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,...