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In Your Own Words

Dear Friend, I hope you’re having a great weekend!  I want to share several kind comments, stories, and pictures from the past month: beautiful words from Kat and April about the mission of Kijabe and importance of bilateral exchange in medical...
Obs-Gyn with Dr. Lilian Mameti

Obs-Gyn with Dr. Lilian Mameti

I want to share a conversation with Dr. Lilian Mameti, head of the Kijabe Maternity department.  The team typically delivers 200+ babies each month, but particularly special to Dr. Lilian are two vulnerable patient populations – the uninsured with...
Kijabe College Football Kickoff

Kijabe College Football Kickoff

Header Photo by Ashton Clark on Unsplash I don’t know how it’s possible.  My calendar says it’s still August, but it’s college football kickoff in America today!  A huge War Eagle flag is flying in Auburn outside Chad Gibb’s house.  The...
Dr. Evelyn Mbugua Announcement

Dr. Evelyn Mbugua Announcement

 I want to share some exciting news happening in Kijabe. Dr. Evelyn Mbugua will be stepping into Dr. Mardi Steere’s role as Director of Clinical Services.  A small part of this role will include joining the Friends of Kijabe board – we are...
Interview with a NICU mum

Interview with a NICU mum

This is your baby, he’s absolutely tiny, but he’s in the best of hands. Gabriel at 36 weeks The Friends of Kijabe podcast was created to share real voices of Kijabe Hospital heroes, speaking about faith, life and work at Kijabe.  Often these heroes...
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

A private family foundation in Melbourne Australia approached Friends of Kijabe in early 2019 with a unique proposal to incentivize planned giving.  Immediate gifts up to $40,000 and monthly gifts up to $80,000 will be matched.  After much discussion about...