THE AFRICA ECHO PROJECT

The Unmet Need

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Point of care ultrasound (POCUS) is an efficient, inexpensive, safe, and portable ultrasound echocardiography (ECHO) imaging modality that can be particularly useful in resource-limited settings. However, POCUS is still a novelty in most of Africa where its impact on healthcare capacity and diagnosis of diseases could be limitless.

Our Project Approach

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Our approach is to scale the availability and usage of POCUS by supporting ultrasound-training efforts for healthcare providers across Africa one program at a time.   

The training will be conducted by certified sonographers and volunteer physicians over multiple visits with the goal of making it sustainable thereafter by identifying and developing ultrasound champions that will become trainers and leaders in POCUS in-country. All efforts will also be made to donate POCUS devices to satellite hospitals to support sustainable healthcare development goals.

Target Countries

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  • The Gambia (in-scope)
  • Liberia (near scope)
  • Sierra Leone
  • Guinea Conakry
  • Zimbabwe
  • Ethiopia
  • Uganda
  • Guinea Bissau
  • DR Congo