Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) started in 1917 with a bed capacity of 60 to cater for the health needs of Africans. It later served as a District Hospital before attaining referral status. MTRH was established through Legal Notice Number 78 of 12th June, 1998 under State Corporations Act, Cap 457 Laws of Kenya; updated/ amended through Legal Notice Number 56 of 18th April, 2002 and Legal Notice Number 40 of 1st March, 2021. It is located along Nandi Road in Eldoret Town, Uasin Gishu County (310 Kilometers Northwest of Nairobi).
MTRH is a Multi-Specialty National/International Teaching and Referral Hospital serving the Western half of Kenya (23 Counties), Eastern Uganda, Southern Sudan, Northern Tanzania, and Democratic Republic of Congo amongst other areas. The Hospital covers a population of over 25 million. MTRH is also a critical player in advancing the Government’s drive towards the Big4 Agenda (Universal Health Care), The Kenya Vision 2030 – Social Pillar and the Kenyan Constitution.
MTRH is the Teaching Hospital for Moi University College of Health Sciences that trains both Undergraduate Medical Students and several Masters in Medicine Specialist programs with over 240 post graduate students (Registrars) distributed across several programs. Several other Medical Training Institutions utilize MTRH in their Training programs.
The specialized services offered range from Oncology services, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Services, ICU, Kidney transplants, Alcohol and Drug Abuse rehabilitative services, Spine and Neurosurgical operations, Cardiology and Cardiothoracic services, open heart surgery, corneal transplants and Arthroscopic (Shoulder and Knee) Surgeries. Others are Postpartum Intrauterine Devices (PPIUD) and 24 hours Training Surgeries. These specialized services are in line with Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and Kenya’s pledge to make better and advanced healthcare accessible to all.
Over the years the Hospital has expanded in several spheres including Infrastructure development, number of patients being attended to, complexity of their diagnosis and the number of Human Resources for Health (HRH).
MTRH has forged Strategic Partnerships and Alliances with the Ministry of Health and Development Partners e.g Indiana University and Duke (USA), University of Toronto (Canada), Suez Canal University (Egypt); Shoe4Africa Foundation, New York (USA); University of Linkoping (Sweden); Doctor to Doctor Foundation (Amsterdam, Netherlands) Stellenbosch University and University of Cape Town (South Africa) and Stryker Corporation/North Carolina University (USA) among others.
The partnerships have resulted in the Centres of Excellence: Chandaria Cancer and Chronic Diseases Centre (CCCDC), Shoe4Africa Children Hospital, Cardiac Care Unit (CCU), Riley Mother and Baby Hospital (RMBH with Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH), 63-Bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a Modern 80-Bed Mental Health Unit, 25-Bed Haemodialysis Unit and capacity building for staff in various Specialties.
The Shoe4Africa Children’s Hospital is the only public Children’s Hospital in Eastern Africa. It is a complete Hospital that addresses all the childhood diseases with its own Theatres, ICU, Oncology Unit among other services while AMPATH is the largest single HIV/AIDS treatment Centre in Africa with over 180,000 patients enrolled for HIV care.
These services are provided by a well-trained, dedicated and skilled workforce which has seen MTRH be the first public Hospital to have successfully transitioned from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System.
MTRH expansion is now coming with a 2000-Bed Multi-Specialty Hospital, that will largely elevate the hospital further to International Standards and one of the few in the Continent of Africa with specialized s Scientific Research programs.
Teaching and Research
MTRH is also continuously working towards generating new knowledge by closely working with the Moi University College of Health Sciences and other collaborators. These research efforts have informed policy in areas such as HIV, Chronic Disease Management and Oncology and also provide innovative approaches to delivery of quality healthcare.
Through our various partnerships, we have been able to get support in infrastructure development and training of medical sub-specialists, nurses and other staff cadres.
Our active outreach programs target education and screening for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) for early detection and intervention. The Chandaria Cancer and Chronic Diseases Center (CCCDC) provides quality care for a wide range of NCDs.
Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital has a fully-fledged College of Medicine with a complement of 1,200 students at any given time. The College provides specialized training in healthcare providers in Health Leadership, Nursing, Clinical Medicine, Health Records, Orthopedics, Wound Care management, Mortician Services and Anesthetic Assistants.
Our Hospital also hosts College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA) Residency training in Orthopaedics & Trauma Surgery, General Surgery, Paediatric Surgery amongst other disciplines.