The ISUOG Outreach program provides intensive hands-on training in ultrasound, supported by essential theoretical knowledge, in underserved regions of the world.

Improving obstetric health is a critical step towards the reduction of maternal and perinatal mortality. Maternal mortality related to pregnancy is the leading cause of mortality in women of child-bearing age and perinatal mortality, standing at more than 6 million per year worldwide represents an increasingly high proportion of childhood deaths. Almost all of the maternal and perinatal deaths occur in the developing world.

Introducing ultrasound technology to prenatal care may have a significant impact on improving maternal and perinatal health in the developing world by identifying at-risk pregnancies and directing deliveries to hospital settings. Complications such as ectopic pregnancy, placenta previa, multiple pregnancy, fetal malposition and abnormal fetal growth are known to increase morbidity and mortality and are all simply diagnosed using ultrasound diagnosis.

Given ISUOG is ideally suited to provide the necessary training and support for the introduction of ultrasound services to women’s healthcare, the ISUOG Outreach Program was thus created to carry out with volunteer doctors to promote the education, training and the availability of ultrasound in underserved communities around the world with the goal of enhancing maternal and perinatal health.

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Dec 5, 2018 Outreach

A message from the ISUOG Outreach volunteers on #InternationalVolunteerDay

ISUOG would like to thank all of our Outreach volunteers on #InternationalVolunteerDay – here is what they have to say about volunteering with Outreach!

Nov 27, 2018 Outreach

ISUOG Outreach trainee, Dr Noura Mohammed Abu Elgasim Alfaki

This month ISUOG Outreach returned to Sudan to complete the final trip of Phase I. The program selected 7 trainers who will now go onto train other practitioners across Sudan. One of the selected trainers, Dr Noura, was passionate to begin her training, noting: ‘I will be very happy to teach others and help them to benefit from me’.

Nov 15, 2018 Outreach

ISUOG Outreach has returned to Sudan

The ISUOG Outreach team is back in El Obeid - have you been staying up to date with Phase I Trip III of the Outreach program in Sudan? Follow the ISUOG Outreach blog for the latest news and updates!

Sep 25, 2018 Outreach

ISUOG Outreach Trip II of the Cap Haïtien, Haiti program

Haiti Outreach Trip II began on the 15th September 2018. Lisbet Hanson, Gail Ghiretti, Federico Badano and Stephane Michael began their training with a group of 20 local practitioners. This trip of the Cap Haïtien, Haiti program was very productive: more than 100 patients examined, 15 lectures given, 25 cases reviewed with 22 Trainees and 4 ISUOG Volunteers from around the world participating, including one Haitian doctor that graduated from the St Damien’s Outreach!

Jan 26, 2018 Outreach


ISUOG Outreach's recent program in Oman empowers local doctors on how to use and teach ultrasound in their regions.

Jul 6, 2017 Outreach

Outreach Support Projects

ISUOG Outreach works with local partners around the world to implement programs in OB/GYN ultrasound training that are sustainable and impactful.

Apr 30, 2017 Outreach


ISUOG Outreach partnered with the globally acclaimed Edna Adan Ismail Hospital to bring ultrasound training to Somaliland.

Apr 30, 2017 Outreach


ISUOG Outreach has worked with the Sudanese Government and key stakeholders to bring basic ultrasound in OB/GYN training locally in a sustainable environment.

Get Involved

Make a difference and join the team: volunteer for ISUOG


With over 130 registered volunteers and teams working across four continents, the ISUOG Outreach program depends on the expertise and willingness of its volunteers to offer their time and dedication to help train health professionals around the world and ensure sustainablity and impact locally.


What you can expect from ISUOG Outreach

  • You will be part of a dynamic team comprised of international ISUOG Outreach volunteers as well as partner organisations, NGOs and agencies.
  • Work in diverse and very often massively undersourced regions of the world that need both your help, experitise and time.
  • Become exposed to fascinating cultures, professionals and ways to approach a profession and speciality you love.
  • Mentor a guide trainees from across the world as they hone in on their skills as ultrasound trainers.
  • Grow and develop both personally and professionally. 

If you are interested in participating in an Outreach project, please make sure you have read and agree with the ISUOG Volunteer Policy, download and complete the Volunteer Application Form (below) and email it to  along with a copy of your CV. Be sure to address your email to Ms Terri Harris (International Projects and Outreach Officer). You will then be added to our volunteers database and you will contacted as new projects become open to applications.

Click here for the Outreach Volunteer Application

Read personal accounts of past projects from our volunteers on the ISUOG Outreach Blog .

Please consult our Privacy Policy to understand what we do with your information as an Outreach Volunteer.

Outreach Education Resources

Every country is different and thus every developmental need for each country on improving maternal mortality rates varies. Nonetheless, ISUOG Outreach is proud to share its resources used in a low setting context with others in efforts to dissemenate knowledge that can be useful in promoting both sustainable and positive outcomes to the quality of women's health in the developing world.

ISUOG: Plan your movements and improve your image

ISUOG Ambassador to the Middle East, Dr. Hisham Mirghani describes five to six probe key movements that trainees need to learn in order to successfully operate an ultrasound probe. The second half of this lecture address how to improve the quality of the image. This talk is being offered by Dr. Mirghani freely to ISUOG Outreach. 


Outreach Resources

Humanitarian Response to Zika Virus: Outreach Webinars

View the free webinar in Spanish, Portuguese or English on Zika to provide you with the necessary tools to differentiate between unaffected and affected fetuses.

Outreach eBook

Download the ebook Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology: A Practical Approach - an open access book that presents a comprehensive review of ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology.