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8th Winfocus World Congress (Barcelona, Spain - Oct 20-23, 2012)

                  

WINFOCUS USCME UNITED USCMC Certification UltraSound Life Support UltraSound Monitoring Primary UltraSound

PRIMUS
Primary UltraSound
 
The PRIMUS (Primary Ultrasound) International project is a component of the USPHC (Ultrasound Primary Health Care), within the frame of the USCME and ILCEUS development plans. It aims to make essential cost-effective primary ultrasound available worldwide throughout all the communities leaving in remote and scarce-resource scenarios (2/3 of the human being), consistently to the Primary Health Care concept developed by the Alma Ata Declaration (1976) and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (1990). 

Primary Health Care is essential health care based on practical, scientifically sound and socially acceptable methods and technology made universally accessible to individuals and families in the community through their full participation and at a cost that the community and the country can afford to maintain at every stage of their development in the spirit of self-determination“ [Alma Ata Declaration, 1978].

PRIMARY ULTRASOUND represents an emerging  Appropriate Technology for Primary Health Care development, as acceptable, achievable, sustainable, effective tool in improving community health status, by impacting morbidity and mortality of highly sensitive targets as mothers and children, particularly in poorly developed and scarce-resource scenarios.

In order to contribute to the UN global goal - HEALTH for ALL - WINFOCUS is developing structured pilot projects throughout Brazil, Nicaragua, Honduras, Mozambique, Lesotho, India, defining best technical, clinical and organizational protocols, to incorporated clinical ultrasound into any level of the rural and scarce-resource health care systems.


GLOBAL ULTRASOUND at INFOPOVERTY 2011 
UN Headquarters - NEW YORK CITY (NY, USA)