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SANA’s Team Returns to Jabal Al Biddawi 28 Nov 2017
2017-11-28
SANA’s team returned Jabal Al Biddawi on a medical and

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SANA’s Team Returns to Jabal Al Biddawi 28 Nov 2017
SANA’s Team in Jabal Al Biddawi 17 Oct 2017
2017-10-17
SANA’s team carried out the first medical and educational mission

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SANA’s Team in Jabal Al Biddawi 17 Oct 2017
SANA’s Team Back at Orange Nassau Governmental Hospital 10 Oct 2017
2017-10-10
SANA’s team returned to Orange Nassau Governmental Hospital in Tripoli

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SANA’s Team Back at Orange Nassau Governmental Hospital 10 Oct 2017

SANA Returns to DAZ with Medecins Sans Frontieres 23 May 2017

SANA returned to Dar Al Zahra’ in Abu-Samra today for a medical/educational mission with Medecins Sans Frontieres. Accompanying SANA was trainee Mariam Al Isber, a 4th year midwifery student at the Lebanese University.

 

The day was particularly busy as it was the last week before the start of the Holy Month of Ramadan. SANA’s team provided comprehensive prenatal care to a multitude of patients ranging in age between 15 and 30 years. In addition, SANA carried out full assessments on the patients and they were all scanned by trainee Mariam under the guidance of SANA’s Reem S. Abu-Rustum in accordance with the 6-Step Approach. This was Mariam’s first experience carrying out scans on patients as she had only worked on the simulator before. She was able to carry out the first 5 steps with ease and progressively improved in the ability to identify key anatomic landmarks. In addition, she could place the calipers perfectly.

 

MSF’s midwife Louiis accompanied SANA’s team and as always, she provided all needed medications and followups for the patients.

 

At the end of another rewarding day, the team headed back home and plans were made for the next visit with MSF…

 

SANA’s Team Back in Aabdeh with Medecins Sans Frontieres 16 May 2017

It was a beautiful sunny day as SANA’s team returned to Aabdeh today for a medical/educational mission with midwifery student at the Lebanese University.

 

It was a busy clinic day with patients who ranged in age between 17 and 39 years. Of those, a fifth were on their first pregnancy. SANA carried out full evaluations on the patients and they were all scanned by trainee Anwar under the guidance of SANA’s Reem S. Abu-Rustum. Anwar had spent several hours working on SANA’s simulator and she demonstrated comfort in scanning the patients, ascertaining anatomy and confirming placental location.  She redated 21% of the patients seen.

 

As always, MSF’s midwife Zeinab was with SANA’s team ensuring a most organized work day. She was also instrumental in making all the necessary arrangements and follow ups for the patients as needed.

 

At the end of another rewarding day, the team headed back home and plans were made for the next visit with MSF…

 

SANA Returns to Kfaribnine 2 May 2017

On an atypical cold rainy Spring day, SANA’s team returned back to Kfaribnine for a  medical/educational mission. Accompanying SANA was Dr. Esperance El Awad, a second year Ob/Gyn resident at the Lebanese University.

 

The day commenced with an educational session where SANA’s Reem S. Abu-Rustum discussed several issues pertaining to reproductive health with the patients. The main focus was what the constituents of a healthy diet in pregnancy are,  how much weight gain is normal and what to avoid.

 

Following the session, SANA’s team carried out full assessments on the patients inclusive of sonographic evaluation. Dr. Esperance skillfully scanned the patients under the guidance of SANA’s Reem S. Abu-Rustum. She displayed comfort and confidence in carrying out 6-step approach. She also was able to obtain all required biometric measurements in the proper planes.

 

Today’s patients ranged in age between 16 to 47 years. Most were in the 2nd to 9th month of pregnancy, 29% were  on their first pregnancy, 21% were on pregnancy 4 or more and 43% had had no prenatal care or a maximum of 1 prenatal visit thus far. SANA redated 36% of the patients seen.

 

SANA wishes to thank Levant Alie Houses SAL and Mr. Dory Mansour for providing all nutritional supplements today.

 

And at the end of another rewarding day, SANA made plans for the next visit to Kfaribnine and the team headed back home…