Kenyatta National Hospital

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COYA Manager of the Year - KNH Staff celebrate Dr. John Ong'ech for the award of OPI trophy

COYA Manager of the Year  - KNH Staff celebrate Dr. John Ong'ech for the award of OPI trophy 

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Extending support to needy cancer patients

 Extending support to needy cancer patients

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Fistula campaign - Her Exellency The First Lady Margaret Kenyatta opens a facility for surgery to reclaim women's dignity

Fistula campaign  - Her Exellency The First Lady Margaret Kenyatta opens a facility for surgery to reclaim women's dignity

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Get well soon -Mr. James Macharia, Cabinet Secretary MOH consoles one of the first ever Kidney transplant children

Get well soon -Mr. James Macharia, Cabinet Secretary MOH consoles one of the first ever Kidney transplant children

Get well soon -Mr. James Macharia, Cabinet Secretary MOH consoles one of the  first ever Kidney transplant children

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Ya Mama Yabamba - Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months

Ya Mama Yabamba - Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months

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Mentorship Gill the Israeli Ambassador to kenya with a Patient

Mentorship Gill the Israeli Ambassador to kenya with a Patient

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Welcome to Kenyatta National Hospital


KNH has turned 113 years and it had its Centenary Celebration in 2001. The Hospital was built to fulfil the role of being a National Referral and Teaching Hospital, as well as to provide medical research environment. Established in 1901 with a bed capacity of 40, KNH became a State Corporation in 1987 with a Board of Management and is at the apex of the referral system in the Health Sector in Kenya.

It covers an area of 45.7 hectares and within the KNH complex are College of Health Sciences (University of Nairobi); the Kenya Medical Training College; Kenya Medical Research Institute and National Laboratory Service (Ministry of Health).

KNH has 50 wards, 22out-patient clinics, 24 theatres (16 specialised) and Accident & Emergency Department. Out of the total bed capacity of 1800, 209 beds are for the Private Wing.

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The Client Driven Service

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Kenyatta National Hospital can't afford to see organizations employees’ being unproductive due to lack of access to reliable healthcare services or worrying when they are ill and when they will be treated. We certainly don’t want them traveling to a foreign country for diagnosis and treatment that could be performed here.

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KNH develops gender and disability mainstreaming policies

KNH has developed gender and disability mainstreaming policies to manage and take care of divergence in employees’ diversity within the Hospital. These initiatives are geared to provide a strong organization foundation as a social entity that is responsive to community, Nation and the global social issues as well as increase productivity and improve the corporate personality of the Hospital.

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