Aga Khan Health Service in Kenya Reinforces Commitment to Quality Healthcare Standards through Renovation and Upgradation of Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa

MOMBASA, KENYA, 18 February 2024 – Aga Khan Health Service, Kenya, is proud to announce the completion of the renovation project at Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa, marking a significant milestone in its ongoing commitment to providing quality healthcare to a population base of nearly 1.2 million people. The newly refurbished facility has transformed the 86-bed facility into a state-of-the-art 115-bed secondary hospital, offering comprehensive, integrated health services to the communities it serves.

The renovation project represents a total investment of US$12.2 Million, with a loan of US$8.54 million from Agence Française de Développement and additional funding of US$3.68 million from the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and internal reserves.

Princess Zahra Aga Khan, Chair of the Executive Committee of the Aga Khan Health Services, and Mr. Bertrand Willocquet, Country Director of Agence Française de Développement, visited Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa today, to witness the completion of the renovation project. Both dignitaries expressed their satisfaction with the renovation and the enhanced capacity brought about by this renovation.

Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa, with its outreach centres, stands as the premier healthcare service provider in the coastal region, consistently expanding its reach and diversifying services to meet the evolving healthcare needs of the community. Since the inauguration of a 4-bed maternity home in the Ganjoni area of Mombasa in 1944, the integrated health network has grown into a central hub serving over 05 counties in the Coastal region through purpose-built facilities, highly qualified and skilled doctors and nurses committed to delivering quality healthcare.

In a significant milestone, Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa, has been awarded the prestigious SafeCare Level 5 Certification, the highest-level certification, reinforcing its dedication to safe and quality patient care. This accolade makes it the first AKHS Kenya Hospital to achieve such recognition, with eight of our Outreach Health Centres also attaining SafeCare Level 5 certification.

The newly renovated Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa, is poised to provide enhanced healthcare services to the people of the Coastal Region and Kenya at large. The facility now features a dedicated Accidents and Emergency Unit, a larger Intensive Care Unit, the region’s first Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in private sector, and the inaugural Sleep Lab utilising cutting-edge technology for diagnosing and treating sleep disorders. Holding Level 5 certification from SafeCare Health Standards, the hospital is well-equipped to offer specialised care in cardiology, oncology, neurology, psychiatry, advanced surgeries, and more. This development underscores our commitment to advancing healthcare accessibility and delivering comprehensive, high-quality services to the community.

About the Partners:
Aga Khan Development Network & Aga Khan Health Service

Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is a group of private, international, non-denominational agencies established by His Highness the Aga Khan, which partners with other like-minded organisations to help improve the quality of life of those in need irrespective of their origins, faith, or gender.  Through initiatives in sectors such as healthcare, education, culture, rural development, institution building and the promotion of economic development, AKDN takes a multifaceted approach to help communities and individuals become self-reliant. The Network also espouses values and norms, including pluralism and cultural tolerance, gender and social equity, civil society organisation and good governance. The AKDN, therefore, has a holistic view of progress that goes beyond poverty alleviation to encompass a more rounded view of human experience and aspirations.

Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS) is one of three agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) that supports healthcare activities, together with the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and the Aga Khan University (AKU). Working to tackle today’s greatest health challenges in low- and middle-income countries, the three agencies of the AKDN provide quality healthcare to over eight million people annually and work closely on planning, training, and resource development. Through our focused presence in Central Asia, East Africa, and South Asia, AKHS operates 14 hospitals, medical centres, and 375+ health centres, offering one of the most comprehensive non-profit healthcare systems in the developing world.  AKHS also works with the Aga Khan Education Service (AKES) and the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) on integrating health issues into other sectors.

AKHS operates in Afghanistan, India, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, and Uganda, with central coordination from AKDN offices in Geneva, Switzerland. The offices are linked internationally through network-wide strategies for regional geographies, and topics of importance to the agency, such as quality of care, digital health, virtual learning, climate change measures, population health, communication, human resource development and audit.

The Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa

The Aga Khan Health Service established a 4-Bed Maternity Home in 1944, which was later upgraded to 16 beds in 1952.  The Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu was established in 1952 as a private, not-for-profit institution that provides primary, and secondary level health care services in Kenya. In 2019, the hospital was awarded SafeCare Level 5 Certification, expanding to the SafeCare certification of 8 of its 14 Outreach Health Centres. The Aga Khan Hospital provides general medical services, specialist clinics and state-of-the-art diagnostic services. It is also part of the Aga Khan Health Services international network, with links to the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi and the Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi.

Agence Française de Développement

The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) implements France’s policy on international development and solidarity. Through its financing of NGOs and the public sector, as well as its research and publications, AFD supports and accelerates transitions towards a fairer, more resilient world. It also provides training in sustainable development (at the AFD Campus) and other awareness-raising activities in France.

With our partners, we are building shared solutions with and for the people of the Global South.

Our teams are at work on more than 4,000 projects in the field, in the French Overseas Departments and Territories, in 115 countries and in regions in crisis. We strive to protect global public goods – promoting a stable climate, biodiversity, and peace, as well as gender equality, education, and healthcare. In this way, we contribute to the commitment of France and the French people to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Towards a world in common.

Media Contacts:

Michael Nyakiti
Head of Development, Marketing & Caremanagement
Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa
Tel:  +254 720 3337 899
Charlotte Le Layo
Agence Française de Développement
Tel: +254 759 637 403

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