Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam – Things You Need to Know

Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam – Things You Need to Know

About The Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam

Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam (AKH-Dar) is a subsidiary of the AKHS [Aga Khan Health Services]. The hospital first opened in 1964, with a seventy-four-bed multispecialty facility, with 32 full-time doctors and 111 nurses providing high-quality health treatment to Tanzanians. General medical services, specialist clinics, and cutting-edge diagnostic services are available at the hospital.

The Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam has expanded its operations and improved its facilities in the past few years. This development initiative has focused on the addition of high-quality, high-tech laboratory, medicine, and radiology facilities, enhancing AKH-ability Dar’s to make available referral assistance in Tanzania. With the connection to the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi and the Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi, the hospital too is part of the AKHS international referral program.

The Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam has the following services to offer:

  • The medical ward includes fourteen beds, two VIP rooms, and an isolation suit to keep infectious illness risks to a minimum. Another six-bed dialysis unit with a specialized staff is also available on this ward.
  • A twenty-eight-bed surgical unit with an isolation space to keep infectious illness risks to a minimum.
  • A ten-bed paediatric ward.
  • An 18-bed delivery ward with one Luxury room, multiple delivery rooms, a neo-natal extra unique care centre with 3 incubators, a respirator with a neo-natal module. And a day-care for children and infants who require specialized treatment, all monitored by highly qualified nursing staff.
  • Another five beds in the intensive care unit [ICU], plus 2 beds in the high dependency unit [HDU].

Every ward at the Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam is supervised by a full-time consultant, who is assisted by resident medical personnel [junior doctors], trainees, residents, and skilled nurses. The quality of the patient rooms is excellent. The Pediatric, Medical, and Surgical wards all have air conditioning, a nurse alert device, a heart attack alarm system, piped oxygen, a fridge, a tv, and a phone in every room.

Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam also controls five Primary Medical Centres in Iringa, Dodoma, Mwanza, Mbeya, and Morogoro. These Centres supply different services, such as outpatient, limited inpatient, pharmacy services, diagnostic and minor emergency services.

Aga Khan Health Centre Dodoma
Aga Khan Health Centre Dodoma

Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam Health Services

Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam Health Services is among the most well-known private non – profit healthcare organizations in the fast-growing world. It has community health programs in South and Central Asia, EA, and more than two hundred health facilities, including nine hospitals. India, Kenya, Tajikistan, Tanzania, and Pakistan, are some of the countries where AKHS now provides primary and curative medical care. It also provides technical help to the governments of Syria, Kenya, Tanzania, and Tajikistan when it comes to healthcare delivery.

Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam Health Services maintains facilities in Kenya and Tanzania that serve over 800,000 patients each year in both rural and urban settings and preventative and healing contexts. All its hospitals and healthcare centres now offer a more comprehensive range of high-quality healthcare services.

The Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam Development Network’s Healthcare Initiatives

Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam Health Services [AKHS] operations are coordinated with the Aga Khan Development Network’s other health-related initiatives. Its ultimate goal is to improve people‘s health in East Africa and other developing countries. The current projects place a strong emphasis on the development of health systems.

The AKF [Aga Khan Foundation], which has offices in Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda, collaborates with various organizations, such as AKHS, to enhance the health of underserved people, especially children and mothers, and support regional, national-level health care development.

The AKU-FHS[Aga Khan University’s Faculty of Health Sciences] has joined AKF and Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam Health Services in their efforts to improve health care in Eastern Africa. This school specializes in post-graduate learning for nurses and doctors and runs several research projects focusing primarily on developing countries’ health issues.

An AKDN’s goal is to help countries develop successful, long-term health systems that connect various types of services and quality of care.

Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam Services

Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam Women’s Services

The Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam’s detailed maternity unit includes an 18-bed ward with one individualized care space, two delivery bedrooms, a neo-natal extra special care division with life support, a neo-natal module, and a day-care canter for newly born children and infants who require special attention. All of which are staffed by highly skilled midwives and nurses.

This Clinic provides high-quality care to pregnant women at every step of their pregnancy, including delivery, antenatal, and postpartum. Paediatricians oversee an entire neo-natal critical care facility that caters to the requirements of both the mother and the kid.

Its gynaecology service offers inpatient and outpatient care, as well as a “well-woman” assistance and spinal pain treatment during labour.

