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Advances in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology 11-12 May 2018
It was a dream-come-true to host the first ever ISUOG-Approved

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Advances in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology 11-12 May 2018
SANA’s Commences its Final Ultrasound Course for Midwives at Aboujaoude Hospital 17 May 2018
SANA commenced its final ultrasound course for 8 midwives at

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SANA’s Commences its Final Ultrasound Course for Midwives at Aboujaoude Hospital 17 May 2018
SANA On its Last Trip to Dahieh 24 April 2018
SANA’s team returned to Dahieh today for the last medical/educational

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SANA On its Last Trip to Dahieh 24 April 2018

SANA Particiaptes in ISUOG Outreach Workshop 20 September 2011

SANA recently participated in ISUOG's Outreach Workshop, "Training the Trainers", as part of the 21st World Congress of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. It was a most inspiring workshop that provided us with many ideas and much guidance, and it served as a catalyst to further enhance our determination to fulfilling SANA's mission. For more details on the workshop, please visit:


A Tribute to Sana by Sana's Own...30 September 2011

On the 7th anniversary of the loss of our dear Dr. Sana Elias, her family and SANA Medical NGO are organizingg a piano recital with performances by her own children, niece and nephews:

"A Tribute to Sana by Sana's Own"...


The recital is planned for Friday, September 30 at 6 pm at the University of Balamand Auditorium. Tickets are free of charge and are available by contacting SANA Medical NGO at 71-606380. Donations to SANA Medical NGO are at the discretion of the attendees.


SANA's Outreach Trip to Btourmaz, Dinnieh 19 July 2011

After much planning, Sana’s team made up of Reem S. Abu-Rustum, MD, Katia Fajloun, RN and Noura Kassir Jumaa travelled along peach-tree road to Btourmaz, a remote village in the Dinnieh mountainous area of North Lebanon. Btourmaz has a total of 4000 inhabitants and approximately  6 deliveries a month (72 deliveries a year).


The team had the warmest welcome from Mr. Mahmoud Alsayyid who is in charge of the local health department, Ms. Ghinwa Fareek, the nurse in charge, and 45 local wives and mothers who had gathered in the conference area anxiously awaiting hearing an informative educational presentation given by Reem S. Abu-Rustum, MD on the best guidelines to follow for a safe and healthy pregnancy.

And after the presentation, and with much ado, Reem managed to break away from some 45 women who had encircled her where each and every one of them was bombarding her with a million questions, all fired at the same time, on so many health and pregnancy-related concerns…

Finally, the team arrived to the safe haven of the examination room where nurse Ghinwa stood guard at the door to prevent the untimely entry of those with burning questions, who were not pregnant, but who did succeed in getting their medical problems and concerns addressed as well…


Thee team scanned 16 patients, corrected the dates of 3, informed a supposedly 6 month pregnant lady that she has a non-pregnant uterus which we confirmed by a pregnancy test as well, diagnosed 3 cases of anemia and were shocked at a C-Section rate of 50% in the multiparas seen. Nine of the patients had received 0-2 prenatal care visits this pregnancy.


The most moving patient was a 28 year old on her 4th pregnancy who had lost her last pregnancy due to fetal anomalies and was now at 33 weeks. Supposedly all was well with this pregnancy. Upon scanning here, the team was shocked to find massive fetal ascitis and subsequently provided guidance to her as to the next steps…


Ample calcium and multivitamin supplements were distributed to all patients courtesy of Pfizer Consumer.


SANA’s team made arrangements for a return visit in the next 6-8 weeks with plans for structured training of the health department’s personnel in order to be able to provide better prenatal care to the local mothers.


The hours flew by for both SANA’s team and the waiting patients who were all gratified by the end of the day as they journeyed back home along peach-tree road…