The Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam (AKH-Dar) is part of the Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS). Established in 1964, the Hospital is a 74-bed multispecialty facility staffed by 32 full-time consultants and 111 nurses offering quality health care to Tanzanians. The Hospital provides general medical services, specialist clinics and state of the art diagnostic services.
The Hospital has grown in recent years, expanding its services and upgrading its facilities. The expansion programme has emphasised the introduction of high-quality, high-technology laboratory, medicine, and radiology services, which have enhanced the capability of AKH-Dar to provide referral services in Tanzania. The Hospital is also part of the AKHS international referral system, with links to the Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi and the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi.
Hospital facilities include:
Each ward is led by a full-time consultant, supported by resident medical officers (junior doctors), residents, interns, and qualified nurses. Patient rooms are of very high quality. All the rooms in the Medical, Paediatric and Surgical wards include: air conditioning, nurse call system, cardiac arrest alarm system, piped oxygen, refrigerator, television and telephone.
AKHST also operates five Primary Medical Centres in Dodoma, Iringa, Mbeya, Morogoro, and Mwanza. These Centres provide a variety of services, including limited inpatient, outpatient, minor emergency, diagnostic and pharmacy services.
Medical staff at the Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam have postgraduate qualifications from top educational institutions in Austria, England, Finland, Germany, India, Ireland, Kenya, Netherlands, Pakistan, Russia, Sweden, Scotland, Tanzania, United Kingdom, the United States of America, Uganda. The Hospital’s visiting credentialed consultants offer a broad range of specialized expertise all major disciplines including dermatology, ENT, psychiatry, ophthalmology orthodontics, and orthopaedics to complement the full-time team.
Qualified nursing staff work with the consultants, many of which have undergone training in several specialist areas including casualty, neo-natal and intensive care.
The Hospital is internationally recognised in its delivery of quality medical care. It maintains these standards rigorously by:
The Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam is part of an international telemedical service. The service allows medical staff to consult worldwide experts by emailing patient notes, images and pathology results and images. Doctors have access to a network of international experts working at recognized institutions for a qualified second diagnosis of medical conditions.
The Hospital strives to make its services accessible to as many people as possible by offering high quality medical care at affordable prices. The Hospital also has a limited welfare program which allows it to provide access and care to needy patients.
The Cardiac Diagnostic Unit’s medical equipment and diagnostic facilities are the most developed in Tanzania, offering the latest services in radiology, cardiac diagnostics and pathology including:
The Hospital offers a wide range of radiology examinations using computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), X-ray, fluoroscopy, Doppler ultrasound and mammography techniques. Besides basic chest, limbs, skull and abdomen examinations, a number of additional specialist investigations are available including:
CT Scan, MRI and Ultrasound are available 12 hours a day and X-ray services are available 24 hours a day. Emergency CT Scan and MRI investigations are available at any time of the day.
The Pathology Department offers a comprehensive range of investigations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The department, under the guidance of highly experienced in-house clinical and anatomic pathologist, also has a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) which is fully integrated with the Hospital Management Information System (HMIS). All automated instruments are interfaced with LIMS, allowing for seamless transfer/distribution of reports and images throughout the system. Services available include: