Global Health

SonoSite blog: Doctors Without Borders in Sudan
Dr. Achai Bulabek is a clinical officer with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) . At age 28, she is currently serving a region between Sudan and South Sudan (her native country). Her hospital recently adopted a point-of-care ultrasound system (POCUS) that...[Read more]
SonoSite in Mosul, Iraq
Mosul, one of Iraq’s largest cities, is slowly rebuilding its healthcare infrastructure after years of war. Dr. Henryk Pich is doing his part to help. As a young man, Dr. Henryk Pich spent time travelling in the Middle East. Not...[Read more]
To celebrate 20 years of helping clinicians bring ultrasound to the point of care , SonoSite partnered with Canadian NGO Bridge To Health and Uganda's Kigezi Healthcare Foundation (KIHEFO) to help them train Ugandan medical officers on how to diagnose...[Read more]
According to the World Health Organization, much of the world’s population has no access to ultrasound imaging . From the jungles of Panama to the mountains of Nepal, the clinicians that are a part of our Global Health Program and...[Read more]
SonoSite blog: Point-of-care ultrasound in Madagascar
Schistosomiasis, a disease that is common in sub-Saharan Africa, is particularly widespread in Madagascar . The Schistosoma mansoni parasite responsible for the disease is linked to fibrotic changes in the liver which can be detected using point-of-care ultrasound. Dr. Hannah...[Read more]
PANISH NGO CIRUGÍA SOLIDARIA USES M-TURBO IN KENYAN HEALTH MISSION
During the Summer of 2017, a group of healthcare professionals – the majority from the Hospital Clínico Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca (HCUVA) in Murcia, Spain – travelled to Kenya in partnership with the Spanish NGO Cirugía Solidaria . They...[Read more]
SonoSite ultrasound machines in Puerto Rico
Dr. Alfredo Tirado is from Florida Hospital in Orlando, and has been leading an emergency response mission in Puerto Rico to help with Hurricane Maria relief. FUJIFILM SonoSite has contributed four M-Turbos to the medical recovery efforts, and Dr. Tirado...[Read more]
Dr. Thomas Sullivan recently returned from Quang Nam province in Vietnam , where he had volunteered at a series of clinics in late July, with the assistance of ASSORV through the Vietnam Health Clinic group of the University of Washington...[Read more]
Audrey E. Stryker, MD, an Ob/Gyn and partner at Women's Ob-Gyn, P.C., has been traveling to underdeveloped countries with SonoSite ultrasound systems since 2004. As a part of the IWISH Foundation (International Women & Infant Sustainable Healthcare), she and her...[Read more]
SonoSite handheld ultrasound for global health missions
Dr. Russell Engevik is an emergency room physician from California who volunteers with Lighthouse Medical Missions . He recently sent a video showing us how he utilizes a borrowed SonoSite iViz while working with patients in the hospital in the...[Read more]