Kenya is located in East Africa and is bordered by Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania.
It has a population of over 36 million, with an average annual income of US$1475.
21% of children under 5 suffer from moderate to severe malnutrition, and about 12 out of every 100 children will die under the age of 5.
Around 1 in 100 women who deliver a child will die in childbirth and around 6% of the population aged over 15 years is infected with HIV.
In 2007, there were 2.5 million orphans.
Kijabe (kih-JAH-bee) is located about an hour northwest of Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi. It sits on the edge of the Great Rift Valley at an elevation of about 7,000 feet. Kijabe is a large mission station that is home to Kijabe Hospital, a CURE International Hospital, Moffat Bible College and Rift Valley Academy (a boarding school for children of missionaries from all over Africa).
Kijabe Hospital was founded in 1916 and is run by the Africa Inland Church, the largest Protestant denomination in Kenya. It is a 205-bed facility that has grown to become one of the most respected Kenyan hospitals offering care to poor and non-poor alike. The complex draws patients from all parts of Kenya, Somalia, and occasionally Sudan and Uganda. A large percentage of patients are traditional Maasai pastoralists.
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