About Family Medicine Residency Program


It gives me great pleasure to welcome you all The Aga Khan University Family Medicine Residency Programme in Nairobi. The Programme started in July 2012 and is an integral part of the Aga Khan University (AKU) Department of Family Medicine. We have strong ties with our sister programme- the Tanzania-based AKU Family Medicine Residency Programme in Dar-Es-Salaam which has been in existence since 2004.

In addition, we have a strong partnership with the University of California San Francisco Department Family and Community Medicine and the University of Alberta Our programme also enjoys strong collaborative ties with sister training institutions of Family Medicine in Kenya, namely Moi University, Kabarak University, Maseno University, and Kenyatta University. Our faculty and students are ardent members of the Kenya Association of Family Physicians

AKU Family Medicine faculty are well experienced, dedicated and highly motivated who are fully committed to making this programme as one the best in the African context.

The department aims to offer trainees and teachers opportunities at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels to engage in innovative education, research, and community-oriented primary care experience for the benefit of family medicine.

Residents in our postgraduate program are trained to be on the frontline of health care and education in the changing world of family medicine.

The program offers core family medicine training in settings ranging from tertiary and secondary level hospital-based family medicine clinics, the inner city out-reach clinics to the semi-urban primary medical centres and more remote rural communities. Family Medicine is the foundation for a sustainable health care system capable of meeting the needs of the population. 

Our curriculum is guided by residents' experience and self-directed learning principles. Our primary mission is to prepare family physicians for practice in a cost-effective and evidence-based manner.

As the second family medicine post-graduate medical programme in the country, it has an important role in producing more family physicians to serve the Kenyan population in a context-specific, community- and patient-centered way.

Family Medicine at Aga Khan University – East Africa is your partner in growing professionally and making a strong, positive impact on patient care and your community

Jacob Shabani,MBChB, MMED (Family Medicine)
Interim Chair, Nairobi Division
Department of Family Medicine
Aga Khan University, East Africa