EMUGs supporting our Nepali Ultrasound colleagues in education
EMUGs has a number of ongoing projects including liaison with and support of ultrasound educators in other developing world countries.
Point of care diagnostic and procedural ultrasound has massive potential benefits in these countries with poor access to other radiological modalities in many areas.
As part of the EMUGs Second Sessions on the 10th Sept we organised fundraising for one of Nepal’s leading Ultrasound educators, Dr Gentle Sunder Shrestha, Critical Care Physician, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu. Our aim is to bring Dr Shrestha to Australia to attend an Advanced course in PoCUS so that he can bring that extra skill-set and knowledge back to those who he teaches in Kathmandu and in rural areas.
Dr Shrestha has set up Acute Care Ultrasound Nepal with his colleagues to provide not for profit ultrasound education to teach first line medical personnel throughout the country. ACUN commenced in 2013 and has 20 faculty who provide their time and skills for free for Emergency healthcare staff and those training in ICU, Anaesthetics and Rural Medicine provision.
Our major thanks to sponsors AIU for offering a free place on one of their advanced courses. This is of considerable cost and we are proud to have such generous backing from the AIU.
A few hundred dollars was collected at the EMUGs Second Sessions to fundraise for Dr Shrestha’s travel expenses.
If you would like to donate to this excellent cause please lodge directly to the EMUGs bank account and 100% of the funds will go directly to getting Dr Shrestha to Australia for the course so that he can increase the ultrasound skills that is being filtered through to the key medical personnel in Nepal.
Check out the Nepalese Society of Critical Care Medicine in which Dr Shrestha and Acute Care Ultrasound are part of.
Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Group Sydney – Commonwealth Bank – BSB 06 21 23 – Account no. 1060 1316
Please include your name on bank transfer, and send an email to EMUGSydney@gmail.com and we will send you a receipt of same.
The EMUGs Team