About Us


The Hospital was founded in 1926 by a Charitable Organization called Lady Grigg Welfare League and was named Lady Grigg Maternity.  In 1944 the Hospital was taken over by the Municipal Council of Nairobi.  The Pumwani Maternity Hospital is a pioneer in the provision of maternity care in Sub-Saharan Africa. 


Pumwani Maternity Hospital is an obstetric and referral hospital for delivery of expectant mothers in Nairobi, and adjoining counties.  It has 354 bed capacity, 144 baby cots, 3 theatres and High Dependency Unit. HDU and 3rd theatre are not operational due to shortage of human resource.  Majority of clients are from poor socio-economic background.

To date the Hospital remains the largest facility that solely provides reproductive and neonatal health care in the country and Sub-Saharan Africa.  It has a college of Nursing and Midwifery which can accommodate 104 students at any given time.


The vision of Pumwani Maternity Hospital is to offer an efficient, high quality health care system that is accessible, equitable and affordable for every mother and baby.


The mission of Pumwani Maternity Hospital is to promote and participate in the provision of integrated and high quality curative, preventive, promotive and rehabilitative health care services for all Kenyans.


The aim of corporative values is to enable hospital staff in their respective departments to make decision based on common practice.  Pumwani Maternity Hospital believes in the following core values;

  1. Excellence, teamwork and co-operation.
  2. Transparency, accountability and integrity.
  3. Respect of diversity of people.
  4. Respect and value for human life.
  5. Professionalism, ethical and evidence based decision making.
  6. Adhere to the principle of the gender equity in decision making.
  7. Effective communication.

The hospital undertakes strategic alliances and partnerships with relevant Government ministries, NGO’S, private sectors, development partners and other relevant organizations for provision of quality services, researches and trainings.