Local Ghana Trainer Osei Bonsu explaining a lecture to the trainees
As the year comes close to an end, so does ISUOG’s Outreach Program in Ghana as the team heads over to Kumasi this weekend for the last of six trips made to the Ashanti region over the years since 2011. Led by Dr. Anthony Johnson (Chair of the Outreach Committee), the trainers (Dr. Theodora Pepera-Hibbert of Ghana/UK and Dr. Janet Horenstein of the United States) will be passing over the baton to the key trainees who have now been identified as local trainers to train a new batch of trainees from all over the Ashanti region. Both ISUOG’s International Development Coordinator, Gesu Antonio Baez, and GE Healthcare’s Tammy Anderson will also be in Ghana to support this last effort in Kumasi in partnership with Kumasi Metro Health Services and local NGO partner Women’s Health to Wealth. Follow our blog all next week as we share more inspiration from the field. To find out more of what we’ve done in Ghana, visit our website.
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Tagged Africa, Development, Education, Empowerment, International Development, ISUOG Education, Maternal Health, Ultrasound, Ultrasound Training, West Africa
Day Three of the Outreach Program in Sudan had an exciting start! After a lecture on placental assessment by Prof. Hisham Mirghani, the trainees broke off into their teams. Outreach Trainer Yasmin Casmod’s group identified two anomaly scans (one which was oligohydramnios with abnormally large eyes and heart), which had to be immediately consulted over to Dr Sami Mahmoud to oversee and recommend follow up accordingly.
(Attentive trainees, Dr Angela Ranzini explaining fetal anatomy in 2nd and 3rd trimester and Dr Sami Mahmoud explaining a scan; images courtesy of G.A Báez for ISUOG Outreach)
The trainees in Dr Reem Abu-Rustum’s group today were completely enthusiastic on scanning and encouraged her to show them new techniques even beyond the practical session.
(Dr Reem Abu-Rustum explaining Fetal Biometry; image courtesy of G.A Báez for ISUOG Outreach)
Lectures continued the following morning on practical sessions, covering topics such as Fetal Growth, Fetal Anatomy and Amniotic fluid index.
Stay tuned as the ISUOG Outreach program in Sudan continues!
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