Aga Khan Health Service, Tanzania (AKHS,T) an agency of Aga Khan Development Network is
one of the longest serving not-for-profit private health care institutions in Tanzania. It
established its first health Dispensary in Dar es Salaam in 1929. Today, the AKHS,T offers
quality health care through its world-class facilities, cutting edge technology and human
resources. The expansion of the Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam has transformed the
hospital from a 74-bed into a 170-bed tertiary care teaching hospital that offers the facilities
to successfully provide advance clinical programmes in cardiology, oncology, neuro sciences,
critical care (including neo-natal critical care) and maternal and child health all supported by
relevant diagnostics, integrated operating rooms and a sophisticated accident and
emergency department. The Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam is the only hospital in
Tanzaniato receive the prestigious gold standard quality accreditation from Joint
Commission International (JCI) USA.
AKHS,T served over 700’000 patients through its high quality, internationally accredited,
teaching and tertiary hospital in Dar es Salaam and 23 outreach health centres across the
country. AKHS,T follows an integrated approach to deliver quality healthcare that is based
on a continuum of care ranging from primary and preventive health to tertiary care. At each
level of care, AKHS,T focuses on providing services that are needed by the community and
on building linkages within the system. It also aims to ensure a quality of care that
significantly raises local standards.
Post-graduate medical education programmes (in collaboration with the Aga Khan
University) have been established in all clinical and diagnostic specialties with the first batch
of residents in Surgery, Internal Medicine and Family Medicine graduating in 2019.
AKHS,T’s continued growth over nine decades is a strong testimony to the commitment of
the institution to health care development in the country. Today, AKHS,T facilities are
known for their high level of ethical practices, innovation and provision of quality, safe and
AKHS,T works closely with the Ministry of Health Community Development, Gender, Elderly
and Children as a dialoguing and working partner and supports the Government’s health
priorities in numerous ways.
AKHS,T deeply appreciates the support and partnership of the Government of Tanzania,
L’Agence Francais de Developpement (AFD) and other partners. It is indebted to its well-
wishers and especially to its highly committed and dedicated staff.
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