Medical emergencies in Kenya

If no other assistance is at hand, the emergency number for fire ambulance services is 999 or 020-2222181/182. Superior private hospitals in Nairobi include the Aga Khan University Hospital (tel: 020-3662000), MP Shah Hospital (tel: 020-3746177) and Nairobi Hospital (020-2845000). In more remote areas, Flying Doctors (tel: 020-6992299) is a highly regarded organisation offering emergency air evacuation services.


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