"The dream has come true!"
"The dream has come true", so said James Segawa, Managing Director of Philips Medical Equipment in Kampala, to Dr. Kristen DeStigter. “I remember when you told me about your idea to bring portable ultrasound to remote villages in Uganda, and I was skeptical. And here we are,” he said enthusiastically, as he and his staff unpacked four state-of-the art Philips ultrasound machines sent from Europe as part of a research project between Philips Health Care and Imaging the World. Harriet Nabadda, Customer Support Engineer, will escort the machines on their trek to Bwindi in Western Uganda with the latest ITW volunteer team, bringing the telemedicine, training and technology model to four more clinics in rural Uganda. -Monica Parikh