Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital JOOTRH

Public Health

Public health is about helping people to stay healthy, and protecting them from threats to their health. Public health incorporates the interdisciplinary approaches of epidemiology, biostatistics and health services. environmental health, community health, behavioral health, health economics, public policy, insurance medicine and occupational safety and health are other important subfields.

Family Planning

We're here to help sexual and reproductive health. We offer you health information, clinical services, education, training and research. We work with people of any gender, age, ethnicity or sexual orientation. Raising a child requires significant amounts of resources: time, social, financial, and environmental. Family planning ensures that any couple, man, or woman who has the desire to have a child has all the resources.

HIV/AIDS Counselling

Counselling is a private conversation with a specially trained person aimed at helping you to help yourself. Counselling encourages you to explore possible solutions to your problems, and to consider the impact that certain decision may have on your life. HIV/AIDS counselling provided at VCT sites is free and confidential. This means that the Counsellor cannot tell anyone about your result without your permission.


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Welcome to Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital

Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital(JOOTRH) has been in existence for more than 100 years, having been established in the early 1900s to cater for the health needs of the workers at the then port town of Kisumu. Since then it has grown to become the referral hospital serving more than 100 district and sub-district hospitals in more than 10 counties in the Western Kenya Region. Its main mandate is to provide curative, preventive, promotive and rehabilitative health services.

At independence, the government saw the need to expand the hospital, and it approached the government of the Soviet Union for assistance. Construction commenced in 1965, and the hospital was commissioned in 1969 as an extension of the existing district hospital, but catering mainly for inpatients.


Contact Us

P O BOX 849-40100 KISUMU

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