RAD-AID has numerous programs throughout the world. We welcome you to participate!
RAD-AID India: Lining up to wait for Asha Jyoti mobile health clinic
RAD-AID Asia: RAD-AID has programs in China, Nepal, India, Vietnam, Laos, and Bhutan. The RAD-AID China program provides support for cancer imaging and treatment in Yinchuan. In Nepal, RAD-AID is assisting post-earthquake reconstruction, educational training, and has donated health information technology systems to Nepalese hospitals. RAD-AID conducts outreach for children’s health and pediatric imaging in Bhutan, Laos, and Vietnam. The RAD-AID India program is a mobile women’s health program focusing on breast cancer, osteoporosis, and cervical cancer screening and treatment, reaching approximately 15,000 patients since 2012.
RAD-AID and World Health Organization (WHO): RAD-AID is UN-affiliated since 2015, and has been partnered with WHO Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) since 2011 to improve and implement Radiology-Readiness assessments in Latin America and the Caribbean. Projects with WHO include Guyana, Nicaragua, Haiti, and Jamaica, as well at the policy level for improving global health technologies. Efforts are underway to expand this partnership in Africa and the Geneva headquarters. New programs are now available via our Geneva WHO consultant.
RAD-AID in Women’s Health: RAD-AID has worked with PGIMER Chandigarh since 2010 to implement and scale up Asha Jyoti, a mobile clinic van for osteoporosis, breast cancer and cervical cancer screening for indigent women in Northern India. Over 14,000 marginalized women have been served by this program as of mid-2016. Asha Jyoti consequently was awarded by the Clinton Global Initiative’s “Champions of Action” plenary session for innovation in health care delivery and public private partnership implementation. Recent review of the program was performed mid-2016 with data presented at the yearly RAD-AID Conference. RAD-AID’s women’s health programs interface with many nations such as our outreach efforts in Nicaragua, Cape Verde, South Africa, Haiti, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi, and Ghana, to study/develop the most appropriate screening procedures and treatment methods in low-resource settings.
RAD-AID Africa: RAD-AID works in Ghana for PACS installation and technologist development based on the Radiology-Readiness assessment in 2012. RAD-AID has programs in Kenya, Cape Verde, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Malawi, and the organization supported prior work in Uganda, Liberia, and Rwanda. RAD-AID Chapters are also building extensive service networks in Africa. Country Reports are also available.
RAD-AID Conferences: Annual RAD-AID Conferences host a dialog of presentations from all over the world on international radiology, global health and outreach.
RAD-AID China: Cancer Imaging & Treatment Program
RAD-AID Haiti: RAD-AID is working in Haiti to run educational workshops, assessments, and equipment planning in collaborations with health institutions based in Port-au-Prince, Gonaives, and Caracol (northern Haiti). Ongoing work in Haiti is with Bernard Mevs Hospital, University Hospital (HUEH), 2 hospitals in Gonaives and Caracol, as well as with the World Health Organization Pan American Health Organization (WHO/PAHO). RAD-AID is working with Philips Healthcare to donate 2 CT scanners to Haiti, with installation in 2017, nearly doubling CT capacity for the Haitian health system.
RAD-AID Information Technologies: Digital information technologies are vital for health care quality. RAD-AID is the recent winner of the IBM Health Corps grant for developing advanced information technologies such as cloud-based health data storage. RAD-AID launched the International Imaging Informatics Initiative with Merge Healthcare (now an IBM subsidiary) in 2015 to donate, install and support radiologic imaging platforms (Picture Archiving and Communications Systems). RAD-AID installed and trained local health workers on Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) in Laos, Nepal, Haiti, Ghana, and Nicaragua in 2015. Volunteer in RAD-AID Informatics, PACS and Information Technology Programs. RAD-AID is supporting health data servers at Black Lion Hospital in Ethiopia, and currently conducting IT assessments for assisting Guatemala and Cape Verde.
RAD-AID West Indies
Technologists: RAD-AID seeks technologists for radiology outreach, for multidisciplinary teams heading to the developing world. Funded opportunities are available for ASRT, CAMRT, and SCoR members.
Children’s Health: RAD-AID has initiated radiology programs for MDs and technologists specializing in pediatric imaging. Learn more about available opportunities in pediatric radiology. Ongoing partnership with World Federation of Pediatric Imaging and joint efforts with WHO are underway.
RAD-AID Global Health Textbook: RAD-AID has published a textbook entitled Radiology in Global Health with Springer Media. You can learn to become a global health radiology outreach leader for building your own program. We are now starting the second edition of the textbook, with plans for completion over the next 2 years.
RAD-AID Latin America & Caribbean: RAD-AID has an established program in Nicaragua with ongoing program development with WHO’s Pan American Health Organization. Program development is underway for Guyana (for starting the country’s first radiology residency program) and Guatemala (for cancer imaging and treatment). Outreach for radiology in the Caribbean is underway with workshops and assessments being held in Gran Cayman, Trinidad & Tobago, as well Jamaica.
RAD-AID Learning Center: RAD-AID has built an online learning educational system so that health personnel in the developing world can gain new skills and refresh key knowledge areas for clinical imaging. If you are interested in being an author or instructor on the RAD-AID LMS, please email RAD-AID’s Learning Center Director at [email protected]
RAD-AID Nuclear and Molecular Imaging: For advanced detection of disease and emerging treatments, molecular imaging methods are the long term future of healthcare. RAD-AID is partnered with the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMM) to provide funded opportunities for volunteers to assist project development in Tanzania via the Hyman-Ghesani RAD-AID SNMMI Global Health Scholarship.