Where We Work
Numerous projects are underway to test and demonstrate the effectiveness of Imaging the World’s training methodology, our protocols, and our technology platform, both in Uganda and at the University of Vermont. Although ITW has also developed protocols for diagnosing other medical conditions, we have designed our initial pilot projects around maternal and fetal health because of the great need in much of the world.
Uganda was selected for our pilot programs because of the high rate of death during childbirth and a general lack of healthcare in rural areas.
Imaging the World is working to make ultrasound services available around the world. We are consulting on ultrasound program implementations with government representatives from Congo, Mozambique, Malawi, and Swaziland and we have pending agreements with the Malawain government on ultrasound programs. Over the next three years, ITW will look at additional regions of sub-Saharan Africa and possibly India and China.
Expansion of services in Africa will be implemented through our affiliated NGO, ITW Africa.
The ITW model allows for extensibility because local healthcare workers can be quickly and efficiently trained in ultrasound protocols, and the model can work anywhere cell phone reception is available.
There are many more applications of the ITW model which we will explore in the future: Emergency Medical Services, disaster relief, military deployment, and assistance for other medical relief organizations. The ITW model may also be a solution for providing low cost, quality imaging to remote or under-resourced clinics in the United States.