Author: David

  • Energy Center Groundbreaking

    Energy Center Groundbreaking

    This morning, we broke ground for the Energy Centre. Phase 1 of this project involves building the structure that will house a new oxygen plant with a capacity of producing 650 litres per minute and maintenance workshops on ground floor. Thanks to Friends of Kijabe, Africa Mission Healthcare (AMH) and Building Health International (BHI) for […]

  • Kids Operating Room

    Kids Operating Room

    “The heart of Jesus is for those who can’t help themselves, for those who are not strong in the eyes of the world.” Dr. Matt Kynes, Pediatric Anesthesiologist After 4 years of fundraising over $1 million USD, construction, and equipment procurement, the new Kijabe Hospital Operating wing is now open, with three Kids operating rooms. […]

  • Chapel Opening

    Chapel Opening

    The beautiful Kijabe Hospital Chapel is now open.  What an amazing place for our staff and patients to worship, recharge, and remember that God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in times of trouble.   The stunning entry door was inspired by the photo below of the original Kijabe church that was used from the 1920’s to […]

  • Donor Advised Funds

    I want to share a bit about a financial product that has jumped into the spotlight of charitable giving in the United States called a Donor Advised Fund (DAF). I’m a big fan, but there are several aspects of Donor Advised Funds that are problematic for donors and charities. Advantage and Scope “One-third of monthly […]

  • Surgery Stories

    Surgery Stories

    In between watching the Olympics and the Super Bowl, I hope you can take a minute the recent bulletin of the Pan African Academy of Christian Surgeons featuring two Kijabe mentor relationships: Dr. Peter Nthumba with legendary Plastic Surgeon Dr. Louis Carter and Pediatric Surgeon Dr. Britney Grayson with Resident Dr. Mehret Enaro. We often think of leadership as […]

  • Valerie Hill Memorial Scholarship

    Valerie Hill Memorial Scholarship

    Valerie Hammond was born on May 11th, 1958 in Granville, NY, the 3rd of 4 Children, the oldest daughter to Evelyne and Bruce Hammond.  She excelled at sports, holding the state record in the 100 yd dash in Highschool and at 11-years-old, skyed Tuckerman’s Ravine (the highest mountain in the Northeast).  Her family moved to the White […]

  • Vision

    AIC Kijabe Hospital is a network of Kenyan hospitals and clinics that seek to provide holistic healing of body and spirit.  The dream is for these facilities to be sacred spaces where patients encounter God’s love.  Patients come because of a rumor that circulates far and wide, that God lives in Kijabe. They know their […]

  • Happy Birthday!

    Happy Birthday!

    Let’s Celebrate! Friends of Kijabe turns 5 this month!  What have we accomplished in these 5 years?   We supported Kijabe medical infrastructure to treat 500,000 outpatients, provide 50,000 surgeries, and directly subsidized care for 1000+ patients.  We finished the Elimu education housing building, upgraded the labor and delivery suite, purchased equipment for pediatrics, pathology, […]

  • Why Give?

    What moves you? What makes you laugh or cry? A story, a friendship, a God-prompting? You give because of these heart reasons. As you give, you move closer to being the kind of person you want to be. You remember you have been blessed and you celebrate that abundance. You think about the things in […]