Reaching those in need
To gain perspective, we provided a grant of USD $100,000 to support joint research projects that will offer insight into the impact that ultrasound technology could have on maternal mortality in rural areas.
Additionally, two CX50 portable ultrasound systems along with technical training for those systems were furnished to the Kamuli Mission Hospital. An additional eight ClearVue 350 ultrasound systems (with C5-2 transducers) have been distributed to rural sites throughout Uganda to promote quick and confident diagnoses in rural areas.
This joint project will eventually be scaled to reach 90,000 Ugandans and then will be expanded into three other African countries.
To-date it has shown great promise.
- There has been a statistical significant increase in deliveries performed with skilled healthcare workers and in the number of antenatal visits
- An innovative telemedicine model has eliminated the need for a fully trained sonographer at every site
- Local care relies on healthcare workers and midwives using a three phase educational approach, establishing a “train the trainer” model