Kenyatta National Hospital

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About us

The Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) is the oldest and largest hospital in Kenya. It is a public, tertiary, referral hospital for the Ministry of Health. It is also the teaching hospital of the University Of Nairobi College Of Health Sciences. KNH offers joint appointments with the University of Nairobi College of Health sciences. The KNH staff are part of the academic staff of the college of Health Sciences.

KNH has research collaboration with international universities e.g. University of Washington, University of Manitoba

KNH is located in Upper Hill, Nairobi, Kenya


A world class patient-centered specialized care hospital


To optimize patient experience through innovative, evidence-based specialized healthcare; facilitate training and research; and participate in national health policy formulation

Research Capacity and Excellence

National Cancer Care Centre of excellence: with a linear accelerator which treats up-to 50 patients/day, with potential to increase the capacity to treat up to 120 patients/day

Surgical services: a new surgical day-care unit with twenty six ward beds, three surgical theatres, endoscopy wing, electrophysiology room, and administration

HIV public health services: both in-facility and as outreach services, and provision of Antiretroviral drugs to patients.

Isolation facility for highly infectious diseases e.g. Ebola, Marburg viral disease

Advanced surgical services, e.g. surgical separation of conjoint twins

  • Cancer treatment, research and prevention
  • Isolation facility for highly infectious diseases