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Joint Commission International re-accreditation

<div><span style="font-family: helvetica;">Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi (AKUH) has once again achieved the Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation, which is the highest international hospital accreditation. AKUH was the first hospital in East Africa to receive this coveted accreditation. </span></div><div><br style="font-family: helvetica;"/></div><div><span style="font-family: helvetica;">The audit covers key patient care indicators such as infection control, standards of physician practice, medication management, safety of care, qualifications and competencies of staff and physicians, patient education and multidisciplinary management of patients.</span></div><div><br style="font-family: helvetica;"/></div><div><span style="font-family: helvetica;">Also included in the standards is high levels of safety and maintenance of the facilities including all equipment, disaster preparedness, amongst several others.</span></div><div><br style="font-family: helvetica;"/></div><div><span style="font-family: helvetica;">The JCI accreditation is administered out of Chicago, USA, and is only granted to hospitals globally that achieve the highest quality of patient care and safety as measured by international standards. </span></div><div><br style="font-family: helvetica;"/></div><div><span style="font-family: helvetica;">Patients no longer need to travel abroad for services that are offered at the hospitals’ world class facilities in Nairobi. The hospitals’ state–of-the-art Heart and Cancer Centre offers comprehensive quality cardiac and cancer care with the most advanced technology and the latest therapeutic and rehabilitation services delivered by a multidisciplinary team of experts. </span></div><div><br style="font-family: helvetica;"/></div><div><span style="font-family: helvetica;">Patients who are not able to afford such world class care are supported by the Patient Welfare Program which provides financial assistance enabling access to specialised care. Recently, the hospital offered free radiotherapy treatment to Uganda cancer patients through an MoU it signed with the Uganda Cancer Institute and last year to Kenyatta National Hospital following the breakdown of their cancer care equipment.  

This was enabled by the patient welfare programme that is funded by the hospital as well as generous donations from corporates, donors and well-wishers.</span></div><div><br style="font-family: helvetica;"/></div>

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