Established in 1944, the Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa is part of the Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS). The 82-bed facility is part of a network of health facilities in East Africa which include clinics, general hospitals and the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi. The hospital strives to maintain leadership in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, working with the best clinicians to extend our care to the entire population of the Coast Province and its environs. It offers quality, cost-effective and value-added health care.
The Hospital is part of the Aga Khan health Services, which is one of the most comprehensive private not-for-profit health care systems in the developing world. It includes 325 health centers, dispensaries, hospitals, diagnostic centers and community health outlets. Building on the Ismaili Community's health care efforts in the first half of the 20th century, AKHS now provides primary health care and curative medical care in India, Pakistan, Kenya, Tanzania, and Syria. It includes five general hospitals, seven maternity homes/hospitals and 187 health centers/dispensaries.
AKHS has facilities in Kenya and Tanzania that provide care to over 600,000 patients annually in both rural and urban, and preventive and curative contexts. Its hospitals provide an increasingly comprehensive range of high-quality clinical services.
AKHS activities are conducted in concert with other health-related activities of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). The overall aim is to raise the health status of people in East Africa and elsewhere in the developing world. Emphasis, in current projects, is on strengthening health systems development.
The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), with branches in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, works with a variety of grantees, including AKHS, to improve the health of vulnerable population groups, especially mothers and children, and promote health services development on the national and regional levels.
AKF and AKHS have been joined in their work in health care in East Africa by the Aga Khan University's Faculty of Health Sciences, which offers accredited professional training, especially for nurses and doctors, and conducts a variety of research programmes focused on the health problems of developing nations.
The AKDN aims to assist countries in the building of effective, sustainable health systems linking different kinds of services and levels of care. For more information, please visit the AKDN website.