazing at his parents’ glowing and doting faces. A curious and naughty child, he observed the world, wonder in his eyes, a smile on his face. For his parents, he was perfec...

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Joy of our hearts

​​“My name is Muhammad Ijaz Khan. I am a Muazzin and teach the Quran to children. Three years ago, Allah (swt) sent us a little angel, Muhammad Moiz, who was the joy of our hearts. I would dream of ma...

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My journey: from the stretcher to walking on my feet

​​​​​“My name is Faisal, I worked in a garment factory for a monthly salary of Rs. 15,000. I was supporting my mother and three brothers. One day, I developed severe abdominal pain, which went on incr...

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From hopeless to hopeful

​​​​It was an ordinary day in the life of Owais Shahjahan. He had gone out of his house to run some errands as usual. He was going about meeting and greeting not knowing that his day was about to chan...

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Standing on his own two feet

​​“Look at me,” says Waqar smiling, “Can you tell that I have had a major operation and have a prosthetic in my leg?” From a small village in Dadu district, Waqar Ahmed Narejo is enthusiastic about re...

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Restoring youth and vitality

​​​​​Seventeen year old Muhammad Siraj Chandio smiles and taps his foot nervously as he narrates his story. “Three years ago, when I was fourteen, I started getting a fever and felt very weak. I felt ...

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A Stone's Throw

​​In 2007, five-year old Asad Javed was playing with his friends, when a brutal act of unkindness changed the course of his life another young boy hurled a stone at him. The stone hit Asad's right eye...

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Conjoined Twins Separated at AKUH

​​​​​ In December 2020, a team of surgeons, nurses and support staff at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi successfully separated conjoined twins—for the second time in AKUH’s history. The twin...

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Filling hearts with hope

​​Babar smiles at the one year old baby crawling and babbling on the floor near him, and says “Can you imagine this mischievous little boy being so sick that he would cry all day and night long?” “Two...

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Mind Over Matter

​​​His glinting eyes and mischievous smile are extraordinary. This is because ten-year-old Samir Ahmed has just survived a terrifying ordeal hydrocephalus or fluid buildup in the brain. Being the seco...

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The Chain of Kindness

​ ​​​​​​​​​“If a patient witha heart problem boards my rickshaw, I refer them to Aga Khan University Hospital”​ ​ Arifullah was so moved by the efficiency, competence and compassion of the service he ...

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Happily heading back to school

​​​Thirteen-year-old Aisha smiles shyly while sitting between her parents. Her father narrates how in 2015, Aisha, then a fifth grader, started having a pain in her foot and began limping. She started...

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Courage from the Heart

​​​​​​​​"Come to the Aga Khan University Hospital and have a check up done. The excellent facilities here are available to everyone." Sadaf Ahmed Sadaf Ahmad was having a shower one day, when she felt...

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Light Upon Light

​​​​​​“It is not the eyes that are blind, but the hearts…” (The Quran 2246) Seven-year-old Taha Ahmed is of a delicate build. When he smiles, his eyes light up. Taha hails from the Golden Town Area of...

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You Never Walk Alone

​​​Yasmeen Haider Baloch was diagnosed with hepatitis C by a local doctor in her native town of Malir. At the end of a six-month course of treatment, her symptoms such as mouth ulcers and stomach and ...

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An 11-year journey to a ‘second chance at life’!

​​​​​​“God and the healthcare staff at AKUH have granted me a second chance at life,” said a thriving Shaukat Qasim Agaria 11 years after unexpectedly discovering he had cancer. A shop salesman on a m...

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