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.
Some of ITW team members traveled to AMG Bugongi Clinic in Bushenyi District for Women’s Health Day on Sunday, February 23rd.
From February 23, 2014 Tonight I was a guest speaker on a radio spot for Radio West in Mbarara, Uganda, serving Western Uganda. There were over 10 million listeners – a very effective means of community outreach! The message: early detection saves lives!
Members of the ITW Africa team flew to Malawi to complete site assessments in Mangochi and Salima districts, as well as some necessary administrative tasks. Malawi is one of those places that invokes a dichotomy of emotions – hope and fear. It is both strikingly beautiful and one of the poorest places on earth. We were … [Read more…]
Just when the Kamuli road was improved, another option presented – a new ferry opened up that shaves off some time getting to and fro between Kampala and Kamuli. Cheers to the Uganda for improving accessibility!!!
I visited our first pilot site at Nawanyago, now running the ITW program in a financially sustainable fashion. With ultrasound services on site, utilization continues to improve following completion of the study (see PLOS ONE publication) with record numbers of ANC’s and deliveries. Last month, six women were transferred for c-section for complications based on … [Read more…]
February 18th, 2014 Today the ITW Africa team met with the Ugandan Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda. In attendance were: the State Minister of Health for Primary Health Care, Hon. Sarah Opendi , the Commisioner of Clinical Services, Dr. Amandua Jacinto, and the Assistant Commisioner for Integrated Curative Services, Dr. Jackson Amone. We … [Read more…]
Last week the ITWA team visited a government facility in Mubende District, and one of the potential new sites identified by Imaging the World for ultrasound program implementation. Below are some great photos taken during that trip.
Imaging the World (ITW) is helping to make progress toward the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goal 5 – to improve maternal health. By providing their low-cost antenatal ultrasound program to a rural clinic in Uganda, ITW was able to show a significant increase in the number of women attending antenatal visits and having deliveries with … [Read more…]
Thank you ITW for the opportunity you have given me to say something on breast lumps. I am Sr Angela working at the health centre deep in the village of Nawanyago in Kamuli district. Its a blessing that ITW came to our rescue, many women come for checkup every week what wasn’t there before and … [Read more…]