Words of Encouragement

Words of Encouragement

“Compassion starts by understanding the hearts of others.”  – Joseph, Maternity “You have shown us that every mother and every child is precious, no matter the outcome.” – Dr. Steere “Even if Kenya forgets you,...
Art in Kijabe

Art in Kijabe

You’re doubtless familiar with term the Art of Medicine, made popular by Sir William Osler: “The practice of medicine is an art, based on science.” What would happen if the idea was around and medicine viewed as art?   Following is a visual...

Mt. Kenya Challenge

I want to introduce you to the Mt. Kenya Challenge, but first a little backstory.   Friends of Kijabe launched three years ago this May.  We are approaching a tremendous milestone, $1 million USD given for education, equipment, infrastructure, and...
Headless Chickens and Health Systems

Headless Chickens and Health Systems

A poster series about UHC recently came across my What’s App feed that betrays a flaw common in thinking about health care in “developing world” countries like Kenya. I have a hunch this mindset is connected to the current NHIF restructuring in...
The Big Three

The Big Three

The Big Three: Patients, Students, Providers   Do you know the Big 5? The Big 5 is a term used by safari guides searching for the largest and most elusive animals – elephant, rhino, leopard, lion and cape buffalo.   Now, do you know the Big 3 at Kijabe...

Kijabe Updates March 2019

    Adult Chemotherapy Service  Ventilated Cabinet for Chemotherapy Mixing   KCHS students during maternity rounds in the newly renovated labor and delivery room.  The KH maintenance team did a beautiful job on the installation of new cabinets, countertops,...

PAACS Part 1

The PAACS Episodes (Part 1) I’m excited to share the first of two podcast episodes featuring interviews with Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons faculty.   The perspective these leaders bring is beautiful, and I am thrilled to share their...
A Response to Cured into Destitution

A Response to Cured into Destitution

The World Bank published a brief essay titled, Cured Into Destitution: The Risk of Financial Catastrophe After Surgery, a quick, informative read. Surgery has been called the “Neglected Stepchild of Global Health,” which I addressed in detail in an essay published...
Rodger Barnette Podcast

Rodger Barnette Podcast

Listen at: https://simplecast.com/s/d4c28cca or on Apple Podcasts episode 5 under Friends of Kijabe Transcript We (Ginny and I) had both an outward and inward Call to Africa.  Outward is Mark Newton saying to me, Rodger you’d be perfect for this...
Chris Carter Podcast

Chris Carter Podcast

Conversation with Chris Carter about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (From Mexico to Canada) and lessons about life, faith and endurance learned along the way.  I think you will find many universal principles that are certainly true in medicine, about drive,...