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Ultrasound in Global Health Community


Ultrasound in Global Health Community

Given its relatively low cost and portability, ultrasound has the potential to improve health care outcomes in underserved communities around the world. This community connects members with an interest in this important area.

The current officers are Sanjiv Bajaj MD,  Chair, Lori Stolz, MD, Vice Chair, and Cheryl Vance, MA, RT, RDMS, RVT, Secretary. They can be reached via e-mail at

Members: 105
Latest Activity: on Sunday

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Discussion Forum

Clinical Ultrasound in Tropical Infectious Diseases

"Clinical Ultrasound in Tropical Infectious Diseases" will be offered in East Africa  (Mwanza,Tanzania), September 4-8, 2017. It is the first time this course is being opened up to outside participants.  Dr Daniel Kaminstein and Dr W. Ted Kuhn have been teaching the course for 7 years in East Africa  through the London School of Tropical Medicine but the course was closed to everyone except those in the diploma or masters of tropical medicine course in London.  The course is patterned after…Continue

Started by AIUM Apr 28, 2017.

Opportunity for physician to work one week in Guyana

The Ministry of Health in Guyana has asked for obstetric and gynecologic sonography training during one of the following tentative 7-8 day periods: May 13-21, 2017 and May 27 – June 3, 2017.The target audience is OB/GYN (mostly physicians). The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is looking for 1 volunteer physician who can scan and is able to work in a humble environment for 8-10 hours in elevated temperatures.  He or she will be traveling with 2 sonographers, so a team member who respects…Continue

Started by AIUM Apr 14, 2017.

Seeking an Ultrasound Tech Curriculum for use in Kenya

Dear Friends,My organization, IntraHealth, is a global non-profit that specializes in training health workers.  We have been asked to train ultrasound techs in Kenya.  There is a real shortage of ultrasound techs throughout Africa and it is severely limiting access to ultrasonography.  There currently is no national curricula for ultrasound techs in Kenya and we haven’t been able to access an ultrasound tech curriculum.  We are looking for a complete curriculum in English for pre-service…Continue

Tags: techs, curricula, Africa

Started by Dr. Kate Tulenko Dec 6, 2016.

Teaching Ultrasound in Chile 1 Reply

Read about Prof Charlotte Henningsen’s experiences in Chile, from lecturing with synchronous translation to meeting the country’s first sonographer, on The Scan---the AIUM’s official blog. Why not share your international ultrasound experiences? Find out how easy it is to post on the AIUM’s blog.Continue

Started by AIUM. Last reply by Ximena Wortsman Sep 26, 2016.

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Comment by Megan Leo on June 1, 2016 at 3:31pm
For those who may be interested...hosted by our past chair Dr. Sachita Shah:

Undifferentiated Dyspnea in Resource-Limited Settings: A Cardio-Pulmonary Ultrasound Protocol

June 21, 2016 - 11:00 am PDT
Dr. Sachita Shah, Associate Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle WA will discuss the use of a novel cardiopulmonary ultrasound protocol for use in patients presenting with undifferentiated dyspnea in resource-limited settings. The webinar will provide information on prevalent causes of dyspnea with comparison of low/middle and high income countries, and how ultrasound can be used to improve diagnostic capacity at the bedside. We will review a complete differential diagnosis, scanning pattern and the sonographic appearance of specific disease processes including tuberculous pericarditis, acute decompensated heart failure, effusions, and pneumonia including pulmonary TB. We will conclude with discussion of potential pitfalls in relying on assumptions regarding sensitivity of ultrasound derived from studies in high-income countries.
Comment by Megan Leo on May 24, 2016 at 12:59pm

On behalf of AIUM member Dr. Ted Kuhn, I wanted to pass along some info on a really interesting ultrasound course being held Jan 22-27, 2017 in Lima, Peru.  The “Ultrasound in Tropical Infectious Diseases” course will be held in cooperation with the Tropical Infectious Disease Unit at Cayetano in Lima.

There will also be another course in Tanzania in May 2017 but the brochure is not yet ready.  Stay tuned!

