St. Theresa Mission Hospital – Kiirua (STMHK) is a level 5 Faith Based Healthcare Facility in the Catholic Diocese of Meru. It is one of the Apostolic Services of the Congregation of the Little Sisters of St. Therese of the Child Jesus. The hospital is located in Buuri Sub-County of Meru County and it has been in existence since 1967.The healing and healthcare ministry was initiated by Sisters Maria Pia Santandrea and Giuliana Menghi. Their efforts began with a dispensary and later a maternity wing was added. In 1978, the facility was expanded to a 70-bed capacity, with sisters from the congregation taking full care of expectant mothers. With increased public interest in the facility, the management introduced and opened up wards and health services to all members of the community from 1980 onwards with minimal growth.

In the year 2002, STMH-K became a full-fledged maternity & Cottage hospital with a capacity of 80 registered beds. In the same year, the hospital got its first Surgeon and started Theater Services.

In the year 2011; the hospital was elevated from a cottage to a Level IV health facility with 120 bed capacity.

Over the years, the hospital has consistently grown, transforming from a mere dispensing room in the church sacristy, to a Level 5 Facility with a capacity of 235 registered beds offering a wide range of primary and secondary healthcare services. Its health workforce comprises of professionals of all cadres and consultants in all health disciplines. St. Theresa Mission Hospital-Kiirua partners with a wide range of corporate Insurances including the NHIF which is the primary insurance for most of the clients and institutions.


Our Mandate is to Offer Quality Healthcare Services and Train Healthcare Professionals

Our Mission:

To be a witness of God’s merciful love by offering Affordable and Sustainable Quality healthcare through motivated workforce in accordance with social teachings of the Catholic Church and set professional standards.

Our Vision: 

A preferred hospital offering Responsive and Holistic Quality healthcare, Teaching and Referral Services

Our Motto:

 To Love and To Serve.

Our Core Values:

Merciful Love

Honesty & Integrity

Teamwork & Partnerships

Professionalism & Ethics

Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity