Global Health

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]
SonoSite in Mosul, Iraq
FUJIFILM SonoSite has donated a point-of-care ultrasound system to CADUS, an independent aid organization supporting the relief effort in Iraq. Dr. Henryk Pich, an anesthetist and emergency clinician at the University of Dresden, and a CADUS volunteer, explained the need...[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...[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]
FUJIFILM SonoSite Donates Portable Ultrasound Systems to Refugee Rescue Organization
FUJIFILM SonoSite has donated two M-Turbo point-of-care ultrasound systems to the non-governmental sea rescue organization Proactiva Open Arms, based in Badalona, Spain, to support efforts in rescuing refugees. Proaativa Open Arms specializes in surveillance and rescue missions of refugee-filled boats...[Read more]
Uncertainty – especially in economics, government, or healthcare - can be hard to handle. Combine a little bit of uncertainty in Washington D.C. and the medical community and you’ll have a window into 2017, a time when the future of...[Read more]
SonoSite mobile ultrasound project
Every day, 800 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. 99% live in rural areas. Many of them could be prevented with proper maternal care including ultrasound imaging during their pregnancy and delivering in a medical clinic...[Read more]