Breast and Cervical Screening Programmes

Regarding cancer patients, the Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam uses the most advanced international screening and early spotting tools, such as:

  • For the first three years, Pap smear experiments were performed annually. Women patients are checked every 2 to 3 years if their results are normal.
  • Mammograms per year for women over 45;
  • To find breast lumps early and get them treated.

Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam Infant and Child Care

Aga Khan Hospital Dar es salaam Child Care
Aga Khan Hospital Dar es salaam Child Care

Inpatient Paediatrics

The Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam has ten beds in the paediatric ward. The paediatric ward’s rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a nurse alert device, a cardiac arrest warning system, a fridge, piped oxygen, a television, and a phone.

Children who require specialized treatment are admitted to the ICU, where paediatric professionals and intensivists manage them. The ICU is equipped to handle sick newborns who may require mechanical ventilation. The delivery and labour ward are next to the nursery.

Well Child Clinic

In conjunction with the antenatal ward, nurses examine and immunize babies against tuberculosis and polio, DPT [Diphtheria-Pertussis-Tetanus] with HBV [Hepatitis B Virus], HIB [Haemophilus Influenza type B], Measles [free for newborn babies at the health canter], Pneumococcal Conjugate vaccine and MMR [Measles-Mumps-Rubella].

Paediatric Outpatient Clinic

Full-time specialists attend to patients on a walk-in basis in this Clinic. Asthma, gastroenteritis, frequent skin ailments, viral illnesses, and children who need HIV care are among the most common paediatric issues seen.

On Sundays and holidays, two guest doctors are accessible for consultation.

Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam Primary Care

Family Medicine Clinic

Primary care and family medicine are intended to treat and avoid the most prevalent infections and diseases. The Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam Clinic is led by a family medicine specialist who is assisted by four resident medical doctors and hospital nurse professionals.

Family Planning Clinic

This Clinic provides expert guidance with nursing personnel as well as free provision of essential family planning items [in partnership with the Tanzanian government] and stocks products not coming from the Ministry of Health.

Casualty Department and Ambulance Service

Both Ambulance Service and Casualty Department at the Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam work together to ensure that highly sick patients get prompt and high-quality care. This hospital is prepared to handle various emergencies, including stable cardiac problems, handling trauma, and treating advanced malaria and infectious disease conditions.

There are two revival bays for severely ill patients, six monitoring beds, and a surgical operating room. Aurora Ambulance, Knight Support Emergency Services, and Ultimate Security are in charge of the emergency services, which provide 24-hour emergency service, including fully equipped ambulances and skilled paramedics.

Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam Dental Clinic

Three long-term dentists, dental assistants, and a guest specialist staff are responsible for the operation, management, and supervising this Clinic, which provides a wide range of services, including:

Dental Radiology

  • Surgical
  • Consultation
  • Implantology
  • Prosthetic and orthodontic care.
  • Restorative and conservative methods

Health Assessment Services

Organizations can use the Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam’s health evaluation services. The Family Medicine Department provides health education to employees as well as a medical check-up to ensure that medical conditions are discovered early.

Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam – Dental Services
Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam – Dental Services

Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam Specialist Services

This Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam provides primary medical care in the following areas:

  • Gynaecology
  • Obstetrics
  • Internal medicine
  • Surgery
  • Paediatrics

Outpatient Specialist Clinics

The following outpatient specialized clinics are readily available to the General Clinics from Monday through Saturday:

Internal Medicine Department

All major subspecialties are covered by the Internal Medicine Division, which offers comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, and diagnostic procedures. Three long-term consultants provide internal medicine services with a unique skill in chronic disease prevention\management, including cardiology, renal dialysis, HIV/AIDS, and gastroenterology.

A variety of guest consultants at the Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam with skills in all subspecialties of medicine, including diabetes, dermatology, neurology, and paediatric cardiology, are available to the Institute.

The bureau has a state-of-the-art Cardiac Diagnostic Laboratory with sophisticated ECG [electrocardiograms], stress, and Echo Test capabilities. Medical patients have been referred for testing and treatment throughout Tanzania.

Diabetic Clinic

Diabetic patients require the following diagnosis and continuing care:

  • Treatment for diabetes mellitus from a consultant and a nurse specialist
  • Hormone growth disorder
  • Lipid disorder
  • Autonomic disorders
  • Obesity
  • Dietetic Clinic
  • Infertility
  • Thyroid disorder
  • Health education
  • Dietary advice

The Clinic at the Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam offers weight loss and healthy lifestyle advice to cardiology, hypertension, and diabetic patients.

