September Uganda Update

I have returned from visiting Uganda again to work on the pilot site and assess new sites, among other things. It was a very busy and rewarding trip, and I’d like to thank the ITW team for all of their help getting so much accomplished.  Some of the long list of tasks we accomplished are: … [Read more…]

July Uganda Update

Images from over 70 patients have been successfully transmitted from Uganda to McKesson’s pacs server in Vancouver on a regular and stable basis during the month of July. Initial review of the images by radiologists and other ultrasound experts suggests that the images are beautifully diagnostic. We are excited that images are being viewed by … [Read more…]

ITW Pilot Success!!!

“Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.” — Lin Yutang We are very pleased to announce that ITW completed our pilot trip successfully. The ITW team (26 strong, 14 from traveling from the USA) endured weeks of long … [Read more…]

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…]