Good news; ISUOG will be returning to Mongolia for the second level of its Outreach program from the 2nd to the 6th of September!
The success of last year’s program has allowed Dr. Philippe Jeanty to return to this intriguing nation, nestled in the continent between China and Russia.
ISUOG will be working in partnership with the Korean Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, whose volunteers also took part in the first trip last year, to deliver this second level training. The five day program will include both didactic teaching sessions as well as hands on practical training in the afternoons.
The volunteers will be revisiting the National Centre for Maternal and Child Health, located in the capital Ulaanbaatar, where the first training took place this time last year. Samsung Medison generously donated three MySono U6 systems to the program in 2012, which have since remained in Mongolia and will be used again this year.
The first level of training was a great success for both the trainees, who managed to detect a high-risk placenta accreta in one patient early on in the training, but also for the volunteers, who were able to provide help and support to the local team throughout the week.
Stay tuned to see what this next trip brings and to meet the volunteers and local medics!