To build a self-sustainable, not-for-profit health care organization in the East African region over the next three to five years by providing increasingly superior health care services to meet the needs of women and children, while:
1. Increasing benefits to patients, associated doctors, employees, and all other stakeholders through specialized health care services, utilizing state of the art equipment and hospital facilities;
2. Linking with a university in the United States to offer an an educational exchange program for staff to enhance their training in public health issues;
3. Increasing access to specialized healthcare through community outreach programs, such as mobile women's and children's clinics;
4. Increasing public awareness and tackling female health issues such as HIV/AIDS, gender violence and the negative impact of female genital mutilation in the East African Region.
This initiative supports public/private collaboration to build a self-sustainable, not-for-profit health care organization and to establish a women's and children hospital in Nairobi, Kenya within five years. The proposed facility will house approximately 150 beds and will provide free public access in a number of health areas.
The USAID Kenya Integrated Strategic Plan for 2001-2005 identifies Reduction of Fertility and the Risk of HIV/AIDS Transmission Through Sustainable, Integrated Family Planning and Health Services as Strategic Objective number three. The ultimate goal here is to strengthen the management of Kenya's public health sector. In addressing this objective, the plan states: 'Kenya is the most important country in East and Central Africa to U.S. foreign policy interests. Positive or negative developments in Kenya have implications throughout the region. Kenya cannot fulfill its potential as the key economic actor in the region unless it can stabilize its population growth rate. If it fails, it will be to the detriment of the entire region.' The report adds that 'health problems in Kenya have regional consequences. The spread of HIV/AIDS threatens to overwhelm Kenya's health care systems and negate economic and social gains.'
As JRJFI is still in the growth and developmental stages, it is seeking funding resources as well as insight on ways to share their stories beyond traditional media.
The James R. Jordan Foundation is seeking to partner with corporations who will contribute in-kind the necessary equipment for the hospital.