While both public and private healthcare services are available in Nairobi, the overwhelming majority of expats tend to go with the private option. There are plenty of private hospitals, medical centres and individual practices in and around Nairobi.

UN Joint Medical Service

Is an occupational health unit. It is responsible for medical clearances for new appointments, travel clearances including vaccination and issues of occupational health. It also offers a drop in service for advice and treatment. Since the appointment of a full-time doctor at Gigiri, the UN Joint Medical Service today offers the comforting presence of on-site medical advice and treatment, alongside its more traditional roles of medical supervision, vaccinations and insurance administration. The clinic has also become a frontline partner in UNON’s battle for greater awareness and tolerance of HIV-positive staff, to whom it offers counselling and medical advice as well as access to free anti-retroviral treatment (see box on page 16). UNON also includes on its staff a designated Staff Stress Management Counsellor, who assists staff with all types of psychological needs, from work-related stress to trauma Visit the Joint medical service

The 24/7 medical situation room can be reached on: medical.evacuation@unon.org. There is always a nurse on duty to answer your call and give advice

In case of emergency on UN Gigiri complex

Call ext 5999 or UN security control room ext 6666

After hours:

Call +254-724- 255-378+254-724- 255-378 for Medical duty officer

Or UN Security control room:

+254- 20 -7626666+254- 20 -7626666

+254 -720-629999+254 -720-629999


For emergencies in the home or on the road:

Call your security firm (eg Group Four or KK) if you subscribe to them. They have the shortest response time

Alternatively call St John‟s ambulance service:

+254-20-2210000+254-20-2210000 +254-20 2241000+254-20 2241000 Cell phone: 0721 225 2850721 225 285

Medical Evacuations

UN Staff from neighboring countries. Always call first: emails may not get through immediately!!

Telephone: +254-20762 1670+254-20762 1670 +254-20-762 1534+254-20-762 1534 or Cell phone +254-724 255 378+254-724 255 378

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Two recommended hospitals are Nairobi Hospital and Aga Khan Hospital.