Sponsored by The World Health Organization (WHO), Makerere University, and TDR, Imaging the World Africa was one of five awardees (out of 83 applicants) for the Outstanding Social Innovation in Health Uganda Award in Kampala, Uganda on the 12th of April 2018.
Jenna Morris, MPH, a medical student at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine presented an abstract at the 2018 American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine meeting in New York. She worked with a team from Imaging the World to use ultrasound technology to highlight the risks of teen pregnancy through high school student … [Read more…]
Dr. Anjuli Cherukuri with University of Vermont Radiologists presented an abstract at the 2018 AIUM meeting in New York based on work with Imaging the World. “Shake No Bake: A Homemade Ultrasound Gel Recipe for Low-Resource Settings.”
Dr. Kristen Destigter was the invited Lecturer for the World Federation of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB) at the 2018 American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine(AIUM)conference in New York in March, 2018. She spoke on “Approach to Choosing Ultrasound Hardware for use in Global Health.”
Armed with a new van,The Imaging The World team has traversed the country in the last couple of weeks in a bid to extend affordable ultrasound services throughout the country of Uganda in the most remote areas. Led by co founder Dr. Kristen Destigter the team provided support supervision and continuing education at Health Centers … [Read more…]
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…]
Imaging The World Africa organized training for sonographers at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital in 2017. E-fast training equipped the sonographers with skills to quickly assess a trauma patient. E fast enables the sonographer to determine presence of fluid in the peritoneal cavity. The sonographers were trained in ultrasound guided intravenous access which is a challenge … [Read more…]
Imaging the World is proud to donate modern ultrasound equipment, training and supervisory tele-radiology services to the Mercy James Centre for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care (MJC), a state-of-the-art pediatric surgery and intensive care unit at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Malawi’s commercial capital of Blantyre. Dr. Eric Borgstein, pediatric surgeon and director of MJC was present … [Read more…]
At the 24th annual scientific conference of Uganda Society for Advanced of Radiology and Imaging(USOFARI), Dr. Kristen was presented an award in recognition and commendation for her invaluable efforts and exemplary performance as a guest speaker. Imaging The World Africa was also appreciated for extending Imaging services to rural parts of Uganda.
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…]