If you want a brochure with the course info and curriculum you can email me ( and I'll send you more course details!

Comment by Megan Leo on March 14, 2016 at 10:33am

The Ultrasound in Global Health interest group has an exciting line up of didactics for this Saturday at the AIUM annual convention in NYC. We hope to see you there!

Also, please attend the Communities of Practice meeting after the lectures on Saturday at 4pm. In addition to hearing your suggestions for this coming year, we have several member presentations covering updates on their ultrasound in global health projects.

Saturday, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Moderated by Dr. Sanjiv Baja
Interesting Ultrasound Cases From Resource-Limited Settings

Saturday, 1:30 pm–3:30 pm
Moderated by Dr. Megan Leo
Ultrasound in Global Health Lecture Series: Bringing Ultrasound to the World

1. Successes and failures of training clinicians and nonclinicians in the diagnosis of cardiac pathology by portable ultrasound across continents―David Adams, RCS, RDCS, FASE

2. Introducing Ultrasonography into a Low-Resource Setting: Tales from the OBGYN Front Line―Lynn Coppola, MD

3. How to navigate the international IRB: Logistics of doing research in resource-limited countries―Trish Henwood, MD

Saturday, 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
Moderated by Dr. Megan Leo
Ultrasound in Global Health Communities of Practice meeting

Comment by Megan Leo on February 26, 2016 at 2:00pm

We would like to highlight all the hard work our members are doing again during the Ultrasound in Global Health Interest Group meeting at AIUM in NYC (Saturday March 19th at 4pm) by allowing a few of you to present your current international ultrasound project.

If anyone would like to give a 5-10 minute presentation on the work they have been doing, please email me at

We would love to hear about your project!  It also makes the business meeting a little more interesting.  Thank you!

Comment by Megan Leo on February 12, 2016 at 10:49am
The Ultrasound in Global Health Interest Group is hosting a 
Just Images didactic on 
Saturday, March 19, from 11:00 am-12:00 pm, during the AIUM's 2016 Annual Convention at the New York Hilton Midtown 
We are currently selecting interesting case images to include in this didactic presentation. Please contact us if you have any interesting images you would be willing to share.  We can indicate your name on the slide to give you acknowledgement for donating the case!
If you have a case you would be willing to share, 
please e-mail it to:
Vice Chair Sanjiv Bajaj, MD, at

Thank you so much for your help!  See you in NYC!  
Megan Leo, MD
Chair, Ultrasound in Global Health Interest Group
Comment by AIUM on February 3, 2016 at 3:46pm

The Committee and Community meeting schedule has now been posted for the 2016 AIUM Annual Convention.

Check it out here.

Comment by Alicia Martin-Hirsel, MD, RDMS on January 11, 2016 at 4:48pm

Hello everyone,

I want to share with all of you my free book Ectopic Pregnancy: Old and New Data...  published in iBooks. It is for Mac users, specially for iPads. I've used many of my cases from the last 15 years. I hope you like it.!

Comment by Megan Leo on June 1, 2015 at 5:21pm

I thought this may be of interest to the group:


February 2-6, 2016 
Division of Infectious and Tropical Diseases (Head: Prof. G. Filice)
Unit of Ultrasound in Infectious Diseases (Head: Prof.C.Filice)
San Matteo Hospital Foundation 
University of Pavia
WHO Collaborating Centre for Clinical Management of Cystic Echinococcosis
Course Director: Enrico Brunetti, MD 
Course Venue: Collegio Del Maino - Via Luino, 4 - Pavia (Italy)
Ms Silvia Bensi
Administrative Secretariat

Comment by Megan Leo on May 29, 2015 at 2:34pm

Hein Lambert presents on the FASH ultrasound exam for HIV/TB through

Comment by AIUM on May 8, 2015 at 3:34pm

The Ultrasound in Global Health Interest Group, which focuses on the potential that ultrasound has to improve healthcare outcomes in underserved communities around the world, is seeking nominations for a secretary:



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