Grand Challenges Canada, which is funded by the Government of Canada, today announced 102 new grants of $100,000 each for bold new global health ideas. Of these, 59 grants went to innovators in 13 low- and middle-income nations worldwide to pursue bold new imaginative ideas to tackle health problems in resource-poor countries. Imaging The World … [Read more…]
“Ultrasound Project a Lifesaver for Mothers, Newborns in Uganda” “KAMPALA, Uganda — Without basic ultrasound machines, many of Uganda’s health centers cannot anticipate when a pregnant woman will face complications giving birth, contributing to the country’s high maternal and child mortality rates. According to the United Nations Children’s Fund, for every 1,000 live births, at … [Read more…]
ITW is please to announce the recent appointment of Monica Parikh as the new Executive Director – see Press Release.
Ginger Merry presented “Uganda Breast Project for Earlier Detection of Breast Cancer” at University of California, San Francisco.
ITW Executive Director, Andrea Newton, presented ITW’s work at the 4th Annual ASAP Meeting “Building Sustainable Surgical Systems” on November 11th, in San Diego. The concert was hosted by the UC San Diego School of Medicine and focused on bringing together the many fields that are integral to implementing health systems in low-resource areas.
ITW board member, Roy Peterson, presented an ITW methodology paper “Low-Cost Teleradiology for Rural Ultrasound” at the Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEEE) Global Humanitarian conference in Seattle on October 31st, 2011.
Ginger Merry, a fourth year radiology resident at UCSF, has received the American College of Radiology Goldberg-Reeder Resident Travel Grant to support Ginger’s volunteer work on behalf of ITW in Uganda.
Timely article featured in the New England Journal of Medicine “Health Technologies and Innovation in the Global Health Arena” – read it here.
New York Times article about Maternal Death in Uganda – read it here.