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Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Hospital, Kisumu, Kenya
Jomo Kenyatta Highway Kisumu Kisumu 40100 KE
Hospital type

The Hospital is the Major Referral Hospital in Nyanza, Western & North Rift Kenya, Serving a population in excess of 5million; average annual out patient visits are 197,200 and in patient admissions of about 21,000.

Number of Beds
Hospital Facilities

Nyanza has a bed capacity of 467 with bed occupancy of about 94.8%. The highest bed occupancy being in surgical wards and Gynaecology, which are 148.7% and 146% respectively. There are six operating rooms. Services offered: Internal Medicine, Paediatrics, General Surgery, Obstetrics / Gynecology (OB/GYN), Radiology, ENT, Ophthalmology, Intensive Care Medicine, Radiotherapy and Dental services.

Additional Comments

The hospital is COSECSA accredited for training in general surgery. COSECSA- College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa.

Specialties required

All types of surgeons welcomed, especially if able to bring a teaching package.
Elective students welcome.


Kisumu isabout five hours by road from Nairobi. It does however also have an airport with flights from Nairobi. The hospital is located 3.5 miles from the city centre of Kisumu.


While there are living quarters available on the hospital grounds, space is limited. Therefore, it is recommended to make prior arrangements for housing while visiting Kisumu. Prices for monthly housing for a three-bedroom apartment vary from $400 U.S. to $900.

Length of stay

Length of stay will largely depend on the visitor.

Visa Requirements

visa is required and more information is available at:
There may also be a medical license fee doctors; check with the hospital.

Other Information

email Dr. Juliana Otieno or Dr. Dan Raburu at: ( or and ( or

Beldina Opiyo-Omolo  (Millennium Cities Initiative Public Health specialist for Kisumu) can be emailed at: (

Name of contact
CEO Dr. Juliana Otieno, Chief Surgeon Dr. Dan Raburu Beldina Opiyo-Omolo (Millennium Cities Initiative Public Health specialist for Kisumu).
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