Mongolia Day 3: building partnerships and making friends

Training continues in Mongolia at the National Maternity Hospital in Ulaan Baatar. The trainees taking part this year have come from all over Mongolia and represent a wide range of regional health centres located across the country.

Outreach volunteer Dr. David Berck with a team of trainees

Outreach volunteer Dr. David Berck with a team of trainees

A key aim of all ISUOG Outreach projects is to build long term relationships with the trainees and partner sites so there can be continuous communication and feedback provided even between training trips.

The full team of volunteers (from left to right): Prof. Kwang Jun Kim, Dr. David Berck, Prof. Ja Young Kwon, Prof. Moon Young Kim, and Dr. Philippe Jeanty

The full team of volunteers (from left to right): Prof. Kwang Jun Kim, Dr. David Berck, Prof. Ja Young Kwon, Prof. Moon Young Kim, and Dr. Philippe Jeanty

The volunteer team have also been spending time getting to know the Mongolian culture better, including visiting local sights and trying their hand at Mongolian hobbies!

Dr. Philippe Jeanty shows off his skills!

Dr. Philippe Jeanty shows off his skills!

Back at the hospital the trainees have experienced first hand some of the challenging cases that arise when working in obstetrics and gynecology. Patients so far have included monochorionic twins with preeclampsia and weight discordance, severe hydronephrosis, threatened preterm labour, and a variety of gynecological pathology.

Check back tomorrow for more updates!

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