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Kijabe Inspiration

Kijabe Inspiration

As we approach our 5th anniversary in Kijabe, Arianna and I spent the day looking through memories.  We found some absolute gems that I think you’ll love too.    Arianna wrote the three stories below some years ago....
Kijabe Compassion

Kijabe Compassion

What does compassion look like?   Above are compassionate healers at Kijabe hospital, including members of the latest Kairos course, learning about cross-cultural mission work. . .and even dressing the part!   Update on the Mt. Kenya Challenge:...
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

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

Addressing false Either/Or choices in global health. Universal Health Coverage is the idea that every human being on the planet can and should have access to healthcare.  It is feasible in most parts of the world including Kenya, and the U.N. is...
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...

Kijabe Updates March 2019

Adult Chemotherapy Service Ventilated cabinet for Chemo mixing Labor and Delivery Suite 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,...

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...