Ultrasound scan study

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Detection of pregnancy complications and determinants of service attendance using outreach obstetric ultrasound in Eastern Uganda

With support from Grand Challenges Canada, we conducted a pilot to determine the prevalence of pregnancy risk factors detected by ultrasound scanning, and the determinants of attendance at outreach obstetric ultrasound examination services in one district in Eastern Uganda.

Conducted in Bukooma Sub County in Luuka District of Eastern Uganda, the pilot employed a cross-sectional study design conducted in the period 2014-2015. The district had a population of about 40,000 of which 5% of women between 15 – 49 years were estimated to be pregnant.

Lessons from the study can be found here.