Certification and​ ​​Accreditation

In July 2016, AKUH was re-accredited for Joint Commission International (JCI). Since its first accreditation in July 2013, AKUH is the first hospital in East Africa and one of six other hospitals in the entire continent of Africa to receive this coveted accreditation. The JCI accreditation, administered out of Chicago, USA, is an external validation that AKUH is providing the highest quality of patient care and safety in line with international peer hospitals. It is a testimony of our commitment to patient safety and highest quality as measured by international standards.
In July 2003, AKUH became the first hospital in East Africa to be awarded the prestigious ISO 9001:2000  (now ISO 9001:2008) by the International Organization for Standardization, which is awarded to organisations that are found to conform fully to standards set for quality management systems.
In August 2011, the medical diagnostic laboratory of the Aga Khan University Hospital was awarded the coveted South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) accreditation becoming the first hospital laboratory in East and Central Africa to attain this qualification. SANAS oversees the operations and quality systems of medical or healthcare laboratories including the training of personnel and the compliance to consensus-based standards and guidelines, ISO 15189:2012 quality systems and other international standards such as ISO 17025 to ensure quality patient care.