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 the Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing programme (an 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 the 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 improve child health and general health care through innovation and development of evidence based courses.

Other courses run by the Institute include phlebotomy, European Paediatric Advanced Life Support (EPALS) 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.


The principle objectives of Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital are to improve the health and wellbeing of children in Eastern Africa through the provision of sustainable quality healthcare, provide rewarding and satisfying careers for employees, foster mutually beneficial partnerships with stakeholders,  and improve the quality of paediatric care in the region by integrating clinical care, education, research and advocacy.



We hold ourselves to the highest level of professional conduct and accountability in line with legal, regulatory and best practice requirements.


We treat our patients and their families with compassion, empathy and respect. We acknowledge and respect the diversity and contribution of our clients, colleagues and other stakeholders.


We espouse high ethical principles and deal honestly with everybody.


We foster teamwork within the organisation and work collaboratively with partners to deliver the best possible value to our customers.


We seek to achieve the highest standards of clinical care and service excellence at every moment and apply innovative ways to continuously improve the quality of our services.