Global Health Stories

SonoSite ultrasound on Mt. Everest
Dr. Luanne Freer is, to put it mildly, comfortable with being uncomfortable. A trained emergency medicine physician who grew up in the Washington DC area, Dr. Freer serves as medical director of Yellowstone National Park through Medcor Inc. When she’s...[Read more]
SonoSite ultrasound in Papua New Guinea
An advocate for the expansion of the use of point-of-care ultrasound, Dr. Yasmin Endlich is an anesthesiologist who practices medicine in Australia and regularly travels to Papua New Guinea to provide medical training to local physicians . Here, she explains...[Read more]
kerala disaster
During recent floods in the southern Indian province of Kerala , the Kerala Flood Disaster relief team sent by Kasturba Medical College, Manipal borrowed a SonoSite M-Turbo ultrasound machine to assist in assessing and triaging flood victims. The team arrived...[Read more]
SonoSite POCUS Profile
Dr. Ilyas Tugtekin, a consultant anesthetist from Ulm University Medical Center in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, travels to Kumasi, Ghana to help establish an ultrasound training center for doctors all over West Africa. Funded by the Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation – a non-profit...[Read more]
SonoSite POCUS Profile: Dr. Meuser-Herr
Pneumonia is a major cause of childhood mortality and morbidity globally – particularly in resource-poor environments – and diagnosis of pneumonia can be complex . The current gold standard diagnostic technique is a chest X-ray, looking for the presence or...[Read more]
Children in Haiti are Carrying Yellow Water Jugs and Smiling at Camera
The following is a letter from Dr. Samuel Abelson, an emergency medicine physician who lives in Minneapolis. Four years ago, Project Medishare began teaching point-of-care ultrasound to the staff at Hospital Bernard Mevs in Port Au Prince. Through the SonoSite...[Read more]
Dr. Ben LaBrot lectures about patient care at Floating Doctors headquarters in Panama.
Dr Ben LaBrot 2.png by Dr. Ben LaBrot, founder of Floating Doctors Recently, while visiting the US, I went to the emergency room with a family member who was suffering some generalized complaints (chest and abdominal pain). Very soon after...[Read more]
SonoSite: Ultrasound-Guidance for Fistula Surgery in The Gambia
Point-of-care ultrasound is a valuable tool for successful dialysis fistula surgery, allowing pre-operative mapping to find a suitable site and post operative fistula scanning to check for stenosis and adequate blood flow . Anna Jerram, a clinical vascular scientist at...[Read more]