In an effort to extend affordable ultrasound services to different parts of the Uganda, the Imaging the World Team this week visited various health centers in Northern Uganda. Referred to as a site survey, the team does an assessment on the impact ultrasound would have at these particular health facilities and if the location has … [Read more…]
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, 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…]
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…]
ITW has submitted a case to Radiopaedia on behalf of the World Federation of Pediatric Imaging for the International Day of Radiology! See the case HERE.
This partnership will enhance key relationships in Uganda and help to expand our mutual local and global community. ITW and UNAA will collaborate to generate industry and government support for the work of ITW in Uganda. “ITW is about creating sustainable solutions, and essential to our mission is generating local involvement and ownership that will … [Read more…]
Last month, Kristen visited Charlotte Public Library to speak about the work ITW is doing in Uganda. Anna Franceschetti, a high school senior at CVU, also shared her experience as a volunteer and high school student traveling to Uganda with ITW. To Read the full feature (pages 3 and 10) please follow the link below … [Read more…]
February 18th, 2014 Today the ITW Africa team met with the Ugandan Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda. In attendance were: the State Minister of Health for Primary Health Care, Hon. Sarah Opendi , the Commisioner of Clinical Services, Dr. Amandua Jacinto, and the Assistant Commisioner for Integrated Curative Services, Dr. Jackson Amone. We … [Read more…]
This week, Imaging the World was highlighted in a US News OpEd piece by Deborah DiSanzo, Executive Vice President and CEO Philips Healthcare. To Read the Article please click the title below: Op/Ed: Hospital of the Future Will Be a Health Delivery Network One expert explains that, to face the future, the health care industry … [Read more…]
Last week the ITWA team visited a government facility in Mubende District, and one of the potential new sites identified by Imaging the World for ultrasound program implementation. Below are some great photos taken during that trip.