Why we consider Kenya for Medical Tourism
Kenya has established itself as a regional medical hub for East Africa – and an emerging player within the medical tourism sector. With healthcare facilities & doctors that are among the best on the continent – Kenya is cementing its status as one of Africa’s preferred medical destinations.
Kenya enjoys a high quality of medical education, producing doctors, nurses, lab technicians & hospital administrators of strong caliber. Moreover, Many Kenyan medical staff have received international training as well, adding depth to the country’s healthcare expertise. Leading hospitals & clinics in Kenya are of world-class standards, providing top-quality medical services for a fraction of the cost of overseas institutions.
Kenya as an Emerging Medical Hub
In recent years, Kenya has sought to position itself as a global innovation hub for medicine. Several initiatives have been launched towards this aim – among them:
A Kenyan/Indian partnership to build world-class cancer centers.
The development of the East African Kidney Institute, an ongoing project launched to improve health outcomes in renal disease patients.
A partnership between the Kenyan government, the University of Washington & a Kenyan/American global health consortium aimed at strengthening the research capacity of Kenya’s health system.
Because of Kenya’s rapid growth as an international medical hub, Kenya has witnessed a growing number of foreign patients seeking medical treatment within its borders. The bulk of these emanate from neighboring & regional countries such as Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Tanzania & the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Kenya is also one of Africa’s premiere leisure destinations. With a spectacular coastline which curves along the Indian Ocean, Kenya is home to a captivating array of wildlife & natural scenery – making it ideal for camping, safaris & sightseeing. With more than 45 national parks & reserves as well as modern cities abuzz with diverse cultures, foods, entertainment & nightlife – Kenya offers spectacular tourism value.
Key Strengths of Kenya for Medical Tourism
- Highly-skilled medical professionals.
- Comfortable, well-equipped facilities.
- High-quality medical services at a fraction of the cost of Western/overseas hospitals
- Easy access for travellers, with wide availability of flights from around the world.
- Easy communication – with widespread use of English
- Well-developed, modern infrastructure
- Abundant options for leisure – including world-class hotels, tourism sites & facilities
- Flexible housing options offerings