Peri-FACTS is International
Over the past 21 years, Peri-FACTS has evolved from faxing educational materials to two small local community hospitals to a program with respected international presence. We have subscribers in Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Madagascar, and the program continues to grow each year.
OBS-GYNE Conference, Dubai, UAE - April 2013
In April 2013, Dr. Woods spoke at the annual OBS-GYNE Exhibition and Congress in Dubai, UAE March 31 - April 2, 2013. Peri-FACTS had a booth in the exhibition, where we enjoyed speaking to OB/GYN health care providers from the Middle East.
Welcome sign at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Our (new!) booth, waiting for the conference to begin.
Nurse Practitioner Kathy Flynn talking about Peri-FACTS with nurses from Dubai.
Journey to Mbarara - March 2011
In March 2011, Dr. Woods joined colleagues from UCLA and the not-for-profit, Medicine for Humanity, to journey to Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Mbarara, Uganda, to help develop on site and global long-distance learning in obstetrics and gynecology. The video and photos below help chronicle his trip.
In March 2011 I joined colleagues from UCLA and the not-for-profit, Medicine for Humanity, to journey to Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) in Mbarara, Uganda, to help develop on site and global long-distance learning in obstetrics and gynecology. My motivation was to create web-based obstetric learning centers in Uganda for Peri-FACTS, and to demonstrate how Peri-FACTS might provide sustainable obstetric education for the faculty, nurses and residents. I hope you enjoy this video chronicling my trip. -Dr. James Woods
At the University Hospital there are more than 7,000 babies delivered each year, with 75% of deliveries performed by 16 midwives.
Dr. Woods helps instruct a group of medical students in the University simulation skills lab where, with a mannequin, they reviewed shoulder dystocia, breech delivery, and also observed one instructor using a beef heart as a simulated uterus to demonstrate how to perform and repair a transverse uterine incision.
"I love Peri-FACTS!"
Mugyenyi Godfrey, MD, Lecturer, Mbarara University, Uganda