Children’s Hospital


At Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi we understand that as a parent, your first concern is the health and wellbeing of your child. That’s why our Children’s Hospital is founded on a commitment to:

  • Provide children of all ages with the very best in modern medicine
  • Our hospital is staffed with world-class paediatric health care professionals and equiped with state-of-the-art technologies
  • Recognise and treat each child as a unique individual
  • Involve your child in their treatment plan in an age-appropriate manner
  • Consistently involve your family in your child’s care and progress

The following services are available

At Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, our recently renovated in-patient Children's Ward is the focal point for high-quality, personalized medical services for children who require round-the-clock care.

The Children's Ward is designed for children up to 15 years, or up to 18 years if specialty paediatric follow-up care is required. This spacious in-patient wing has both general ward beds and private rooms, each of which opens out onto the lush Watoto Garden play area. Resident doctors and nurses staff the ward 24 hours a day, and a paediatric consultant is always on-call.

We also know that having loved ones close by is central to your child's recovery. In order to ensure that you and your family members are able to continuously provide the support and comfort your child needs, the Children's Ward also provides beds for parents or guardians who wish to remain overnight.

The services provided in the Children's Ward include:

  • 24 hour nursing care
  • 24 hour on-call ward doctor
  • Daily visits by a team of house officers, peadiatricians and specialists as required
In the Paediatric High Dependency Unit, doctors and nurses with extensive compassionately care for children with conditions that need to be closely monitored.
Critically ill children need to be closely supervised by specialist physicians to ensure a smooth recovery. The Paediatric Intensive Care Units at AKUH,N give these children access to both the highest quality paediatric care and the specialised facilities required for recovery.
Paediatric dentistry plays a vital role in instilling in the child a positive attitude towards good oral health.
Preventive and curative dental services are available at the Dental Suite situated on the ground floor of the Doctors' Plaza.
Our Vaccination Centre  offers the full range of vaccinations for children of all ages. We can also provide you with free information on international travel certificates for children above 5 years, as well as adults.
Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi has been awarded a UNICEF certificate that designates us as a baby-friendly hospital. From your baby's first breath, Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi is there to provide both of you with premiere medical care. Our doctors and nurses are experts in neonatal care.

We believe it is important for you and your baby to spend as much time together as possible, beginning with your stay at the hospital. In order to facilitate this, all babies who are delivered without complications room-in with their mothers. Our staff also encourages you to begin breastfeeding right away, and is available to provide any support you require.

For more information on maternal care at AKUH,N please visit Women's Services.

Our newborn services include:

New Born Unit/Nursery
This unit is designed for healthy newborns who require no or minimal interventions. Whenever a baby is not rooming-in with his mother, the experienced staff in our nursery is there to provide him with compassionate, expert care.

Neonatal High Dependency Unit
In the Neonatal High Dependency Unit, newborns who require specialised medical attention receive round-the-clock observation and care.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi is home to the first and only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the East and Central African region. In this Unit, we provide specialised care of the highest international standard to newborns requiring close monitoring and high level of interventions. We have also partnered with renowned organizations such to facilitate the safe transfer of infants both to and from AKUH,N facilities.

We operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week to make sure that children requiring emergency medical attention have immediate access to specialised treatment.

You child will be cared for by our dedicated team of on-call paediatric physicians and nurses, each of whom is specially trained to meet the complex medical needs of injured and seriously ill children.

The Paediatric Casualty unit is also adjacent to the Children's Ward, in order to facilitate rapid and convenient transfers

Your child's medical needs can be met at one of our paediatric specialist clinics.
The AKUH,N Well-Baby Services are designed to monitor your baby's growth through a series of regular wellness check-ups for newborn babies and infants.Services are provided by a team of experienced nurses, midwives and paediatricians, who can refer you to Paediatric Specialist Clinics if necessary.The services we offer include:
  • Monitoring of your baby's growth and developmental progress at regular intervals
  • Vaccinations
  • Advice on nutrition
  • Examinations for common diseases
  • Information on preventing childhood illness and your baby's growth

Contact us

Phone: +254 (0)20366 2031

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