Ruaraka Uhai Neema Hospital

Fifht Level tinyThe Ruaraka Uhai Neema Hospital has achieved Level 5 SafeCare Certificate in Quality Healthcare , thanks to the highest score recorded in Kenya among over 500 public and private health facilities. Read the news>>  

The Hospital, built by World Friends in the north-east of Nairobi, provides free, quality care for the poorest populations in the Korogocho, Babadogo, Soweto, Kariobangi and Mathare slums.

Opened in 2009, the hospital treats more than 10,000 patients per month, thanks to a staff composed of 99% local personnel.

In 2019 the hospital served 117,416 patients, of whom 35% under the age of 5.

A network of outlying centres, located in the slums and connected to World Friends, is active in the region, directing to the hospital the poorest people who are in need of specialist treatments.

Services offered:

General clinic and Maternal-Infant Clinic with vaccination services, gynecology and pediatrics; Maternity Department with operating theatre; Diagnostics Centre offering laboratory tests, radiography and echography. Accident & Emergency, minor surgery and day hospital; HIV tests and treatments; Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy; Pharmacy; Ambulance service; Centre for Professional Training; Pediatrics Department.


In order to face the COVID-19 emergency and to grant medical assistance to the most vulnerable population segments of Nairobi slums, in the hospital has been currently implemented:

  • Set up of an isolation wing for potential COVID cases.
  • Set up of a triage tent at the entrance of the hospital.
  • Training of the medical staff on prevention and treatment of the virus and sharing of protocols for emergency management.
  • Health information and education for all hospital visitors and distribution of personal protection devices.
  • Purchasing of equipment to face the emergency.


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