Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi


Established in 1958, Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi is a private, not-for-profit institution that provides tertiary and secondary level health care services. The decision to upgrade the Hospital to a tertiary level teaching hospital was taken in order to respond to the health care needs of the people of East Africa. AKUH,N is a premier provider of ambulatory care and quality inpatient services, including critical care.

The University Hospital plans to strengthen existing partnerships with the Ministry of Health and other universities offering health education, with an aim to share experiences, strengthen public sector delivery systems and collaborate on teaching and research.​​​​​​​​​​​​


AKUH becomes first hospital in East, West and Central Africa to introduce Enterostomal Therapy programme
This programme will help to empower Kenya registered nurses with the knowledge and skills needed to provide specialist comprehensive nursing care to patients with stoma (a surgical opening either on the digestive or urinary system), wound and continence.

Aga Khan University Hospital's Ultrasound Department granted 'Centre of Excellence' Status
The Aga Khan University’s Ultrasound department has been granted a “Centre of Excellence” (CoE) status by the World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB). The hospital becomes a regional centre for training sonographers to the highest standards approved by the world body.

​Aga Khan University Hospital hosts 40 technicians for first training under Lab Skills Africa Programme
The aim of this scheme is to contribute towards the improvement of clinical decision making and increase patient safety through measures designed to raise the standards and quality of laboratory services and tests to international standards.​ ​