NAWANYAGO CONTINUING EDUCATION

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…]

Efast training at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital.

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 Donates equipment to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital Malawi.

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…]

Professor Kristen Destigter recognized by Uganda Society for Advancement of Radiology and Imaging

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.

The Impact of Rheumatic Heart Disease on Maternal Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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…]

Imaging The World Africa Listed among top five high impact community based solutions that are improving maternal and child health in Uganda

Imaging the World Africa is pleased to announce it was nominated among the top 5 high impact community-based solutions that are improving maternal and child health in Uganda for the year 2017. This call was made by the Social Innovation in Health Initiative (SIHI-Uganda) which is a network of passionate individuals and institutions combining their … [Read more…]

Dr. Kristen Destigter Discusses the role of Imaging The World Africa in identifying pregnant mothers with Rheumatic Heart Disease and getting them life-saving treatment.

Dr Kristen DeStigter, co-founder of Imaging the World, while speaking at the RHD Stake Holder meeting in Kampala described her organization’s work to integrate point-of-care ultrasound services into rural health centers. She highlighted the potential of telemedicine, describing how patients received a diagnosis from both non-physician health workers on-site, and from a remote expert, also … [Read more…]

ITW Co-Founder, Dr. DeStigter Receives Global Humanitarian Award

Kristen DeStigter, MD, FACR, and Interim Chair of Radiology, University of Vermont has received the Global Humanitarian Award from The American College of Radiology Foundation (ACRF) for her work with Imaging the World, an organization she co-founded that brings the life-saving diagnostic tool of ultrasound to some of the poorest, most rural areas in Africa. … [Read more…]