Helping those who need it most
Numerous projects are underway to demonstrate the efficacy of ITW’s training methodology, protocols and technology platform, both in Uganda and at the University of Vermont. Although ITW has developed protocols for diagnosing conditions of the gallbladder, liver, thyroid, kidneys, pelvis, long bone and breast, we have designed our initial pilot projects around maternal/fetal health because of the great need in much of the world. ITW has selected Uganda as the pilot site for projects designed to test the impact of the ITW system on maternal/fetal health.
Over the next three years, ITW will expand in Uganda, and into additional regions in sub-Saharan Africa and possibly India and China. The ITW model allows for extensibility because local health-care workers can be quickly and efficiently trained in ultrasound protocols, and the model can work anywhere that cell phone reception is available. There are many more applications of the ITW model: Emergency Medical Services, disaster relief, military deployment, and assistance for other medical relief organizations. The ITW model could also be a solution to providing low cost, quality imaging to remote or under-resourced clinics in the United States.