Radiology Across Borders
'Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world.'
– Nelson Mandela
The ASA is a major partner of Radiology Across Borders (RAB), collaborating with and supporting all of the RAB project work, includinng training for the ultrasound VITAL projects. We are passionate about outreach work and are committed to making a tangable difference in developing countries globally through education.
Radiology Across Borders believes that if you have the ability to save a life, you have the responsibility to do so, and trains local healthcare staff in developing nations in radiology to detect and treat illnesses which helps save lives.
Not only do we see it as normal to have an ultrasound scan when we are pregnant or feel a breast lump, we also expect the sonographer to be of high standard to detect any problems. Most women in our neighbouring islands do not get access to ultrasound. It's simple: quality ultrasound detects risks to the unborn baby or a woman with breast cancer and decreases mortality.
The ASA joined RAB as a VITAL project partner in 2019 and supported RAB’s trip to Vietnam where six sonographers trained local staff in obstetric and breast ultrasound through lectures and hands on training.
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