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Equipping Africa for the future by connecting people, ideas and innovative solutions to problems in health and medical education.

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Mentorship

We facilitate partnerships between Africans and Westerners who have the skills and desire to make a difference in their world.

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Newborn & Maternal Community Health

In Kenya, 12 out of every 100 children dies before celebrating his or her fifth birthday, and in the rural areas without access to medical care, the mortality is much higher than that.

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Infectious Disease Training

Many lives are lost in the West from infections, and in Africa, the problem dwarfs what is seen in the US.

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Voting Station in Maai Mahu

Voting station near Valley Light Orphanage in Maai MahuYes, our friend John Njoroge said the line was still long after dark. Voting was to have been completed by 5 pm, but the voting station  stayed …
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Election in Kenya

Counting votesAs votes are counted the country waits to see if calm will prevail. I have been so impressed at how hard Kenyans worked to vote. One of our young doctors took the all night bus to arrive…
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Health Care in Rural Kenya

Jennifer Adam, Equipping Africa board member, is in Kenya with 3 of her friends. All are first year students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. They are doing research with Rod and gett…
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Mary and the Loyola Healthcare MBA class

Thanks to my connections with Andy Kaufman who is a faculty teaching Project Management at Loyola you can get in on the class and hear about Project Management in the Maternal Newborn Community Health…
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Maundy Thursday and on Call at Kijabe

In the official Christian church calendar, it was Maundy Thursday.  In Mary’s calendar, it was on call night. Two died on my shift. Both babies with congenital anomalies, but it still hurts. Both w…
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Joy in the Midst of Sorrow

The physician strike in Kenya began December 5th. Government employed physicians walked off the job. This has been devastating to me. I remember almost 20 years ago in Arizona when physicians at Thoma…
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Making Room

The fairy tale trip to Germany is over. I am back at Kijabe and that means STRIKE DUTY. Strike Duty at Kijabe calls for innovation. Our overcrowded nursery with more than 35 babies in a unit made for …
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It all Happened in a Castle

A Castle in Germany. Wow what a setting for a week long course in Tropical Pediatrics. Rod and I were invited to speak at this course and it was a bit like living in a fairy tale. The course venue was…
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Rod and Ulm University Medical School

Last week Rod and I were in Germany to speak at the Tropical Pediatric Course put on by the German Tropical Pediatric Society. Of course a few additional and interesting side opportunities also emerge…
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Calm Moments

I was not on the hospital schedule this last week, but scheduled for time off. Our wonderful friends the Donelson’s came for a week. Safari is a fantastic way to celebrate your wedding anniversary (…
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The Electricity is OFF

We called the kids Christmas morning, (Christmas eve for them). On Facetime we could see they were all bundled up, winter jackets, hats and gloves-all while sitting on the couch in Ben and Brooke’s …
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No Room

Its almost Christmas and the NO ROOM sign seems to flash, but the sign is on hospitals. No physicians at most government hospitals, due to the strike. At Kijabe we have NO ROOM, but we are trying to s…
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Facts and Figures

Here is a quick glance at some critical statistics where we have based our operations.

Children

Out of 100 die before turning 5 years. This number is even more in rural areas.

Women

deliver babies without proper medical care.

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