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...
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: Patients, Students, Healers

The Big Three: Patients, Students, Healers

A clinical officer called the pediatrician to “come quickly” to the emergency department. When she walked in, she saw a little boy, leaning forward and breathing three times faster than normal. His oxygen saturation was reading 53%, and he looked as if he had been...

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...
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...