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…]
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…]
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…]
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.
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…]
ITW members in Uganda for Stakeholders meeting in Kampala April 29th.
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…]
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.
In June 2010, ITW will implement three sites in rural Uganda. With local partner and government cooperation, these sites will help save thousands of lives. ITW chose Uganda because of the great need in this region. • The World Health Report in the year 2000 ranked Uganda’s health profile 186th out of 191 countries worldwide … [Read more…]
On January 23rd, ITW volunteers, board and staff met in a grayish Seattle to vet problems, generate ideas and strategize about the rapidly approaching Uganda project! Attendees traveled from Vermont, Arizona, Utah, Texas and Canada. ITW is an organization of telecommuters and working groups who nearly always meet through teleconference calls and WebEx. What a … [Read more…]