Presentation at Vermont Society of Radiologic Technologists: March 2014 Mary Streeter, Director of Education and Training for Imaging the World, was invited to speak in Montpelier, Vermont about ITW and her recent trip to Uganda. This is the second time I have been asked to speak for the VSRT. I described a woman’s journey through … [Read more…]
Date: March 18, 2014 Today we traveled to Kasambya to set up the newest ITW clinic, the first located in a government facility. We were greeted by the local officials from the village. Dr. Kristen, as they call her, explained ITW with translation by Kasambya’s lead technologist and ITW trainee, Hakeem (as seen in picture). … [Read more…]
Mubende District is serving primarily a large rural based population of subsistence farmers. Most pregnant women in the district live very far from a referral hospital where they can get c-section and advanced delivery services if needed. Therefore, this is the perfect location for the ITW program. The goal is to integrate antenatal ultrasound services … [Read more…]
As a newcomer to Uganda and the entire continent of Africa, I must say that my experience here has been incredible. I have enjoyed the food, the people, and the natural beauty all around. I have painted a few pictures of Ugandan mothers and their babies from past ITW trips whose photographs alone inspired me … [Read more…]
This is the first time since our initial training session in Uganda in 2009 that ITW has put ultrasound machines into government facilities. We have been given support by the Ministry of Health to move forward with this program and are delighted to implement the ITW program at Mubende Regional Referral Hospital and Kasambya Health … [Read more…]
Imaging the World is so fortunate to have incredible volunteers that travel with us each year. They dedicate their time and personal resources to help make this program possible. Please read a little about these amazing people. Kristen DeStigter I am so grateful to be inspired and blessed by all of the people in Uganda, … [Read more…]
March 17, 2014 We are at Mubende District Hospital in Uganda. This is ITW’ s first opportunity to train at a government facility, a very exciting step. There are 10 very eager nurse-midwives from 5 different rural clinics that will begin ultrasound scanning for the first time today. They come to learn ultrasound so that … [Read more…]
This stubborn elephant blocked the road to Bwindi for about 15 minutes, clearly wanting to be photographed and with no desire to move. Fortunately a huge lorrie truck driving from Congo came from the other side and he moved right away, confirming the African rule of the road: BIG wins.
A woman cares for her baby who is suffering from malaria in one of the Ugandan clinics. Malaria infection is rampant this time of year, and is particularly dangerous for children and pregnant women.