Gertrude’s Institute of Child Health and Research

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Welcome to Gertrude’s Institute of Child Health and Research Muthaiga, a premier Training Centre of Excellence, located in Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital in Muthaiga along Muthaiga Road, a few kilometers from Nairobi Central Business District.

The Journey

The School was started in 1999 as a training centre for Paediatric Advanced Life Support for Gertrude’s staff but later incorporated other hospitals. In 2005, it was approved by the Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK) to offer Higher National Diploma in Paediatric Nursing. In 2007, the school was approved to offer Kenya Registered Community Health nursing (upgrading course for Enrolled-Registered nursing). In 2013, we got approval to train Kenya Registered Paediatric Critical Care nursing, the only one of its kind in East and Central Africa. In 2014, the Institute started Emergency Medical Technician Advanced Course. In 2016, we were accredited by The Nursing Council of Kenya to train Diploma in Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing (KRCHN) Programme. We endeavour to constantly improve child health and general health care through innovations and development of evidence based courses.
Other courses run by the Institute include phlebotomy, European Paediatric Advanced Life Support (EPALS) which is accredited by the Resuscitation Council of United Kingdom (RCUK), Paediatric First Aid, Diploma in Counselling: Child and Adolescent option, Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment PLUS Admission Care (ETAT)


Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital aims to be the leading provider of world-class children’s healthcare in Eastern Africa.