On March 8th, we celebrate International Women's Day by spotlighting ISUOG’s mission to improve women’s health through the advocacy of equitable care.

ISUOG aspires to fulfil this mission by ensuring universal access to ultrasound conducted by competent providers. The realization of this goal hinges on education – educating our patients, healthcare providers, and major stakeholders. Education is the cornerstone of empowerment, paving the way for health equity and, ultimately, gender parity.

ISUOG, supported by its dedicated and diverse board of trustees, staff, volunteers and members, aims to continue advancing initiatives in low-income countries. Our goal is to provide the highest caliber education and facilitate interactive discussions for healthcare professionals using ultrasound worldwide. Over the years, we aspire to address the challenges that significantly contribute to maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality in various parts of the globe.

Dr Reem Abu-Rustum, ISUOG's incoming President elect, and Liona Poon, ISUOG Trustee, discuss ISUOG's unique role in making a significant impact on improving women's health on International Women's Day 2024.

Dr Reem Abu-Rustum sheds light on ISUOG's role in improving women's health on International Women's Day 2024. 

ISUOG Trustee, Reem Abu-Rustum's message on International Women's Day


Dr Liona Poon shares her thoughts on recent innovations in ultrasound and expresses her hopes for ISUOG to establish initiatives that positively impact women’s health.

''I believe that the utilization of point-of-care ultrasound for monitoring labor progress will have a profoundly positive impact on women’s health. This technology can alleviate pain, enhance the labor experience, and reduce the risk of infection.

I firmly believe that our mission to ensure every woman worldwide has access to ultrasound, guaranteeing the competence of every scan provider, and effectively diagnosing obstetric and gynecological conditions to enhance women’s health outcomes is achievable. It is an honor to be part of this mission. Additionally, I aspire to be the voice for women globally, particularly in Asia, advocating for improved healthcare. I hope ISUOG will engage more and develop an international network with patient advocacy groups. The goal is to establish ISUOG-specific patient and public involvement initiatives, raise awareness of inclusivity and equity, and overcome cultural, religious, and language barriers to further positively impact women’s health.

There is indeed increasing awareness and advocacy for women’s health, but I believe this is just the beginning. In terms of promoting inclusivity in women’s health, I hope more can be done, and ISUOG is certainly well-placed to spearhead this effort.''

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