Detroit Medical Center donates Echocardiography Machine to Shaab Teaching Hospital
Shaab Teaching Hospital is a large tertiary referral center for Cardiac Care and is the main service provider for poor patients in Sudan who need cardiac care. An Echocardiography machine performs ultrasound examinations of the heart to diagnose heart disease; and is considered the cornerstone of modern cardiology practice. Shaab Teaching Hospital currently has 2 Echocardiography machines in good condition. As a result, the hospital has a long waiting list of patients awaiting this basic test.
In September 2014, Detroit Medical Center (DMC) donated an echocardiography machine (Phillips HP 5500) to the Sudanese American Medical Association.
The machine was independently evaluated by an ultrasound expert who reported to SAMA that the Echocardiography machine was in good condition. We kept this machine in SAMA storage, and with the newly acquired OFAC General License, are able ship it to Shaab Teaching Hospital
SAMA Files Application with the Department of Treasury’s Office for Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to obtain authorization to transfer donations to Sudan
Detroit Medical Center Heart Hospital donates a Phillips HP Sonos – Echocardiography Machine ($10,000 value), and purchases an additional phased array probe ($1400)
July 28th 2015
OFAC authorizes SAMA to transfer donations to Sudan for Humanitarian purposes
SAMA successfully raises $6405 to cover the expenses of the additional probe, storage and shipping to Sudan
October 1st 2015
Echocardiography machine arrives in Shaab Hospital
Dr. Salah Mohamed Ibrahim, Director of the National Cardiothoracic Center – Shaab Teaching Hospital stated:
Our institution is the only tertiary referral hospital which has an Accident and Emergency (for cardiac patients) and we have a waiting list for echo from 3 to 4 months.
The hospital performs an average 60-70 studies per day and needs a similar number in the Accident and Emergency Department.
The machine is currently in Shaab Hospital Accident and Emergency performing 20 to 30 studies per day/7 days a week.