Stories

It is sometimes easy to forget how privileged we are to have access to modern conveniences, healthcare technologies and services. Fortunately, at SonoSite, we enjoy supporting many adventurous care providers who share their skills in resource limited countries. One such...[Read more]
Returning to try and save Thomas: A 5 year old boy in the final stages of heart failure in Indonesia. To watch the news video report click here: http://tvnz.co.nz/seven-sharp/he-could-walk-indonesian-child-s-miracle-turnaround-after-kiwi-doctors-intervene-video-6309161 Dr Tom Mulholland is the Senior Medical Officer, Department of Emergency...[Read more]
La Mosquitia has the largest wilderness area in Central America, consisting of mangrove swamps, lagoons, rivers, savannas and tropical rain forests. Manatees, tapirs and jaguars all still thrive here – they have learnt to be circumspect around man, and they...[Read more]
Part 6 of our compelling 6 part series. Listless and sleepy, the three week old baby is making mother anxious. At the follow up clinic it’s low weight is also concerning physicians. Three weeks old and weighing only 2.8 kgs...[Read more]
At SonoSite we are very fortunate to know a large group of doctors and care workers who are invested in global public health. Those rare people that go to remote locations to treat patients and train the local healthcare workers...[Read more]
Here at SonoSite we have a pool of equipment that we loan for global health missions in under-served areas. We were fortunate to be able to support Dr Braehler's recent mission to Honduras. This is what he had to say:...[Read more]
Part 5 of our compelling 6 part series. Maria is pregnant, a few days overdue with her baby in a dangerous, transverse position. Out here in this remote location, when to transport is the most difficult question. Dr. Jordan sees...[Read more]
Part 4 of our compelling 6 part series. Panamanian panteras, or midwives, come together in a remote community to learn how to use hand-carried ultrasound scanners. Guided by a medical student from UCI, and using SonoSite Edge machines, they soon...[Read more]
Part 3 of our compelling 6 part series. In a makeshift clinic at a coastal community in Panama, Mackenzie, one of Floating Doctors young volunteers from Yale checks out a headmaster's kidney problem, her first examination using ultrasound. The ease...[Read more]
Part 2 of our compelling 6 part series. The second video in this extraordinary series shows Gustavino, a frail boy with a fast deteriorating heart condition living high up in the mountains, 5 hour's hard trek from Pueblo Nuevo, Panama...[Read more]