This week, Imaging The World trainer Gail Gheritti is in Nawanyago doing further training with Sr. Angela Njeri and to also appraise  Sr Kristen Barongo on her progress in regards to training to do basic ultra sound interpretation. Having more than one trained personnel at the facility ensures continuity of the service when one of … [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…]

A Visit to ITW’s Pilot site: Nawanyago

Nawanyago, Kamuli District, Uganda- population: 23,000 Our first stop is the pilot site, Nawanyago HCIII where the ITW program initially took root. The program was started in 2009 and since then has grown by leaps and bounds. At Nawanyago, we met with Sister Angela, the heart and soul of the clinic. Sister Angela is a … [Read more…]

Baby Clothes for Nawanyago

Before I left for Uganda, I was told a family friend about my trip with ITW. She was really interested and while I was watching her one-year-old twins we brainstormed ideas of what I could bring along to donate. I explained that I would be giving surveys to OB patients. My friend thought baby clothes … [Read more…]