Introduction to global IR
Access to interventional radiology services is extremely limited in less developed countries. The classic perception of interventional radiology is one of expensive, high-tech procedures. However, even the basic, inexpensive and life-saving procedures are not available to the majority of the world's population due to lack of training and resources. Post-partum haemorrhage and sepsis from infected organs continue to be a major cause of death in the developing world, and access to emergency drainage and embolisation procedures is one part of a multidisciplinary solution.
IR Juniors is committed to working with national and international collaborators to improve both access to IR globally as well as education & training. We encourage medical students to take on electives abroad. If you have an interest in global health, and would like to be involved in our global IR section, please get in touch with us!
Interventional Radiology & Global Health - open letter to the WHO outlining the issues related to global health and interventional radiology: Link: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s42155-020-00195-2
Launching an IR Training Scheme in Tanzania. Link: https://www.jvir.org/article/S1051-0443(19)30687-6/fulltext
Postpartum haemorrhage & IR: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00270-019-02339-x
Rad-AID Medical Student Programme: https://rad-aid.org/programs/medical-students
Rad-AID Interventional Radiology: https://rad-aid.org/programs/interventional-radiology
SIR RFS International Outreach: www.rfs.sirweb.org/professional-development/international-outreach