ISUOG Outreach partners with SANA Medical NGO to support its work in delivering OB/GYN ultrasound to under resourced areas of Lebanon
SANA Medical NGO is an NGO established by ISUOG Ambassador to Outreach in the Middle East, Dr. Reem Abu-Rustum, in co-operation with ISUOG that is dedicated to serving the remote needy areas of Lebanon which have the highest levels of home births and maternal mortality. Since 2011, Outreach's Dr Reem Abu-Rustum has led groups of between 20-30 trainees in various sites throughout Lebanon.
Location: Tripoli, Lebanon
Training dates: 2011 - Ongoing
SANA’s aim is to provide assistance to the patients and caregivers in the from of education and training with the ultimate goal of impacting maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. This is accomplished by ensuring the availability and implementation of basic prenatal screening programs, identifying the high risk groups and planning their care, and through the introduction of obstetrical ultrasound to those communities. SANA provides theoretical, as well as hands-on training to the local caregivers, and upon completion of the training, provides the trainees with ISUOG Certification and the community with ongoing support.