Nominees of the 4th Quality Healthcare Kenyan Awards 2023 Announced-old

March 27, 2023

NAIROBI, 27 March 2023: Nominees of the 4th Quality Healthcare Kenyan Awards (QHKA) were announced today ahead of the gala dinner ceremony to be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel on 5 April in Nairobi.

Now in its fifth year and the first of its kind in Africa, the QHKA in partnership with key stakeholders and the Ministry of Health recognises outstanding performance and highlights the impact of these contributions on the Kenyan health sector, including a People’s Choice Award and an Award for Media Excellence in promoting health and well-being.

The initiative was mooted to improve standards of health service delivery by recognising outstanding performance, promoting a culture of continuous quality improvement, advocating for strong partnerships between health providers and users, fostering innovation and the use of information technology, and sharing best practices to encourage learning across the health sector.

The QHKA also unites the public and private sectors towards a common goal of quality people-centred care creates a platform for collaboration, and elevates the voice of the patients. The nominees were selected solely based on merit by an independent judging panel representing key stakeholders and the award winners will be honoured during the award gala ceremony. Online voting for Hospital of the Year award has commenced at

Nominees of the Quality Healthcare Kenyan Awards 2023

  1. Award of Excellence in Improving Access to Primary Care Services
    • Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital
    • Kisauni and Nyali Sub County
    • Likoni Sub County
  2. Award of Excellence in Advancing Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health
    • AIC Kijabe Hospital
    • Avenue Hospital
    • Likoni Sub County
    • Mbungoni Health Center
  3. Award of excellence in Advancing Mental Health and Well-being
    • Chiromo Hospital Group
    • MomCare
    • Population Services Kenya
  4. Health Facility Innovation Project of the Year
    • AIC Kijabe Hospital
    • Magongo MCM Dispensary
    • Ruaraka Uhai Neema Hospital
  5. Student Innovation Project of the Year
    • Daniel Waruingi
    • Kevin Oduor
  6. Health Professional Achievement Award
    • Belita Mmboga Kavihiza – Mombasa County
    • Gathu Macharia – Nyeri County
    • Susan Atieno Onyango – Homa Bay County
  7. Lifetime Achievement Award
    • Dr. Betty Muthoni Gikonyo
  8. Use of Information Technology to Improve Patient Care
    • AIC Kijabe Hospital
    • Bokole CDF Health Centre
    • The Nairobi Hospital
  9. Award of Media Excellence in Promoting Health and Well-Being
    • Leon Lidigu – Nation Media Group
    • Lilian Kaivilu -Africa Solutions Media Hub
  10. Best Use of Social Media in Healthcare
    • Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital
    • Kenyatta National Hospital
    • NCDs 365 Project
  11. Healthcare Financing Innovation Award
    • AAR Insurance Kenya
    • Makueni County
    • Isiolo County – ThinkWell
  12. Healthcare Leadership Award
    • Dr. Kajira Mugambi – Village HopeCore International
    • Dr. Washington Njogu Ngari – Ruaraka Uhai Neema Hospital
    • Dr. Zeenat Sulaiman Khan – Aga Khan Health Service
  13. County with the Best Managed Healthcare
    • Mombasa County
    • Tharaka Nithi County
  14. Award of Excellence in Response to COVID-19
    • Kisauni and Nyali Sub County
    • Pathologists Lancet Kenya
    • Village HopeCore International
  15. Award of Excellence in Advancing Environmental Sustainability in Healthcare
    • AAR Healthcare Kenya Limited
    • Stowelink – NCDs and Climate Change project
    • Tenwek Hospital

People’s Choice Category

  1. Hospital of the Year Award
    • AIC Kijabe Hospital
    • Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital
    • Makindu Sub County Hospital
    • Makueni County Referral Hospital
    • Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital
    • M.P. Shah Hospital
    • Ruai Family Hospital
    • St. Theresa Mission Hospital – Kiirua
    • Tenwek Hospital

Notes to Editor
Quality Healthcare Kenyan Awards (QHKA)

Quality Healthcare Kenyan Awards (QHKA) is a health system strengthening initiative that has taken on the mantle of improving the standards of health service delivery and seeks to change the narrative and showcase the impact of positive contributions in the health sector for scalability, replicability, and sustainability.
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Rosemary Irungu, +254 731060164

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