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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Every woman has the right to quality ultrasound. With your donation, you can support our work.

 

Projects

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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.

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Somaliland

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

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Sudan

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

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Ghana

ISUOG Outreach launched in Ghana back in 2011 and has so far run five successful projects in the city of Kumasi.

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Haiti

ISUOG Outreach first worked in Haiti back in 2008 and has so far run six successful projects in both Port-au-Prince and the Central Plateau region.

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Mongolia

ISUOG has conducted three successful programs in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar, in partnership with UNFPA and KSUOG.

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, NGO's 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 (see below) and email it to outreach@isuog.org  along with a copy of your CV. Be sure to address your email to Mr. Gesu Antonio Baez (International Development Coordinator). You will then be added to our volunteers database and you will contacted as new projects become open to applications.

Click here for Outreach Volunteer Application


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

 

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 (which is popular in the UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Egypt, and Sudan) is being offered by Dr. Mirghani freely to ISUOG Outreach. To view the lecture, click the image above.


 

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.