Masindi Kitara Medical Center in Uganda

Edward O'Bryan, MD
Masindi Kitara Medical Center in Uganda

Clinical Setting

Uganda: fully built and equipped medical center serving a population of 500,000. Outpatient center with 2 US machines, 2 inpatient wards (30beds), L&D suite and full OR. Sees about 1800 patients a months and is augmented by 4 short-term volunteer teams a year to rural surrounding populations. Population is poor, underserved, with a myriad of medical issues from pregnancy complications to tropical diseases. Secondary site (see map for more details) Nicaragua: 2 clinic sites (1 in El Viejo, 1 in Sebaco). Have one US machine in El Viejo and one on order for Sebaco. These clinics are primarily outpatient and focus on DM/HTN/Kidney disease, chronic diseases, heart disease, general medicine, public health, etc. Underserved poor population. Burundi - construction on our clinic there begins this year and will feature US as well

The Ultrasound Program

2 machines in Uganda, one coming with new USAID grant The machines are the primary imaging modalities.

Maintenance of Training and Quality Assurance

US-trained ECHO technicians, Cardiologists, OB/GYN, and ED Ultrasound trained physicians travel to our locations to train our practitioners. We also provide US CME and in-country training as well as QI review on cases.

Supplies Needed

We would love to have a unit for our remote outreaches as well as a new unit for Nicaragua. Further training is also always a high-priority.

Is your site a host site willing to take ultrasound learners from other locations and train them?


Does this site accept volunteers?


Ongoing Research

USAID Imaging Grant implementation starting this year will include data collection and various research initiatives and the construction of an imaging center specifically for Ultrasound and radiography.

Is this site affiliated with an organization (NGO)?

Organization Details:
Palmetto Medical Initiative
1064 Gardner Rd, Suite 307, Charleston, SC 29407
Tyler McCoy;