About us

Established in 1989, the Aga Khan Maternal and Child Care Centre (AKMCCC), Hyderabad is part of the Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS). The Centre is a 87-bed maternity facility offering quality, cost-effective and value added health care. Specialising in obstetrics, gynaecology and paediatrics, it is part of the AKHS international referral system with links to the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi.

Hospital services include:

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Paediatrics
  • Triage services
  • Diagnostic services
  • Day care surgery services
  • Vaccination
  • Midwifery Training school


In 1956, the Aga Khan Health Service, Pakistan (AKHS,P) inaugurated its first Mother and Child Health Care Centre in Sultanabad. Two years later, the first maternity centre, the Aga Khan Maternity Home, Hyderabad, was established in Tilak Chari, Hyderabad.

The maternity home catered to high risk and complicated pregnancies with greater scope of services for qualitative obstetric and gynaecological care. After 22 years of maternity care services in Hyderabad, AKHSP began expanding. In 1989, His Highness the Aga Khan inaugurated the Aga Khan Maternal and Child Care and the Aga Khan Diagnostic Centre.


Aga Khan Maternity Home, Hyderabad established

His Highness the Aga Khan, inaugurated the Maternal and Child Health Care Unit, Diagnostic Centre and Midwifery Training School

Second Operating Theatre introduced

Health Promotion Package introduced

Adult Health Screening Programme introduced

Adult Health Screening Programme introduced and Induction of Surgical Services for Paediatrics and Women (other than Obstetrics)

Initiation of Outreach Health Care Services in rural and urban areas

Initiation of Outreach Health Care Services in rural and urban areas
Inauguration of Paediatrics Ward, Phototherapy, Minor Operation Theatre
Induction of Cardiac Consultation and Exercise Tolerance Test (ETT) Services
Introduction of Epidural Anaesthesia Services (painless deliveries)

Training of RMO in Gynaecology /Obstetrics

Training of RMO in Paediatrics Services

Opening of Triage Services
Social Franchising with Green Star Social Marketing Pakistan for Family Planning Services

ISO 9001-2000 quality Management System Certification

Day Care Surgeries

Aga Khan Health Services

The Hospital and primary medical centres are part of the Aga Khan Health Services, which is one of the most comprehensive private, not-for-profit health care systems in the developing world. It includes 325 health centres, dispensaries, hospitals, diagnostic centres and community health outlets. Building on the Ismaili Community's health care efforts in the first half of the 20th century, AKHS now provides primary health care and curative medical care in India, Pakistan, Kenya, Tanzania, and Syria. It includes five general hospitals, seven maternity homes/hospitals and 187 health centres/dispensaries.

The first institution established as part of the Aga Khan Health Service, Pakistan was a 42-bed maternity hospital - formerly known as the Janbai Maternity Home - which opened in Karachi in 1924. Today, while maintaining that early focus on maternal and child health, AKHS,P also offers services that range from primary health care to diagnostic services and curative care. Its 164 health centres, seven hospitals, maternity home, two medical centres, physiotherapy unit and seven community dental units reach over 581,000 people in the provinces of Sindh, Punjab, Frontier, Northern Areas and Chitral. As the largest not-for-profit private health care system in Pakistan, its goal is to supplement the Government's efforts in health care provision, especially in the areas of maternal and child health and primary health care.

Aga Khan Health Service, Pakistan also operates six diagnostic centres with consultant services and laboratory facilities in different parts of Pakistan. AKHS, P manages over 1000 employees, around 4000 dedicated volunteers, over 1,500 Trained Birth Attendants (TBAs) and Community Health Workers (CHWs) working in different regions.

Healthcare Activities of the Aga Khan Development Network

AKHS activities are conducted in concert with other health-related activities of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). The overall aim is to raise the health status of people in Pakistan and elsewhere in the developing world. Emphasis, in current projects, is on strengthening the development health systems.

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) works with a variety of grantees, including AKHS, to improve the health of vulnerable population groups, especially mothers and children, and promote health services development on the national and regional levels.

AKF and AKHS have been joined in their work in health care by the Aga Khan University's Faculty of Health Sciences, which offers accredited professional training, especially for nurses, and conducts a variety of research programmes focused on the health problems of developing nations.

The AKDN aims to assist countries in the building of effective, sustainable health systems that link different kinds of services and levels of care. For more information, please visit the akdn website.