Timeline

Operating Theatre Expansion Project

June 3, 2019

Operating Theatre Expansion Project

Expand Kijabe Hospital Operating Theatre capacity from 8 to 15 rooms. Phase 1 project cost $450,000, $330,000 raised to date. Theatre 9 already converted and in use. Learn more at https://friendsofkijabe.org/surgery

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Kenya FoK Board Meeting

February 11, 2019

Kenya FoK Board Meeting

Ree’L Street joins as associate executive director John Richter, Chair David Shirk, Executive Director Ken Muma, Director General Kijabe Hospital Mardi Steere Director Clinical Services, Kijabe Hospital Sam Mwaura Director of Finance, Kijabe Hospital Rich Davis John Axelson Tom Tillett Guest, Tom Laymon Review finances and projects from previous year…

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Surgical NICU

July 1, 2018

Surgical NICU

$32,500 donated to equip a surgical NICU for babies born at facilities outside Kijabe to be treated for surgical conditions without risk of infection to Kijabe-born patients. Equipment Cost (USD) Number Total Monitor $1500 4 $6000 Cot warmers $500 4 $2000 Infusion Pumps $1350 8 $10,800 Room Heater $1500 2…

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Needy Children’s Fund

January 1, 2018

Needy Children’s Fund

500+ vulnerable children have been provided care with a $60,000 annual budget. The fund pre-dated Friends of Kijabe, but is now consistently funded. Usage ranges from $75/CT Scan to $3000 extended NICU stay for 27-28 week prems.

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Maternity Upgrade

December 12, 2017

Maternity Upgrade

$50,000 donated to upgrade labor and delivery suite and purchase essential equipment to provide safe delivery services in Kijabe. Purchased to date: $12,500 theatre lights $7,500 laparoscopy equipment $3,000 vital signs monitors $2,000 fetal monitors/probes $2,500 L&D remodel

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$85,000 raised for Strike Relief

December 26, 2016

$85,000 raised for Strike Relief

Nationwide doctors strike closed government hospitals and filled Kijabe with desperate patients. Donors provided nearly $85,000 to keep Kijabe Hospital running between December 2016 and March 2017.

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First Friends of Kijabe Board

December 11, 2013

First Friends of Kijabe Board

Ann Mara, Philip Jander, Mary Muchendu, Sam Mwaura, Mardi Steere, Tim Scholten, Benjamin Downs Articles of Incorporation drafted, initial IRS filings submitted. Purpose: • To help communicate and raise awareness concerning the mission of KH and the financial and human resources required to fulfill this mission. • To provide opportunities…

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PAACS Launch

January 1, 2007

PAACS Launch

Surgical residency training under the Pan African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS) and College of Surgeons of East and Central Africa (COSECSA) launches in Kijabe. First PAACS graduate Dr. Jack Barasa is now head of surgery and first pediatric surgery fellow graduate, Dr. Ken Muma is Kijabe Hospital Director General.

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Kijabe Medical Internship Program

January 1, 1996

Kijabe Medical Internship Program

Medical internship postings at Kijabe launch. After completion of medical school, students are posted to an institution for one year of practical learning in Surgery, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Obstetrics. Dr. Nthuma (plastics) and Dr. Irungu (urology) are still with us in Kijabe.

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Kijabe School of Nursing

July 1, 1980

Kijabe School of Nursing

Kenya nursing council gives approval for Kijabe to start nurse training. Nettie Sinclair, Rosemary Scott, Vivian Henderson and Justy Stoesz (lab training) among others were tutors. Later the school would become Kijabe College of Health Sciences.

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Kenyan Independence

June 1, 1963

Kenyan Independence

Kenyan independence was granted from what was the British East Africa protectorate. In subsequent years the African Inland Church (governing body of AIC Kijabe Hospital) would operate separately from African Inland Mission. Read More

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Dr. Bill Barnett

June 1, 1963

Dr. Bill Barnett

Dr. Bill Barnett served at Kijabe from 1963-1979. A talented orthopedic surgeon, Kijabe gained the reputation it still maintains today as a place of hope for orthopedic care. The hospital expanded to 220 beds as pictured above. Dr. Bill delivers a baby by David Hornberger, AIM photographer.

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Kijabe Medical Center Opens

June 1, 1961

Kijabe Medical Center Opens

Dr. Barnett worked at Kijabe from 1959-1963 before moving to Tanzania. The original African Inland Mission Medical Center was 30 beds, what is now labor and delivery, laboratory, and NICU.

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Dr. Arthur Barnett Captured

May 17, 1941

Dr. Arthur Barnett Captured

Dr. Arthur Barnett and his new bride sailed for Kenya under a neutral flag, but their ship was captured and sunk by Nazis off the coast of Brazil. It would be almost 20 years later before he finally arrived in Kijabe and built AIM Medical center.

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Theodora Hospital Constructed

January 1, 1933

Theodora Hospital Constructed

Theodora Hospital, named for the daughter of the donor, was constructed on the RVA campus. Later became Davis dorm before burning in a fire during the 1970’s.

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First Doctor arrives at Kijabe

June 3, 1919

First Doctor arrives at Kijabe

Dr. Elwood and Bernice Davis arrive at Kijabe in 1919, to serve for the next 30 years, starting what would eventually become AIC Kijabe Hospital and Kijabe College of Health Sciences on the Rift Valley Academy Campus

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RVA Established

June 1, 1906

RVA Established

Charles Hurlburt, AIM director invites Teddy Roosevelt to lay the cornerstone of the Kiambogo building at Rift Valley Academy.

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First AIM Missionaries arrive in Kenya

October 1, 1895

First AIM Missionaries arrive in Kenya

Peter Cameron Scott and team create the first mission stations in Kenya. Scott died a year later of blackwater fever, but others carried on the work.

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