"Hospitals get almost no attention from planners and donors in developing countries. It is little wonder that developing country health systems are in shambles when the hospitals lack the most basic equipment, offer poor quality services, and inspire very little credibility among citizens. People in the poorest countries often view hospitals and places to die, while they should represent the best hope that a life can be saved."

"Even in the capital city hospitals in Africa, one often finds two or three patients in a tiny bed and another lying on a straw mat underneath. Improving hospitals in poor countries offers a chance to provide the most basic human comforts for the sick. Medical Facility Aid believes every human being with life-threatening injury or illness should receive competent and affordable care to prevent pain, death and disability."

Sally K. Stansfield, M.D.
Executive Director
Health Metric Network
World Health Organization
Geneva, Switzerland
About MFA

The sad reality for many individuals in this world is their access to basic healthcare is virtually non-existent.

Imagine you are a doctor, dedicating your life to helping others.   Your hospital: 
  • Serves approximately half a million people
  • Employs 24 health professionals
  • Accommodates 200 beds, but 50 more can be squeezed in if you use the hallways and the exterior, exposing patients to extreme heat, insects and weather, (those are the lucky ones)
  • Faces the highest rate of HIV, Malaria, and TB infections in the region
  • Lacks equipment, bathrooms and laundry facilities, or even chairs for family members
  • Deals with holes in the floor and crumbling walls

There are people who have carried their loved ones on their backs for days just to get to you for help and find they have to wait days or sometimes weeks to get the help they need. Imagine looking out of the door where you work and seeing a child suffering from malaria. You hope that you can get to her before she dies. You do the best you can. You keep coming back day after day.

This is happening right now in the 21st century, when medical technology has reached heights never before imagined.

We believe in helping the healer.

Founder/Executive Director - Kim Bouldin-Jones

Kim’s work in global disease prevention and education has taken her from South America to Africa where she works with both government and non-government organizations to combat many health related issues, including HIV, malaria and TB.  Kim recently received the "Healthcare Hero Award" in public policy from Anthem/Blue Cross and the St.Louis Business Journal.

Along with her day job as a health teacher and counseling department at the John Burroughs School in St. Louis, she has been the key note speaker and a presenter to numerous national and international conferences. The topics range from HIV/Global Disease prevention programs, global education, substance abuse and women’s health.

Her consulting firm of KBJ Consulting has worked with agencies such as the Pontifical Healthcare Council on Pastoral Care, Vatican City, UNICEF, Bethzatha Healthcare, and the Ministries of Health for the countries of Ethiopia, Ecuador and Zimbabwe. KBJ Consulting is also a member of United Nations Civil Society Organizations for HIV, which is involved in the millennium development goals of 2011. In 2008, Kim organized and managed the HIV Testing and Awareness Week in Kampala, Uganda for the entire city of two million.

Kim is often consulted by healthcare officials from around the world who are referred to her by the World Affairs Council and US State Department, as an HIV/Global Health expert.

Kim is the Vice-Chair of the board of directors for the Global Youth Leadership Institute and a member of the Global AIDS Roundtable in Washington, DC. She also chairs the Global Health Network in St. Louis, MO.

She currently lives in O’Fallon, Missouri with her three children.