The Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi

3rd Parklands Avenue, , Limuru Road, , Nairobi, NA, Kenya, 00623
3.5 / 5
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  • The Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi is a tertiary care providing, teaching and referral medical facility situated in the sub-Saharan Africa. The private, not-for-profit hospital has been serving patients in East Africa and beyond for over sixty years.
  • Dedicated towards providing access to quality healthcare to all those who need it, AKUH offers advanced technology set-up for diagnosis, treatment and management of a variety of diseases across multiple specialities. 
  • It is the first hospital in East Africa and one of the total six hospitals in Africa to have the most coveted JCI accreditation, one of the highest marks of excellence for hospitals.
  • The Aga Khan Univerity Hospital maintains a high standard for patient care services and provides extensive medical education to young doctors in East Africa. The hospital is known for its committed medical and administrative staff, who work together closely to provide an compassionate and caring environment to the patients and their families.
  • The hospital is equipped with the latest facilities and cutting-edge technologies which sets AKUH Nairobi apart as a leading medical institution and teaching hospital in the country and beyond.
  • A team of medical professionals from multiple specialities work in synergy to provide the most effective treatment services to the patients with the highest standards of healthcare. This unique team-based approach to clinical care enables patients to benefit from the diverse expertise of the medical experts. 
  • As Aga Khan University’s Medical College is a teaching hospital in Kenya, the medical staff follows an evidence-based approach to treatment, supported by the extensive research conducted by qualified faculty members. 
  • AKUH Kenya is credited for performing the first heart valve replacement in the region using an advanced technique - trans-catheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Aga Khan University Hospital is the first in the region to offer the Neurointerventional surgery, a less invasive procedure. 
  • The hospital has a vision to provide accessible, evidence-based, efficient care at an affordable cost to each and every patient. The work in research and education further supports their endeavours to improve the health of patients worldwide.


  • AKUH Nairobi is the first hospital in sub-Saharan Africa to introduce an advanced brain, head, neck and spine surgical technology - Stealth S7 neuronavigation system. It is a specialized system which helps in planning a surgical approach to the targeted region and has benefits of high precision and safety. 
  • They have specialized centres to meet different needs of the patient, including Cardio Thoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU), Coronary Care Unit (CCU), High Dependency Unit (HDU), Medical and Surgical Intensive Care Unit (MICU), Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatric High dependency Unit (PHDU).
  • The Outpatient Cancer Care (OCC) at AKUH is part of Comprehensive Oncology Program for screening, diagnosis, treatment and management of different kinds of cancers. The Breast Cancer centre at the hospital is dedicated facility that offers all kinds of surgical and other treatment methods.
  • The hospital has high-tech instruments such as testing Bone Mineral Density (BMD), Dual Energy X Ray Absorptiometry (DXA) machine and more for accurate diagnosis. 
  • Other radiology and diagnostic facilities include high resolution 3D reconstruction software for a broad range of medical specialities, such as oncology, orthopeadic surgery and cardiovascular care.
  • AKUH, Narobi has dedicated nuclear medicine facility for diagnosis and management of various types of malignancies. It is the only hospital in the region to offer a complete range of routine nuclear medicine services. 
  • The hospital also havs an ultra-modern Positron Emission Tomography (PET) CT scanner and Cyclotron, a first in the state, for precise cancer detection.
  • AKU Hospital, Kenya has its Children’s Hospital that offers all kinds of healthcare services for babies, children and adolescents. 

Services for International Patients

  • Aga Khan University Hospital, Kenya caters to patients from different parts of the world, especially, other parts of Africa, Middle East and more.
  • There is a team of dedicated Representatives to take care of international patients and looks after the specific needs of their families. 
  • AKUH has a panel of internationally qualified doctors who provide reliable and best care in each medical speciality. 
  • The international patient services department at the hospital facilitate all kinds of needs, such as visa processing, booking appointment, doctor consultation and more for patients coming to the hospital for different countries. They guide the patients and their family, from starting to the treatment and back till they reach home.

At A Glance

  • Languages spoken : English


Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International (JCI) works to improve patient safety and quality of health care in the international community by offering education, publications, advisory services, and international accreditation and certification. In more than 100 countries, JCI partners with hospitals, clinics, and academic medical centers; health systems and agencies; government ministries; academia; and international advocates to promote rigorous standards of care and to provide solutions for achieving peak performance.


The Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi performs 410 different procedures. Click on a procedure name to see more details and to view doctors for that specialty.



Ear Nose & Throat



General Medicine

General Surgery


Maxillofacial Surgery




Obstetrics & Gynecology




Pediatric Cardiology

Plastic Surgery



Spinal Surgery


Vascular surgery



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