- The healing of the whole person
- The prevention of disease
- The training of medical personnel
- Working in partnership with individuals and institutions having similar concerns
In 1988 a young Irish Physician found himself at the scene of devastation of two civil wars, surrounded by evidence of recent genocide and the despair of people robbed of the means of rebuilding their lives. To read more about the history of the Hospital click here.
The beginning was humble – a clinic under a tree – but the seed was soon to grow and gradually, a modern hospital took shape. (Ian tells this dramatically in his book, ‘The man with the key has gone’). The complex (see Departments) now includes:
- Adults’ and Children’s wards
- T.B. ward
- Obstetric Unit
- Operating Suite
- Antenatal clinic
- HIV Clinic
- Medical and heavy engineering workshops
- Laboratory and Radiology
- Nursing and Laboratory Schools
- Staff accommodation
Regular outreach clinics are held, including an AIDS support programme in the community.
Hospital catchment area and throughput awaiting insertion.
The hospital is built on a strong Christian foundation, with evangelism and medical help going hand in hand. To read more about the Mission and Ministry of the Hospital click here.
Patients contribute to the costs of their treatment, but in a rural area with much poverty this is often not possible and the ambition is that no patient should be turned away, the cost being covered by the ‘Good Samaritan Fund’. ‘Friends of Kiwoko Hospital’ (HMRC Charity – Ref No:XN77395) tries to make up the shortfall in the annual budget and following the rise in nurses’ staffing costs now gives £20,000 monthly.
The Hospital is also supported by other donors, such as: Adara Group, Compassion Canada, The Goshen Trust, Farmers Overseas Action Group, TBF & KL Thompson Trust, CMS Britain, CMS Ireland, Open House Trust, Capstone Trust, Tilsbury Telegraph Trust, FOKUS. Many UK churches give through FOKH to support the work and over the past few years FOKH has received several bequests.