Medical Mission Sisters
In 1989, Sister Gill Horsfield began training local health workers to provide home-based care to individuals suffering from HIV/AIDS and related illnesses in one of the poorest areas of Nairobi, Kenya. The program offered medical, pastoral counseling, and social services. Today, the Medical Mission Sisters group cares for more than 1,000 people affected by the disease. The program also includes a hospice facility and IV Rehydration Unit, distribution of prepared meals and dry food to families with sick parents, nutrition and social support for children, and educational programs for deaf and handicapped youth. Funding from Johnson & Johnson supports Sister Gill’s continued involvement in caring for people with HIV/AIDS.