About Us

Who We Are

The Catholic Nurses Association of Kenya (CNAK) started in 1981 as Caritas Nurses Association of Kenya. It was established through the support of the Caritas Nurses of Germany and with the effort of the late His Eminence Cardinal Maurice Otunga.

Members of the association come from public and private health facilities, Faith Based organizations, private and retired nurse practitioners. Members of the
association come from branches throughout the country and the headquarters are in Nairobi. CNAK is a member of the International Committee of Nurses and Medical Social Assistants (CICIAMS)

The organization aims to bring together healthcare workers including nurses of the Catholic faith to unite and strengthen each other spiritually, socially and professionally. Members of CNAK view their work as a service to Christ whom they encounter in all the sick, poor, helpless, despised, underprivileged and persecuted in the community.


Reaching out to all in need in the spirit of compassion and service driven by Christian values


To provide quality care to those in need in the community while supporting members to grow professionally and spiritually


To build the capacity of Catholic Nurses to adequately meet emerging challenges in healthcare

To strengthen nurses spiritually and socially in order to practice as members of the body of Christ

To provide charitable health services to deserving members of the community at home and wherever they live

To initiate and maintain partnerships with like-minded organizations

To promote Family Life among members and the community through education, counselling and Natural Family Planning

To participate in the activities of the church


330 Diani Road, off Ole Odume Road
P.O Box.  67872 - 00200,
Nairobi, Kenya

Email: info@catholicnurseskenya.org
Mobile: +254 721415206

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