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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 Aabdeh with Medecins Sans Frontieres 11 April 2017

SANA’s team returned to Aabdeh today for a medical/educational mission with Medecins Sans Frontieres. Accompanying SANA was Esperance El Awad, MD a 2nd year Ob/Gyn resident at the Lebanese University.

 

The day was packed with patients who ranged in age between 17 and 38 years. A third were on their first pregnancy. SANA carried out full evaluations on the patients and they were all scanned by trainee Esperance under the guidance of SANA’s Reem S. Abu-Rustum. Having worked on SANA’s simulator as well as in the outreach with SANA, Esperance demonstrated much skill and ease in scanning the patients, ascertaining anatomy and confirming placental location.  She redated 25% of the patients seen.

 

MSF’s midwife Zeinab was with SANA’s team and she was instrumental in making all the necessary arrangements for the patients who needed them.

 

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

 

SANA Back at Dar Al Zahra with Medecins Sans Frontieres 28 February 2017

It was another medical/educational mission that SANA carried out today in Abu-Samra with Medecins Sans Frontieres at their locale in Dar Al Zahra’. Accompanying SANA was trainee midwife Rita Barakat.

 

The clinic was very busy with young mothers the majority of whom were on their first pregnancy. Full assessments were carried out on the patients and they were all scanned by trainee Rita under the guidance of SANA’s Reem S. Abu-Rustum. Having spent time on the simulator prior to her first outreach mission, Rita skillfully carried out the 6-Step approach and as a result, redated 28% of the patients seen.

 

There were many high risk patients seen today in need of special care and MSF’s midwife Louiis was instrumental in making all the necessary arrangements for the patients.

 

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

 

SANA’s First Trip to Orange Nassau Governmental Hospital 21 February 2017

SANA carried out its first medical/educational mission today to the Orange Nassau Governmental Hospital in Tripoli. The hospital’s maternity was recently reopened in with a young vibrant staff eager to make a difference in our community.

 

 

This collaboration was the results of the dedicated efforts of midwife Nariman Abbouchi who had heard about SANA and who has been participating in the on going course at the Lebanese University. Her dedication to her patients and to her proper training in ultrasound has made her a most perseverant SANA trainee. Today marked her first live scanning with SANA’s Reem S. Abu-Rustum.

 

 

The team arrived to a packed clinic and was warmly greeted by Dr. Azzam Ouwaida, the medical director at the ONGH. There were many patients, some of whom waited 4 hours to be seen and they were all in their 4th to 8th months of pregnancy. They ranged in age between 19 and 37 years. It was midwife Nariman who carried out the 6-step approach and skillfully identified the biometric planes and obtained measurements on all the fetuses. As a result, 20% of the fetuses were redated today.

 

 

SANA thanks Levant Alie Houses SAL and Mr. Dory Mansour who provided all the supplements today.

 

 

At the end of a most rewarding day, the team headed back home and plans were made for the next visit to the ONGH.