Dr. Kristen DeStigter, a Local radiologist brings ultrasound to Uganda

Posted May 5, 2011 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Charity ~ 3,222 views


Burlington, Vermont | WCAX News | A Vermont doctor is making a difference half a world away. Worldwide a woman dies every minute from complications associated with pregnancy and labor. Dr. Kristen DeStigter is a radiologist at Fletcher Allen and the University of Vermont. She co-founded a nonprofit called “Imaging the World.” The goal is to improve prenatal care in Uganda by providing ultrasound machines and training lay people to use them.

“Technology has advanced in a way so that we’re now able to take small portable ultrasound machines, literally the size of, slightly larger than the size of a cell phone,” said DeStigter.

“They can even be solar powered,” she said.

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