Following Dr. Jonathan “Jono” Henry's time in Vanuatu after he was asked by the Vanuatu Ministry of Health to assist with emergency services in their country, Jono approached EMUGs to further support his work in Vanuatu. Read Sonosite's blog about Jono's work in Vanuatu

Thanks to the generosity of our partners AIU and Istih, in addition to our annual scholarship in 2020, we're also able to bring 1 Emergency Physician from Vanuatu over to The Gold Coast to train at AIU.


EMUGs Outreach fund has been established to raise funds to support initiatives that align with our program objectives

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A group of emergency physicians funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade have been actively building the capability of emergency care in Tonga for several years.

As a result of their efforts ultrasound is now a core part of emergency care in Tonga.

The current barriers to improved ultrasound utility in Tonga are access to up to date equipment. Through our Give A Little Campaign, EMUGs was able to raise money to send a much needed probe to Tonga.

Sonosite were able to provide an ex demo model making it more affordable and Culpan Medical generously donated 3 x boxes of transducer covers for use with the Sonosite equipment.

This will be an excellent addition to the small but growing capacity to provide point of care ultrasound in the critical care setting in Tonga.

Access the fund

If you have an Outreach initiative that you would like EMUGs support for by way of funding, access to our volunteer pool or as a collaboration, apply below.


If you are interested in volunteering on an Outreach initiative, email us and we will add you to our volunteer pool to be notified when opportunities and needs arise.

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EMUGs Outreach Program is a cluster of initiatives that support clinicians in our neighbouring Pacific Nations and rural, remote and indiginous communities in Australia and New Zealand to access support to integrate high quality point of care ultrasound into their clinical practice.

Outreach Program

Taking POCUS Places

Outreach Fund


POCUS for Emergency & Acute care in Resource-Limited Settings

PEARLS is a not-for-profit project, aiming to spread the use of clinician-performed ultrasound in the developing world. Over a 3-day course, learners are trained in the use of handheld ultrasound devices, which connect to a smartphone or tablet. The course syllabus emphasises identification of urgent pathology which can be managed within the local health system. Support continues post-course, with learners uploading images to a cloud platform, and instructors providing educational feedback. With an instructor faculty based in Australasia, our initial focus is on our neighbours in the Pacific, beginning with the inaugural course in Vanuatu in 2022.

Developing Nations Free Education

Clinicians who live and work in a developing nation have free access to our annual education subscription and online events and courses. Email to register and apply.

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