Students at UNSB are issued with iPads loaded with most up todate textbooks and research articles. Imaging the World is coordinating with The University of Vermont Medical Group to share lectures via e-learning

including video conferencing.

Dr. Kristen DeStigter, professor of radiology, president and

co-founder of Imaging the World, led the team. “Four years ago I found here in a remote part of the world, a best-practice

hospital.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are three aspects to what makes a successful medical

practice: accessibility, affordability, and high quality. Two out of three is not good enough”,Dr. DeStigter said while showing the guests, nursing school students and staff the new ultrasound scanner.

Ultra sound training program for nurses has been launched at  Uganda Nursing School Bwindi (UNSB) commencing February 2015. This program is implemented in partnership with University of Vermont, USA, through Imaging the World (ITW) charitable

organization and is the first of its kind in the region. What does this mean for pregnant mothers and their babies in a place like Bwindi?

 

Let us take a step back and look at the medical care situation in Uganda;

Eighty percent of all healthcare workers are located in the urban areas of Uganda.

· Only 16.4% of the population lives in urban areas.

· In Uganda, 438 mothers out of 100,000 lose their life at birth.

Bwindi Community Hospital and the Uganda Nursing School, Bwindi have a special mission to provide accessible quality health care to this hard-to reach and poor area

as well as graduating

top-notch nurses to meet healthcare needs in other underserved areas of the country.

 

UNSB tops the

 Region

 

Uganda Nursing

School- Bwindi, UCU affiliate emerged the best with 100% success rate in the

recently released

promotional

national exams.

 

Mrs. Jane Anyango Nkalubo attributes this to the clear vision the school has coupled with hard work by the students and their teachers. Partnerships with other organizations as ITW, University of San Francisco, and Stanford University can only take the school agenda to greater heights. And now with ultrasound technology and the training included, nurses will be able to

detect pregnancy problems

early for timely

Intervention.

 

Ultrasound Training Program Launched at UNSB!

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Bwindi Community Hospital

February  2015

VOLUME 2 ISSUE 16

Bwambale John, demonstrates to guests how the donated portable ultra sound machine works at the launch.