Children’s Kenya Project
We have enjoyed supporting the work of Dr. Amelie von Saint André, a critical care pediatrician at Seattle Children's Hospital who, with equally stellar ICU and emergency room staff, has saved the lives of Puget Sound area babies, over and over. Dr. von Saint André is now poised to do for babies across the globe what she has been doing here, and is spearheading a program led by Seattle Children's Hospital to save the lives of thousands of babies dying needlessly every day in sub-Saharan Africa.
This important Global Health project strives to help improve infant death rates by empowering mothers to play an integral role in saving the lives of their critically ill children. They are also leading an important Fellowship Program and other research efforts that will bring significant improvements to the healthcare systems for children in Kenya and beyond.
The original seed funding supporting the Children's Kenya Project is beginning to take off. Members of our Mother House Fund team were so moved by the work of PECC-Kenya, they mobilized an even larger community group and started the first and only guild supporting Global Health at Seattle Children's Hospital. We see the Children's Hospital Kenya Project as the very best example of Mother House work in the world.
Learn more about the Kenya Pediatric Acute Care Program by visiting their website: www.PECC-Kenya.org, and review a recent article published by the Microsoft Global Health team: “Transforming children’s healthcare in Kenya and other developing countries.”
Click here to donate directly to the account set up at Children’s Hospital supporting this work in sub-Saharan Africa, or mail to:
Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation
P.O. Box 5371, Mail Stop S-200
Seattle, WA 98145
Please indicate: “Kenya Acute Care Fund” on the memo section of the check or in an accompanying letter for the gift’s designation.