This is a mission hospital (semi-private) administered by a Catholic Church trust in Kenya. Following the establishment of Jamaa Home; a facility that was started to take in destitute girls and uplift them from their socially disadvantaged backgrounds, Jamaa Hospital was itself established in 1971 as a nursing home to serve these girls and women under the Edelvale Trust established by the nuns of the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity.
It has since grown and maintained a strong tradition in nursing care and now boasts a fully fledged hospital with a full range of in-patient and out-patient services; with a special emphasis on MCH (maternal and child healthcare). Located in the heart Nairobi's Eastlands area, the hospital has an estimated catchment of over 1.2 million people and is an ideal location for a broad-ranging nursing elective with students being able to engage in a variety of nursing fields, general ward management, maternal and child healthcare.
The hospital has limited capacity for hosting students on elective at any given time so we encourage applicants to apply at least 9 to 12 months in advance of their proposed elective dates.