ISUOG, in partnership with the ASUM has supported and launched an Outreach program in Port Moresby, PNG which aimed to teach basic training ultrasound in OB/GYN to midwives.
With current Maternal Mortality Rating (MMR) statistics showing that women have a 1 in 20 chance of dying during pregnancy, Papua New Guinea (PNG) has the highest rates of maternal mortality in the Asia-Pacific region. Following the end of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) last year, PNG remained consistent in its rising levels with little improvement.
ISUOG, in partnership with the Australasian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM) has supported and launched an Outreach program in Port Moresby, PNG which aimed to teach basic training ultrasound in OB/GYN to midwives. These midwives will support the provision of competent ultrasound and encourage the women of the communities to have regular scans to monitor both their health and that of the baby. Read more about the journey from our own volunteers on our Outreach blog.
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
University of Port Moresby
23-27 October 2016 (read more)
The Australian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM)
The Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine is an Australasian society whose mission is to advance the clinical practice of medical ultrasound for the highest standards of patient care. The purpose of ASUM is to promote the highest possible standards of medical ultrasound practice in Australia and New Zealand. ASUM was a proud partner of ISUOG during its 23rd World Congress in Sydney and is very grateful to be collaborating with them in this new Outreach venture.