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.
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…]