Improving health in disadvantaged communities by strengthening diagnostic imaging through education & support
Medical imaging tests, such as X-rays and scans, are essential to the correct diagnosis and successful treatment of many diseases. Yet according to WHO data, two thirds of world population lack access to any diagnostic imaging which means that 3.5 - 4.7 billion people in disadvantaged groups within low income populations are denied even the simplest diagnostic imaging, like X-ray or ultrasonography.
Our increasingly digitised and interconnected world has opened up real opportunities to provide sustainable local and remote support to healthcare workers in underserved communities, while technical advances are rapidly reducing the cost of basic equipment.
WWR is an new international NGO run by and for medical imaging experts with a special interest in developing imaging services in limited resource settings. Through education, clinical support and research we aim to assist our partners in strengthening priority medical imaging services.