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  • Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) is the largest public referral hospital with comprehensive cancer treatment facilities.
  • The Hospital receives cancer patients who travel from all corners of the country and the region to access treatment.
  • In 2015, a survey was conducted in partnership with American Cancer Society (ACS) on more than 400 cancer patients receiving treatment at KNH, which showed 29% of patients had missed or delayed treatment due to high transport and accommodation costs.
  • Many patients receiving treatment as outpatients are not able to meet these costs and end up sleeping on the Hospital benches and corridors.



Project Objective

Kết quả xổ số tháp đồngTo provide free accommodation for patients undergoing cancer treatment and their care givers

Project Scope and Cost

  • The project entails construction of a four storey building at a cost of Kshs. 230 million
  • Equipment and Operation cost for the first 2 years is Ksh. 64 Million
  • The structure will have a capacity of 156 beds and it will consist of
    • a day respite area
    • resource center
    • prayer rooms
    • other support facilities
  • An additional Kshs. 200 million endowment fund will be set up to support the operations of the facility
  • Total Project cost is Ksh 494 Million

Project Designs

  • The project designs have been developed by Dexdign Architects on pro bono basis in consultation with the Kenyatta National Hospital, donors and the Hope Hostel Fundraising committee.
  • The designs have been presented to Nairobi City County for approval, with the county waiving the approval fee. The project is managed jointly by KNH and Lexicon + ION who have brought together a team of engineers and quantity surveyors to support the project on pro bono basis.

Project Financing

  • The hostel will be funded through a collaborative effort of KNH, American Cancer Society, Friends of Hope Hostel, Devki Group of Companies and other organizations/individuals.
  • Any person can contribute to the project through:


No Mode of Contribution
1 Mpesa Pay bill no: 474444
Name: KNH Hope Hostel Fund
Acc No: (Your Name)
2 Bank Account: Kenya Commercial Bank
Acc. Name: KNH Hope Hostel
Acc. No. 114 484 2999
Currency: Kenya Shillings
Branch Code: 113 (Industrial Area)
Swift Code: KCBLKENX

For more information on how to contribute kindly contact KNH AID Office on email

Project Plan

Activity Status/ Expected Date
Approval by MOH Granted on 11th September 2018
Completion of Final Designs Designs Complete
Approval by Nairobi City County NCC Waiver of approval fees granted
Fundraising Dinner Held on 9th August 2019
Ground Breaking Projected to be in October 2019(actual date to be communicated)
Project Total Cost 494,000,000.00
Projected completion date December 2020