Compassion

Learn about Needy Children's Fund

How you can help:

We need recurring monthly donors of any amount.  If you’re passionate about this, consider making a fundraising team.

Project Description:

In traditional African culture, money and wealth are shared among families and communities. So if you had a job and your brother didn’t, you would share with him. When a family or church member has a large need, the community will call a harambee; a formal meeting at which people give to meet the need.

Unfortunately some people are ostracized from family or community. A common story is for a woman to give birth to a special needs child and the husband sees this as grounds for divorce. Others in her community may shun her for fear she is cursed. For people like this, who have children with medical needs and don’t have the family or community resources for harambee, AIC Kijabe maintains a needy fund to help with bills. The needy children’s fund is an excellent opportunity to share God’s hope and unconditional love with those who most desperately need it.

*Most families will contribute between 20 and 80% of their bill.

Learn about Surgery at Kijabe

How you can help:

We need recurring and one-time donors of any amount.

Project Description:

We believe that the poorest patient in Africa should have access to the same standard of care as a wealthy patient in the developed world.

According to the W.H.O. 75% of Kenyans are at risk of impoverishing expenditure for surgical care.

AIC Kijabe surgeons perform 10,000 procedures each year, which means that as affordable as our surgical costs may be, this is still beyond the reach of many of our patients.

The Surgical Needy Fund exists to fill gaps in payment beyond what patients are able to raise with in their communities or that can be covered through provided by available insurance and partner organizations.

Common Costs

*The vast majority (95%) of needy patients at Kijabe are surgical related, but this fund may be used to assist in non-surgical crisis issues as may arise in trauma/maternity/ICU care.

Education

Learn about ECCCO Training

How you can help:

This is a significant investment in the continuing education of a stellar clinical officer.  Consider creating a team or click below to make an individual donation.

Project Description:

‘No-one plans to have a medical emergency. It can happen to anyone, anytime, anyplace.’

In Kenya there are very few professionals with the skills and knowledge required to take care of critically unstable patients be that from injury or medical problems. Delays in treatment of acute illness and injury are known to increase morbidity and mortality and studies* have estimated that timely emergency care has the potential to address 45% of deaths and 36% of disability in low income and middle income countries.

Kijabe Hospital has created and commenced a nationally recognised higher diploma in emergency medicine and critical care for clinical officers with the aim to create clinicians who are able to take care of patients with a wide range of pathologies and differentiate those who require urgent intervention. ECCCO trainees are experts in resuscitation, advanced life support management and intensive care management. It is hoped that graduates from this programme will be able to start to address the needs for critical care provision across the country and beyond. Discipleship is a key component of the ECCCO program, with in-depth study of how medicine integrates with mission.

Would you be willing to partner with us in training such clinicians? The 18 month programme costs a total of $6000 which includes housing, food and a small stipend. Even a small amount will help us to train more of these valuable clinicians.

Learn about Kijabe College of Health Sciences

How you can help:

Investment in the education of a nursing student.

Project Description:

Kijabe College of Health Sciences has been a leader in nurse training since 1980.  Sponsorship allows a nursing student to be eligible for an education loan, which when repaid will in turn create eligibility for future KCHS students.

The full program is 3 1/2 years and sponsorship opportunities are available for students entering their second 2 1/2 years of training.  Merit and need-based evaluations are conducted by KCHS administrators, and Friends of Kijabe will grant sponsorships to students based on these recommendations.

This is a gift that will change the future not just for the one student, but for their family, and for all the patients they will connect with over the course of a career.

 

Total cost is $1000/semester, $5000 total.

Infrastructure

Ministry