United Nations Office in Nairobi response to the Covid-19 Outbreak

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Zainab Hawa Bangura
UNON Director-General

COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving global issue. This is a critical time, and the top priority of the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi remains the health, safety and security of all UN staff and their families.

The Director-General (DG), Zainab Hawa Bangura, has called on everyone to support those who are vulnerable, following the directions from public health and medical experts, and work together to protect themselves, their families and local communities.


UNON is taking a range of actions to  limit the spread of COVID-19 at UNON and support UN staff. To that end, the DG invoked Phase II, the Emergency Mode, of the COVID-19 Contingency Action Plan which means, among other measures, many staff are telecommuting.




Live COVID-19 Situation Map

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Quick Facts

As of today, WHO reported that more than 184,976 people have been infected, with just over 7,500 deaths. Over 73,000 people have recovered from the coronavirus. For the latest figures click here.

For Frequently Asked Questions please go to (https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses) This is regularly updated as more gets known about COVID-19, how it spreads and how it is affecting people worldwide.





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UN specific FAQs

For Frequently asked questions for  UN staff in connection with the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak   Click here.

Click here for questions related to medical insurance.





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Medical Contacts


For medical assistance related to COVID-19 at UNON

Joint Medical Service (JMS): Website https://medical.unon.org/node/115


The 24/7 line   +254(0)-724255378 or +254 or+254(0)20-76-25999


Email: unon-jms-ohsac@un.org  or  unon-jms-medicalevacuation@un.org



Medical Emergency in Kenya

Ministry of Health

Coronavirus hotline:

Call the Number 719




For medical assistance outside  the United Nations Office at Nairobi

Aga Khan University Hospital

Third Parklands

Avenue- Limuru Road

020 366 2000, 0711 092 000, 0722 204146, 0711 092000

Email: akuh.nairobi@aku.edu

M P Shah Hospital

Shivachi Road Parklands

0204291100, 0722- 783350,0733606113

Email: info@mpshahhosp.org



Gertrudes Garden Children’s Hospital

Muthaiga Road

020 720 6000 ,0709529000

Email: info@gerties.org



The Nairobi Hospital

Argwings Kodhek Road

0703 082 000 - 0730 666000

Email: hosp@nbihosp.org


The Karen Hospital

Langata Karen Road


+254 726 222 001/2/3

Emergency Number: +254 702 222222

Email: info@karenhospital.org


Kenyatta National Hospital

Hospital Road off Ngong Road

020 272 6300, 272 4000, 0709854000,0730643000,

Email: knhadmin@knh.or.ke

Other hospital contacts in Kenya :

Hospital Contacts in Kenya


Address: United Nations Office at Nairobi, UN Avenue, UN Complex, Nairobi, Kenya. | Landline: +254 762 1102 | Mobile: +254 (0) 709 021 102 |