January 29, 2015 — Fujifilm SonoSite, Inc. and The Floating Doctors, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting improvements in healthcare delivery worldwide, announced the release of the first video in a series titled “Bridging the Gap.” The six-part video series will educate the public about the impacts of hand-carried ultrasound equipment in remote locations.
“Point-of-care ultrasound has also found its way into remote corners of the world where funds, facilities and space are limited,” said Ellen Clements, global health and education manager of Fujifilm SonoSite Inc. “Fujifilm SonoSite is proud to be working with Floating Doctors as they bring vital healthcare to remote communities and we are excited to be able to capture the stories of those impacted by the care Benjamin LaBrot and others are providing.'"
Floating Doctors are using open boats to get to remote coastal communities separated from modern healthcare. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 60 percent of the world’s population has no access to diagnostic medical imaging.
Since 2005, Fujifilm has supported humanitarian efforts in developing countries by providing high-quality ultrasound equipment through loans or special pricing to qualified nonprofit organizations through its SoundCaring and other Global Health programs.
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