The Impact of Rheumatic Heart Disease on Maternal Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa.

In sub-Saharan Africa, women face a 1 in 39 lifetime risk of dying during pregnancy, compared to the risk in the developed world of 1 in 3,800. New data indicates that in sub-Saharan Africa indirect, non-obstetrical causes account for over a third (34%) of these deaths. In contrast to direct obstetrical deaths, which are steadily … [Read more…]

Imaging The World Africa Listed among top five high impact community based solutions that are improving maternal and child health in Uganda

Imaging the World Africa is pleased to announce it was nominated among the top 5 high impact community-based solutions that are improving maternal and child health in Uganda for the year 2017. This call was made by the Social Innovation in Health Initiative (SIHI-Uganda) which is a network of passionate individuals and institutions combining their … [Read more…]

Dr. Kristen Destigter Discusses the role of Imaging The World Africa in identifying pregnant mothers with Rheumatic Heart Disease and getting them life-saving treatment.

Dr Kristen DeStigter, co-founder of Imaging the World, while speaking at the RHD Stake Holder meeting in Kampala described her organization’s work to integrate point-of-care ultrasound services into rural health centers. She highlighted the potential of telemedicine, describing how patients received a diagnosis from both non-physician health workers on-site, and from a remote expert, also … [Read more…]

Dr Kristen DeStigter named Chair of Radiology at University of Vermont Medical Center

We are pleased and excited to announce, after a national search, the appointment of Kristen DeStigter, M.D., FACR, as Chair of the Department of Radiology at the Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont, and Health Care Service Chief of Radiology at the University of Vermont Medical Center, effective immediately. Dr. DeStigter is … [Read more…]

ITW’s Point-of-Care Ultrasound Program is Helping to Shift Health in Rural Uganda

Kamuli District, Uganda Nawanyago Health Centre III July 19, 2016 The point of care ultrasound program that Imaging the World has brought to Nawanyago Health Centre III is shifting the health of this entire community. Improved antenatal care, safe deliveries and husband involvement to highlight a few. There are fundamental elements to this program that … [Read more…]

ITW Co-Founder, Dr. DeStigter Receives Global Humanitarian Award

Kristen DeStigter, MD, FACR, and Interim Chair of Radiology, University of Vermont has received the Global Humanitarian Award from The American College of Radiology Foundation (ACRF) for her work with Imaging the World, an organization she co-founded that brings the life-saving diagnostic tool of ultrasound to some of the poorest, most rural areas in Africa. … [Read more…]

Imaging the World at UVM’s Global Health Day

Radiology resident Chris Stark, MD presents his poster “Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy in the Resource-Limited Setting: An Initial Experience in Rural Uganda.” Photos of students and residents doing work with Imaging the World in Uganda this past summer. A second poster was also presented at UVM’s Global Health Day. “Educating the Ugandan Village Health Team: The … [Read more…]