What We Do

Transforming care and outcomes...

of critically-ill children in sub-Saharan Africa.

Through education, research, advocacy and service – we are working tirelessly to improve capacity building in pediatric emergency and critical care in sub-Saharan Africa.

A global network of health care leaders and hospitals, including University of Nairobi, AIC Kijabe Hospital, UW Medicine and Seattle Children’s, has formed a longstanding partnership with the same goal: saving lives of critically-ill children in sub-Saharan Africa.

As the partnership has grown and developed over 30 years, the path toward achieving this shared goal is to implement a pediatric emergency and critical care (PECC) training program in low-resource settings in sub-Saharan Africa. All of the partner institutions are committed to helping the most critically ill children by ensuring the success of this program. The fellowship was launched in January 2019 with three pediatricians from East Africa.  

Spotlight: PECC-Kenya Fellowship Training Program

The PECC-Kenya Fellowship training program is a two-year fellowship in Pediatric Emergency and Critical Care customized for pediatricians from sub-Saharan Africa. Training occurs at University of Nairobi/ Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi and at A.I.C. Kijabe Hospital in rural Kenya. Fellows are being trained in management of acutely and critically-ill children in the public and private, urban and rural, tertiary care and district level health care sectors which are all relevant to practitioners in sub-Saharan Africa. The PECC-Kenya Fellowship training and fellow supervision is being provided by a combination of local Kenyan and visiting experts in Pediatric Emergency and Pediatric Critical Care. 

We are building training modules that will serve as a platform for global learning and collaboration. The curriculum for the Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency and Critical Care was developed by Pediatric Emergency, Pediatric Critical Care, Pediatric Anesthesia, Pediatric Endocrinology, and Pediatric Pulmonary subspecialists from University of Nairobi, University of Washington/ Seattle Children’s, A.I.C. Kijabe Hospital and Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital. 

Your Life-saving Gift  

It is hard to imagine a better gift — or a better purpose — than saving children’s lives in one of the most disadvantaged parts of the world. Gifts from generous philanthropists will be central to the PECC Fellowship’s success. Please join us in improving the critical and emergency care available to the children of sub-Saharan Africa; please join us in reducing preventable deaths and saving lives. To support this program, please visit our make a gift page.