Maua Methodist Hospital was established in 1928 and has developed into a modern 230-bed referral hospital serving a population of about 600,000 people in Meru North.
It is located in Eastern Kenya and offers medical services to the people of this area. The hospital shares its responsibility by providing psychological care and support to the vulnerable children and people living with HIV/AIDS. These programs bring life back to people. It is also involved in providing preventive and promotive care by providing immunizations for children under 5 against diseases and providing postnatal and family planning care.
Through its Community Health Department, the hospital is actively involved in HIV/AIDS prevention, palliative and home based care projects. These are:
- Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMCT) of HIV/AIDS in collaboration with Christian Health Association of Kenya was started at the same time with the Orphan project in 2001.
- Palliative care project in the hospital, churches and community.
- Community owned palliative care projects by the Churches in collaboration with Maua Hospital, which were started in 2002. The lessons learned from these pilot projects will be replicated throughout the Connexion.
- Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) centres.
- Formation of support groups e.g. widows and widowers.
Maua Hospital has a Registered Community Health Nursing school that trains students from all over the Connexion and has proved to be one of the best training institutions in East Africa.