Equipment donations allow AIC Kijabe Hospital to keep costs as low as possible while offering world-class health care to the neediest of patients from Kenya and surrounding countries.
Are you coming to help out at Kijabe Hospital and does your hospital have some small items they are willing to donate? Click here (Equipment Request) for a list hard-for-us-to-find items that may be disposable there but valuable here and will fit in your luggage. Thanks for helping us keep things running while keeping costs low.
If you can help with our equipment needs or wish to ask questions, please contact David Shirk in the Resource Mobilization Department at: mailto:email@example.com or donate directly via the PayPal link below:
1. Scan through the list of urgently needed items below.
2. If you are able to completely fund a piece of equipment, make note of the Equipment Item Code, which you wish to donate towards. Otherwise your donation will be used where most needed by the hospital.
3. Click on the PayPal “Donate” button below to make a donation now.
4. Once you have completed your financial information on the first PayPal screen, the next PayPal Screen will have a “notes” section into which you can type the Project Code or any other instructions for your donation – thank you!
LED Theatre Lights Needed by October 2015
Price: USD $8500 for 3 units
Code: Theatre Lights
We will have the opportunity to purchase these LED lights at a fantastic price in November 2015. Would you help equip our surgical team to operate at a world-class capacity?
GE OEC 9600 C-arm
Orthopaedic Dept’s Most Urgent Need! ($21,000 already raised!)
Info: Imagine breaking a tree branch, and then having to use brackets and screws to put the two pieces back together so that the ends fit together perfectly. Now, try putting the broken pieces, brackets and screws in a sock – and bring them into perfect alignment. This is what our orthopedic surgeons are doing every day, without a C-arm. A C-arm is a specialised mobile xray machine that fits into the operating theatre, taking pictures of those hidden bones and hardware so that our surgeons can be sure they are restoring mobility to our broken patients, perfectly, every time.
ALL NEEDS – EVERY SHILLING OR CENT MAKES A DIFFERENCE!
Baby Weigh Scales
Price: Ksh 12,500 (US$145) each
Info: Prematurity is one of the biggest causes of newborn deaths in sub Saharan Africa, but at Kijabe Hospital we are able to save some of the smallest babies in the country. Will you help us send them home faster by tracking their growth accurately?
Manual Child /Adult Scales
Price: Ksh 20,000 (US$233) each
Info: When sick children come to the hospital, we need to know how much they weigh so we can make sure they have enough nutrition, and to give them the right dose of medications to help them to return to health. Will you help us weigh these children?
Portable Pulse Oximeters
Needed: 24 per year
Price: US $35 each
Info: Medical Officer and Clinical Officer interns posted to Kijabe Hospital can benefit greatly from access to this most basic lifesaving tool. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would consider providing several.
Suction Machines (1 funded, 4 left to buy)
Price: Ksh 20,000 (US$233) each
Info: People stop breathing for all kinds of reasons – but when the airway is blocked by blood from a facial injury, swelling from an infection or secretions from a chronic lung problem, every second counts. Will you help us open up airways by making sure we have suction machines that work so we help people breathe again?
Resuscitation Trolley (Baylem EC-500P)
Needed: 4 (3 funded – only 1 left to buy!)
Price: Ksh 90,000 (US$1008) each
Info: When a child comes in not breathing and blue, the nurse and doctor need to jump to action with the right sized equipment – and the last thing anyone wants to do is rummage through a large box to find just the right thing. Will you help us buy a purpose-built trolley – with drawers and compartments that help us keep the right tubes in the right place so we can use them right now?
Examination Lights for Maternity
Price: Ksh 100,000 (US$1,163) each
Info: It is 2am and you have just arrived down the winding mountain road to Kijabe to have your baby. You are pushing but the doctor can’t see well enough to decide if your baby needs a little extra help to be born. Will you help us make the best decisions with a good light to ensure these little ones arrive safely?
Infusion Pumps (Perfusor Compact – Surgipharm)
Needed: 10 (2 funded – only 8 left to buy!)
Price: Ksh 115,000 (US$1350) each
Info: For critically sick people, medications & IV fluids require a delicate balance – if we give them too quickly, we may hurt someone, and if we give them too slowly we may not be able to help in time. Will you help us give exactly the right amount of what our patients need by buying us an infusion pump?
Stand-mounted Pulse Oximeters (Mars Medical)
Needed:10 (1 purchased – only 9 left to buy!)
Price: 180,000Ksh ($2100)
Info: The only way we can tell how much oxygen someone needs is to measure the level in their blood. With this E.T.-like finger light, we get the information we need immediately – making the difference for a struggling patient between difficulty and ease, despair and hope. And mounting them on a stand means they won’t get misplaced – a real help for years to come.
Price: Ksh 200,000 (US$2,326) each
Info: Our emergency department is about to undergo a facelift – from 5 beds to 13. With more beds come more sick patients, and right now we have one ancient defibrillator if someone comes in with a life-threatening heart problem. Will you help us provide immediate electricity to people whose broken hearts can be jumpstarted?
Price: Ksh 240,000 (US$2,791) each
Info: This may seem like a luxury, but actually it is the only way we can keep our lab going. We can only do important blood tests to diagnose HIV, TB and cancer if our machines work, and in Kenya’s equatorial heat they easily overheat and we are in danger of losing them. Will you help us keep fighting the fight against HIV and TB with machines that work?
Vital Sign Monitors – 4 purchased, 16 left to buy!
Needed: 20 (15 for emergency department, 4 for wards, 1 for CT room etc.)
Price: Ksh 350,000 (US$4,042) each
Info: In our emergency department and CT scan room, unless a nurse sits at a patient’s bedside, we cannot tell if they are suddenly getting worse. If we have these monitors, we have an early warning system that can help our overworked staff respond quickly to a sudden deterioration. Will you help us respond quickly to save a patient’s life?
Info: Thank you so much to GE Corporation for providing Ventilators for our Intensive Care Unit in late 2014. We, and our patients, are so grateful!
Please email a copy of your Mpesa payment confirmation to email@example.com and include the project code you want the donation to support.
US tax-deductible donations may be given through out partner 501(c)(3) organization Sustained Acts.
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