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ECUREI has also under taken several community Projects as below:

Since 2005 to date ECUREI has implemented 7 Rural community health projects through the provision of Ultrasound Machines, health worker training in Ultrasound, Repair and maintenance of the hospital equipment.

Projects undertaken by ECUREI

Rural Health related projects:  ECUREI has a major focus in training for rural health.

Institutional Capacity

To date, ECUREI has graduated up to 1771 health workers in diagnostic ultrasound, medical imaging and over 30 in biomedical engineering.  Most of these are from Uganda, but others have come from Kenya, Tanzania, DR Congo, Sudan, Somalia, Zambia, Nigeria, Ghana, India, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. 

Additionally, ECUREI has implemented a number of training projects, these include;

Ontwikkelings Relevante Export Transacties (ORET)

This was a joint project with the Uganda government and Government of the Netherlands. The project was conducted by ECUREI from 2007-2011, in affiliation with Fontys University of the Netherlands. 200 rural health workers mostly midwives from 70 health facilities were trained to perform obstetrical ultrasound and redeployed back into their health facilities. ORET program was under the Dutch ministry of Foreign Affairs, which supports sustainable investment programs in infrastructure in Developing countries

Portable Maternal Ultrasound Project (PMU).

Together with University of Washington, ECUREI piloted the training of midwives from Health Centre 3 to a certificate level in obstetrical ultrasound, with the aim of promoting integration of obstetrical ultrasound into goal-oriented antenatal care. Since 2007 ECUREI has been conducting a 3-year training program for Biomedical Engineering Technicians, the first such formal training program in the country as of 2010. Between 2010 and 2011, ECUREI, in partnership with the University of Washington (Department of Radiology), with Support from General Electric (GE) undertook the Portable Maternal Ultrasound Initiative, in Isingiro District (Western Uganda) with the aim of reducing maternal mortality through training of midwives in limited obstetrical ultrasound, equipping health centers with ultrasound machines and redeploying the midwives who could now incorporate ultrasound into routine antenatal care. Twenty-one (21) Midwives were trained.

Midwives Antenatal Ultrasound Project (MAUP).

Since 2011, STRIDES for Family Health contracted ECUREI to implement The Midwives’ Antenatal Ultrasound Project (MAUP). MAUP focused on improving reproductive health indicators and lowering maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality through the use of solar powered portable ultrasound technology. This project was implemented in Mpigi district and aimed at harnessing advances in ultrasound technology to enhance the clinical skills of rural midwives, build demand for reproductive health services at health centers, strengthen the linkage between the community and health facility, and expand access to Reproductive Health (RH) and Child Survival (CS) services. A total 34 midwives from 12 health centers were trained. This innovation stepped up the first antenatal attendance from 17% to 87%. An extension to this project was awarded and with the help of USAID grant, through the STRIDES for Family Health Project, ECUREI scaled up the Project and embarked on a wider District coverage through the same project to include the Districts of Mityana, Kaliro, Kamuli, Kayunga, Mayuge, Kumi, Kalangala, Kasese, Kyenjojo, Kamwenge, Sembabule and Luwero. In this project, ECUREI installed 112 portable solar powered ultrasound machines in 112 health facilities and trained 141 midwives in limited obstetric ultrasound scanning and equipment maintenance

STRIDES ECUREI Medical Equipment Project (STEEP)

It was implemented for one year in Mpigi and Luwero Districts between November 2011 and October 2012 with the aim of increasing access to Reproductive Health, Family Planning and child survival services by addressing the challenge of non-functional medical equipment in selected public and private health facilities. Medical equipments were. ECUREI’s Biomedical Engineering division promoted efficient use, care and maintenance of medical equipment of selected 128 Government and private Health facilities in the country. Approximately 90% of the equipment that was lying idle in the health centres was repaired, serviced and their functionality was fully restored and users were trained in preventive maintenance.

Rad Impact and Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB)

Between 2016 and 2018, ECUREI and Rad Impact partnered to train midwives in “Helping Babies Survive project”. In this project ECUREI in partnership with Rad Impact trained a total of 36 Midwives, nurses and clinical officers from 17 UPMB supported Health centres. The training was in Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) and it provides midwives from rural Uganda with an interdisciplinary and interactive way to obtain, expand, and equip them with essential obstetric ultrasound skills, which when routinely used in Antenatal care would influence clinical management and improve outcomes in common high risk conditions during pregnancy. These skills can then be applied within their own professional context, with a variety of obstetrical conditions, extending across many stages of pregnancy in order to save lives.

Uganda Reproductive Maternal and Child Health Services Improvement Project (URMCHIP)

On behalf of Ministry of Health (Uganda), ECUREI was awarded 122 Student scholarships in 2018 to train Government health workers in Diagnostic Ultrasound (65), Medical Radiology (30) and Cold Chain Technology (27). This project supports students pursuing disciplines that are essential to improving skills in Reproductive Maternal, Neonatal, child and Adolescent health services and is funded by World Bank

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