Uganda Report

After nearly two weeks in Uganda, the fourteen member implementation team in Uganda is alive and well. After some missed flights and lost baggage, the team eventually arrived at Kamuli Mission Hospital to begin the first research project, and to test internet connectivity at Nawanyago, the first implementation site.  The Image Quality Study had a … [Read more…]

Student Perspectives

Some of the insights of ITW Pilot Project particpants: 6/22/10: Javier DeLuca  Today was our second day working at Kamuli Mission Hospital. If I had to write about just one thing that I’ve learned since we got here, it’d be about how friendly the Ugandans are. Everyone I meet, from the hotel clerks to our … [Read more…]

Dr. Alphons Matovu

I am sitting in the dark office in Kamuli Hospital listening to Dr. Alphons Matovu speak with Andrea.   As he talks I glance around his office – his degrees hang on the wall, a few papers line his desk but it is clear that his place is not behind a desk. As the sick line … [Read more…]

Africa…

It has been one week. What is Africa like? I can only speak on what I have experienced here in Uganda. It is a riot of images, feelings and sensations. It is despair and joy. It is unwavering in its assault on the human experience and it is remarkable how violently we humans strike back. … [Read more…]

Stakeholders meeting in Uganda

ITW held a stakeholder’s meeting in Uganda, to educate and elicit feedback all of the various parties that will interact to forward this mission, and this meeting occurred on April 29th 2010 at the Grand Imperial Hotel in Kampala, Uganda. The meeting was a success, and ITW was featured on Good Morning Uganda(click here to … [Read more…]

Meeting with the Deputy Speaker of Parliament in Uganda

ITW members met with the the Deputy Speaker of Parliament in Uganda, the Honorable Rebecca Kadaga. Ms. Kadaga was born in Kamuli District where ITW will be implementing three sites, and she generously expressed her support for the ITW’s efforts to work towards improving maternal health in Uganda.

Uganda Trip – Day 1

Day 1 – Uganda Stakeholders Meeting Trip Monica and I arrived in Entebbe last night around 8 pm and after juggling luggage and visas etc. got into a van and drove with Frank and Picho (ITW employees) to Kampala. It’s quite smoky here, I think because most people cook with fire. Things were hopping in … [Read more…]

The Story of Imaging the World

Imaging the World (ITW) was founded in 2007 by two radiologists, Dr. Kristen DeStigter and Dr. Brian Garra. The idea for ITW came out of Dr. DeStigter’s work in rural Kenya where she was participating in World Health Organization-sponsored parasite research. After she had finished her parasite research each day, the team would open up … [Read more…]

CO-Founders Paper Published in the JACR

The co-founders of ITW, Dr. Brian Garra and Dr. Kristen DeStigter, collaborated on a white paper manuscript generated through the the Rad-Aid conference on November 2nd. This white paper was accepted for publication in The Journal of the American College of Radiology. Check back soon for the article.