The WGO-AKU Training Centre provides residential training courses to trainees from Pakistan and Central Asia (and other areas of the world) in the theory and practice of gastroenterology; these courses are designed to supplement and enhance training provided in the home country and do not attempt to provide a complete training in gastroenterology. The courses are based on a defined curriculum developed jointly by the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) through its committee on Education and Training and experts from Aga Khan University (AKU) and Pakistan to reflect the health care needs of this area and based on a caring and ethical approach to patient care. Didactic components review both basic science relevant to gastroenterology, as well as the latest concepts of gastrointestinal disease, in both formal lectures and small group interactive seminars. Practical instruction in endoscopy and other clinically-important procedures is provided through interactive video- and electronically-based programs, as well as live patient demonstrations.
The center is equipped with the latest endoscopic facilities along with esophageal manometery and Ph recording.
Center Director: Dr. Wasim Jafri
Department of Medicine
Faculty of Health Sciences
For more comprehensive information on the Karachi Training Center, including the trainee application process, course offerings, and other details, please refer to the downloadable pdf:
> Karachi Training Center Information Packet ()