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Factfulness

Factfulness

How do you describe Kijabe Hospital to a friend or colleague? What words and phrases do you use? Personally, I often say, “AIC Kijabe Hospital provides world class health care in the developing world.” So when I saw this article by Bill Gates, titled Why I...
Living Stones

Living Stones

Think about the most significant influences on your life.  Who shaped the person you are? Was it a parent, grandparent, teacher, friend, pastor. . .a colleague?   Maybe a mentor who gave you a wise word of advice at a critical moment, or offered a hug when your heart...
Legacy

Legacy

Do you ever think about the ways the world will be shaped because of your life? What change do you seek to make? What do you hope to accomplish either personally and professionally, through your friends and your family? I want to impress upon you that wherever you...

Giving Tuesday

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and trust that even in Australia you were able to find a Turkey to celebrate! I would like to share two patients with you if you wish to participate in Giving Tuesday. Please include their names in the additional...
Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

On behalf of our Friends of Kijabe board, Kijabe Hospital leadership, staff, missionaries, patients, and students, thank you! For your faithfulness and generosity. . .for the seeds you have planted and watered. . .for the investment of your time, talent, and treasure....
In Season and Out

In Season and Out

Does something ever look just a little bit off? I was walking through an oddly quiet Kijabe this morning, and the post office boxes illustrated exactly how I felt. Why are the numbers running right to left instead of the way we would normally read? Kijabe and much of...

Blessing Ann

If you spend time on the Bethany Kids Pediatric Ward at Kijabe Hospital, you will notice unusual names such as Victor, Blessing, Hope, Mercy, Angel. These names are the prayers of parents and caregivers who are desperate for hope.  The name is a testament to the...
A New Voice

A New Voice

Have you ever been in a new country where you couldn’t speak the language? Remember the struggle to communicate, the gestures and pantomime needed to find a bus or buy food at a restaurant?     What if that feeling was permanent?     Imagine hearing that live you need...
Love is the Best Metric

Love is the Best Metric

September was a great month for Friends of Kijabe. 5 KCHS students funded; a check in the mail for Bob’s Pediatric EM fellowship; a vital and quite expensive tissue processor purchased; a follow-up visit from pastor Hellmers to check on the surgical NICU...

How?

  How do you run a hospital with a budget of $10 million to standards of a $100 million facility? How does a mother of 3, making $2.50/day, pay for a $1500 femur repair for her son? How does the pathology lab buy a $20k tissue processor when their purchasing budget is...