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.
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Latest Activity: Aug 2
"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.
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.
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
Started by Dr. Kate Tulenko Dec 6, 2016.
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.