Quality Healthcare Kenyan Awards 2022 Nominees Announced

March 25, 2022

The Quality Healthcare Kenyan Awards (QHKA) has announced nominees in 14 categories of the 3rd QHKA edition.

The QHKA takes health systems strengthening approach to improve the quality of health service delivery in Kenya by recognizing outstanding contributions to the Kenyan health sector, 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 for benchmarking as Kenya scales up Universal Health Coverage.

The judging process was carried out by an independent judging panel representing various stakeholders to ensure integrity, inclusion, credibility, and transparency. The nominees in each award category are listed in alphabetical order.

Award of Excellence in Improving Access to Primary Care Services

  • Likoni Sub County Hospital – Huduma Asilimia Kendani
  • Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO)
  • Tharaka Nithi CountyAward of Excellence in Advancing Maternal and Child Health

Award of Excellence in Advancing Maternal and Child Health

  • Jacaranda Health
  • MomCare
  • Village HopeCore International

Health Facility Innovation Project of the Year

  • Magongo MCM Dispensary
  • Oresi Subcounty Hospital – (AHF-K)
  • Portreitz Subcounty Hospital

Student Innovation Project of the Year

  • Medswipe Africa – University of Nairobi
  • NCDs 365 Project – KU

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Prof. Miriam Were

Use of Information Technology to Improve Patient Care

  • Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital
  • Penda Health
  • RedSplash Kenya

Best Use of Social Media in Healthcare

  • Chiromo Hospital Group
  • Jipin na Kiss Condoms Campaign
  • NCDs 365 Project

Award of Excellence in Improving Access to Essential Medicines and vaccines

  • MedSource Group Ltd
  • Signature Limited

Healthcare Leadership Award

  • Dr. James Mwangi – Equity
  • Dr. Kajira Mugambi – Village HopeCore International
  • Phyllus Kemunto Onkoba – Jomvu Model Health Centre

The county with the Best Managed Healthcare

  • Nakuru County
  • Tharaka Nithi County

Award of Excellence in Response to COVID – 19

  • Emergency Plus Medical Services
  • Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital
  • Kiambu County Government
  • Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO)

People’s Choice Awards

  • Public Hospital of Choice Nominees
  • Magunga Health Centre
  • Malongo Dispensary
  • Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital
  • Private Hospital of Choice Nominees
  • Jacaranda Maternity
  • Lions Sightfirst Eye Hospital
  • Penda Medical Centre
  • Ruai Family Hospital
  • Faith-Based Hospital of Choice Nominees
  • Kijabe (AIC) Hospital
  • Tabaka Mission Hospital
  • St Theresa Kiirua Hospital

Winners will be announced during the Quality Healthcare Kenyan Awards gala dinner ceremony set to be held on 7th April 2022 at Safari Park Hotel under the theme “Quality and Universal Health Coverage”; which will coincide with World Health Day.

The Quality Healthcare Kenyan Awards is a brainchild of Zawadi Brand Solutions (ZBS Ltd) and works in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Amref Health Africa. The initiative has been financially supported by various partners including the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and SafeCare. The QHKA 2022 financial supporters also include E-Plus, Smart Applications International, and Marie Stopes Kenya.

Honoring excellence, celebrating innovation and positive contributions by individuals and organizations in health.