Outreach - Who & How

Saving the Starfish: an overview of WFPI's outreach work March 2016

Saving the starfish: World Federation of Pediatric Imaging (WFPI) development, work to date, and membership feedback on international outreach
Amanda Dehaye, Cicero T. Silva, Kassa Darge, Sanjay P. Prabhu, Savvas Andronikou, Bernard F. Laya, Brian D. Coley, Maria Ines Boechat

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Leader: Cicero Silva

Overview and steering of WFPI outreach work is currently provided by WFPI's Executive Committee (key Council members).

Project leaders:

  • Lao Friends Children's Hospital: Michael Reiter (RAD-AID), Cicero Silva
  • Malawi: teaching and tele-reading support (focus: PoC US), development of future partnership with Imaging the World in Malawi: Savvas Andronikou, Tracy Kilborn
  • Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders: Savvas Andronikou
  • Point of Care Ultrasound - research, teaching: Savvas Andronikou, Tracy Kilborn, Jaishree Naidoo, Ramon Sanchez 
  • Cambodia: Veronica Donoghue, Eva Kis; 
  • West Indies: Ramon Sanchez, Pamela Deaver

Note: crossover with workforce training/Education group, in particular
Ethiopia: Kassa Darge
Haiti: Dorothy Bulas, Jennifer Nicholas, Marthe Munden, Rebecca Stein-Wexler
Mozambique: Ines Boechat, Ricardo Faingold, Caroline Guimaraes

WFPI tele-volunteers: click here


  • Joint Statement was issued by RAD-AID, WHO-PAHO and WFPI in September 2014 for future outreach and education work. Dr. Hansel Otero acts as WFPI's liaison physician for the WFPI-RAD AID interface.
  • Imaging the World and WFPI are moving forward together on PoC ultrasound research and pilot projects - see here.
  • For other organizations involved in lower resource settings and imaging, please click here and here

Travel and teaching tips

Click here for tips from other WFPI teachers and travellers

and check out our educational/teaching resources here


Outreach Leader

Dr. Cicero Silva (Yale School of Medecin/New Haven Hospital, USA), Jan 2014 - present day. Contact




 Prof. Savvas Andronikou (Wits University, Johannesburg, South Africa/Bristol UK), Feb 2012 - Jan 2015