Columbia Asia expands its operations to Africa


With objective to serve the rising demand for affordable, modern and efficient healthcare facilities, Columbia Asia, a growing healthcare company has announced to expand its business process to Africa. The company has opened its first facility in Africa in a 5,300-square-foot which includes multispecialty clinic and diagnostic centre.

The facility has been opened this week in Nairobi, Kenya, a capital city with more than 3 million people and in the midst of a surge in foreign direct investment.  The clinic is being operated under a new brand name i.e. Columbia Africa.

The new clinic in Nairobi specialises in:

  • Family medicine
  • Internal medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Gynecology
  • General surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Dental care

In addition to that, the facility offers health checks as well as telemedicine to allow patients to consult with specialist doctors at Columbia Asia hospitals. The Nairobi clinic also has a patient services center to facilitate patients travelling for surgery at Columbia Asia hospitals in Asia, which had already been receiving a significant number of patients from East Africa.

On this opening, John Northen, Group Chief utive Officer of Columbia Asia stated, Africa has become a growing market for us, as patients are increasingly seeking multispecialty, affordable healthcare services delivered at international standards.

Kenya is the economic, commercial and logistical hub for all of East Africa, with Nairobi as a major center of growth and foreign investment, so the city was a great fit for our first Columbia Africa facility, he added.

Columbia Asia, part of Seattle-based Columbia Pacific Management, has 27 hospitals and one clinic in India, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia, built with an innovative business model focused on serving a rapidly growing middle class with modern and efficient multispecialty facilities located close to where patients live and work.

With the addition of the Columbia Africa clinic, the company has 10,000 employees serving more than 2.5 million patients a year, with 2,200 beds across 27 hospitals and two clinics.


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