Mediclinic Nelspruit has been accredited by COHSASA for four years.

The Uganda Martyrs’ Hospital Lubaga in Kampala, Uganda, is proud to announce that it has received its first full two-year accreditation award from COHSASA.
The hospital, situated in Kampala, achieved an overall score of 33 at its baseline survey in October 2020 and an overall score of 97 at its external survey – a feat indeed.

Equally exciting is the accreditation of Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Kigali (Chuk) in Rwanda’s capital city which has also achieved a two-year accreditation award.

What do these awards mean?

Health facilities that have been accredited by COHSASA meet extremely rigorous international standards, signifying that patients attending these facilities can expect to receive safe, quality care. To see more about accreditation, look at

COHSASA is a not-for-profit company (NPC) based in Cape Town. Here is the list of the latest accreditation awards conferred at a recent Board Meeting of COHSASA.

Name of Facility Award Duration
King Faisal Hospital Kigali, Rwanda Full Accreditation 4 years
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Kigali (Chuk) Full Accreditation 2 years
Uganda Martyrs' Hospital, Lubaga, Kampala, Uganda Full Accreditation 2 years
Lady Pohamba Private Hospital, Windhoek, Namibia Full Accreditation 3 years
Mediclinic Durbanville, Cape Town, RSA Full Accreditation 4 years
Mediclinic Durbanville Day Clinic, Cape Town RSA Full Accreditation 3 years
Cure Day Hospital Bloemfontein RSA Full Accreditation 3 years
Cure Day Hospital Paarl RSA Full Accreditation 3 years
Mediclinic Nelspruit Mpumalanga, RSA Full Accreditation 4 years
A COHSASA full accreditation award means that a healthcare facility has entered a demanding quality improvement programme and has been assessed against and complied with standards recognised by the International Society for Quality in Health Care External Evaluation Association (ISQua-EEA), the global body overseeing accreditation and quality improvement organisations in 70 countries around the world.

COHSASA itself is accredited by the ISQua EEA as are its standards. COHSASA is the only accrediting body for healthcare facilities in Sub-Saharan Africa recognised by the ISQua EEA.

Healthcare facilities that initially enter the programme and meet standards are awarded two-year accreditations and as the journey in quality improvement continues, awards of longer duration are given. A four-year accreditation award from COHSASA should signal to patients that a facility has sustained an excellent level of standards over a significant period of time.

All facilities that receive an accreditation award must undergo an interim survey halfway through the period to ensure that standards are being maintained.