Tuberculosis Clinic

This Tuberculosis Clinic at the Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam, which is run in collaboration with the Tanzanian Ministry of Health, provides all Tuberculosis patients with free diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up treatment.

Every Clinic is staffed by full-time doctors who are assisted by part-time professionals, junior doctors, and nurses.

The Clinic working hours:

Monday through Friday: 08:30am – 6:30pm

Sundays and Public Holidays: 08:30 am – 12:30 pm

To enquire more:

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Telephone number: +255 22 2115 151/53 (ext. 4007)

Fax: +255 22 211 5904

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Surgery at the Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam

The Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam has a comprehensive surgical department that offers inpatient, outpatient, and testing services. Every one of the main sub-specialities of surgery is covered by the department, which guest specialists supplement:

  • General surgery
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • ENT [Ear, Nose, and Throat]
  • Urology
  • Endoscopic surgery
  • Eye

These procedures are performed in operating rooms equipped for complicated surgeries by the hospital’s resident physicians and visiting specialists. They have an ICU and a surgical ward to help them.

The surgical ward has ac system, a nurse alert device, piped oxygen, a cardiac warning system, a fridge, a Television, and a phone in every room.

Working hours:

24 hours a day.

Diagnostic Services at the Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam

The Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam has made significant investments in a modern and diverse variety of high-quality equipment to satisfy specialized needs. In the Aga Khan Primary Medical Centres, modern medical technology is also accessible, allowing medical staff to treat the most common ailments efficiently. The Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam is part of a global referral network, and professional investigations can be referred to the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi as well as the Aga Khan University Hospital in Pakistan.

Clinical personnel can use the hospital’s telepathology and telemedicine services to consult with specialists from across the world, including those from the USA and Canada, to get a competent diagnosis of medical conditions.

Radiology Services

Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam – Radiology room
Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam – Radiology room

Computed tomography [CT], MRI [magnetic resonance imaging], fluoroscopy, Doppler ultrasound, X-ray, and mammography techniques are only a few radiological procedures available at the Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam.

Apart from the standard chest, skull abdomen, and limb examinations, a variety of specialized examinations are provided, including:

  • Hysterosalpingogram [Uterus and Fallopian Tubes]
  • Urethrogram
  • Interventional radiological methods [biopsies]
  • Appendicitis
  • Specialized dental X-rays
  • CBD [Gallstone in Closed Bladder Drainage]
  • Mammography
  • Computed Tomography (CT) Scan
  • Pleural metastasis for Ca bronchus
  • chronic Pancreatitis
  • Pleural metastasis for Ca bronchus
  • MRI [Magnetic Resonance Imaging]
  • Cholecytogram
  • MRIs, Ultrasounds, and CT scans are available 12 hours a day, while X-rays are provided 24\day.

Pathology Services

The Pathology Unit at the Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam provides a wide range of tests 24\day, seven days a week. The unit also features a LIMS [Laboratory Information Management System] that is incorporated with the HMIS [Hospital Management Information System], which is overseen by a highly-skilled in-house clinical and anatomical pathologist. All automated devices are linked to LIMS, allowing for smooth report and image delivery across the system.

Services available include:

  • Microbiology
  • Telepathology
  • Histopathology/Cytopathology
  • Biochemistry
  • Haematology/Blood transfusion
  • Clinical Chemistry

Clinical Support Services at the Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam

Pharmacy

The Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam pharmacy’s team of highly qualified and devoted employees seeks to deliver excellent service, drug use management, as well as drug information. Doctors can make structured electronic requests to the pharmacy for inpatients using a CPOE [Computerized Physician Order Entry] system wholly connected with the Hospital Management Information System (HMIS). For the outpatient unit, the division also includes an electronic label printer.

Working hours include:

24\DAY, Seven days a week.

Physiotherapy Department

Physiotherapy uses physical and mechanical methods to assess, treat, and prevent injuries and other diseases [such as light, massage, water, heat, electricity, and regulated exercise]. It permits individuals to perform at their best physical capacity and frequently works with other treatments and therapies.

Working hours include:

Monday through Friday: 08:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Saturday and holidays: 08:00 am to 1:00 pm

The department assists patients in preventing disability, alleviating pain, and developing, improving, or restoring motor functions. PNF [ Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation], sports medicine, and ante-natal/post-natal practices are among the latest treatments used by physical therapists at the Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam. Inpatients and outpatients can benefit from the services.

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