Certification and​ ​​Accreditation

In July 2019, AKUH was re-accredited the second time for Joint Commission International (JCI). Since its first accreditation in July 2013, AKUH is the first hospital in Kenya 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. All Outpatient Medical Centres are not accredited by Joint Commission International (JCI). The accreditation is only achieved by the main hospital on 3rd Parklands Avenue Nairobi.
In May 2018, AKUH was re-certified for ISO 9001:2015 by the International Organization for Standardization. This replaced ISO 9001:2008 that the hospital had earlier received.  AKUH was the first hospital in East Africa to receive the prestigious certification which is awarded to organizations 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.​
​CAP Inspectors examine the laboratory's records and quality control of procedures, laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and record, and overall management. This Accreditation will be recertified every two years​.​

In May 2021, Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi was accredited as a centre of excellence for the management of Acute Primary Stroke, becoming the first hospital in Africa to achieve this certification.  

The accreditation was granted by the Joint Commission International (JCI), the recognized global leader in health quality standards, following a rigorous Clinical Care Program Certification (CCPC) audit conducted in May 2021. In line with this accreditation, AKUH,N has adopted international standards that provide for standardisation of care for Acute Primary Stroke and continuous evaluation of health outcomes.​

In September 2020 AKUH, N was accredited as a centre of excellence for the management of heart attacks by the Joint Commission International (JCI), the recognized global leader in health quality standards. The hospital received a certificate of distinction based on a review of compliance with international standards, clinical guidelines and outcomes of care.​ AKUH, N is the first hospital in Sub-Saharan Africa, and second in all of Africa, to achieve this certification.