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Organization Contact Information

Name: Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital
Street 1: P.O.Box 3 30100
Street 2:
City: Eldoret
Province: Rift Valley
Post Code: 254
Country: Kenya
Phone: 2545333471
Organization Email:
Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr.
First Name: Omar
Last Name: Ally
Title: Ag. Director
Phone: 254532033471 Ext 3002

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms.
First Name: Christine
Last Name: Chuani
Title: Grants Manager, Research and Sponsored Project Office
Phone: 254722475225

General Information

Board Constituency: Technical agencies
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Academic / Research Institution
Organization Type - Secondary: None
Organization Description:
Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital had humble beginnings, and has grown tremendously over the last 87 years from a Native Cottage hospital to a National Hospital. It was started in 1917 as a cottage hospital that had a bed capacity of 60 to cater for the African health needs.

An outpatient department with an X-ray unit was built in October 1952. At that time the staff quarters were grass thatched. Fee payment, which was similar to the present cost - sharing system for OPD services, was introduced in 1957. An additional outpatient department building was also put up in 1962. The hospitals staff population was 55, comprising of six Europeans, two Asians and 47 Africans. By 1963 the bed establishment was 125. The Amenity Ward had been established but was used particularly by Asian patients.

With the rapid population of the immediate catchment area coupled with an increase patient load in the referring health facilities, requiring urgent senior medical attention, in 1978 the hospital was elevated and its staffing improved to gather for the growing need as such. The Eldoret District Hospital, as it was called by then, started acting as a referral facility for many hospitals e.g. Kapenguria, Kitale, Nandi Hills, Kapsowat, Kapsabet, Tambach, and Memorial Hospital, while serving as the provincial facility for the neighbouring districts of Kakamega, Trans-Nzoia, Elgeyo-Marakwet and Nandi district.

In 1986 the Nyayo Wards were constructed. It was a 44-bed ward unit. This increased the bed capacity of the hospital from 188 to 324 beds. Alongside this, there was the development of diagnostic and other supportive facilities, which included laboratories, a radiology unit, a minor theatre, an eye unit, a dental unit, a maintenance unit, a mortuary, a kitchen, laundry facilities, hot water system and Incinerator.
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care
Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 100 +
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 51 - 99
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 0
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 100 +
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Other partners
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Other (please explain)
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Kenya
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB Care Delivery:
Active case finding

Drug-Resistant TB:
Care of MDR patients

Care of TB patients with HIV

Laboratory Strengthening:
Revamping existing institutional Laboratory with Help form our colborators at Brown and Indiana University

Done by our medical officers


Declaration of interests:
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Last updated: August 25, 2011