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 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…]

RHD Study Roll Out Continues and Begins at Nawanyago

It has been an incredibly successful week for ITW. We are, for the first time, extending the ITW ultrasound program to include a study that looks for rheumatic heart disease in pregnant women. Earlier in the week we began the roll-out at Kasambya Health Center III in Mubende and now we have traveled to Nawanyago … [Read more…]