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Friends of Kijabe

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Friends of Kijabe’s purpose is to provide financial support for the AIC Kijabe Hospital mission to provide healthcare to God’s glory in three areas: needy patients, medical education, and major projects.

About this charity

Friends of Kijabe’s purpose is to provide financial support for the AIC Kijabe Hospital mission to provide healthcare to God’s glory in three areas:

  1. Needy Patients: Ensuring high-quality, compassionate, affordable medical services are available to all patients, regardless of ability to pay.
  2. Medical Education: Supporting excellent medical education with discipleship and leadership development focus.
  3. Major Projects: Funding strategic capital projects so Kijabe clinicians can offer world-class treatment in beautiful, well-equipped facilities.  

Kijabe Hospital at a glance:

  • Founded in 1905
  • Located in Kenya, East Africa, 1 hour northwest of Nairobi
  • 200,000 Outpatients
  • 20,000 Inpatients
  • 10,000 Surgeries
  • 3,000 Deliveries
  • 1,000 NICU Admissions
  • 30 Consultant Physicians
  • 25 Medical Interns
  • 20 Surgery Residents/Fellows
  • 10 Chaplains
  • 300 Kijabe College of Health Sciences students
  • 150 International Visiting Clinicians

Cost of support (in USD):  

  • $1,000 — Average assistance for a needy patient surgery (250 patients/year)
  • $2,000/year — Cost for Kijabe College of Health Sciences nursing or advanced degree tuition (15 sponsorships needed)
  • $25,000/year — Funding for one Surgical/Anesthesia resident (2 needed)
  • $850,000 — New Operating Theatre complex ($650,000 already raised)
  • $4,000,000 — New Outpatient Center (over the next decade)

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