Goal of WFUMB is to “help bring sustainable ultrasound programmes to the underserved areas of the world to improve healthcare through collaboration, communication and education.” WFUMB achieves these Goals through its COEs in the countries the COEs are located in.
The COE WFUMB-Venezuela initiated its activities in 2005 and since this year until 2017, we have had a number of attendees of 3,838 with a mean of 306 – 550 persons in each event. The lectures level have been basic, intermediate and advanced ultrasound with Workshops and Hands-on sessions.
Due to increasing demands for education and training in ultrasonography, World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology [WFUMB] has decided to establish ‘WFUMB Center of Excellence’ at different continents. Accordingly First “WFUMB Center of Excellence” was established in Dhaka in 2004. On 24 February 2004 an agreement was signed between the Bangladesh Society of Ultrasonography [BSU] and the WFUMB for this purpose. Prof. Hiroki Watanabe-WFUMB President and Prof. Kanu Bala-BSU President signed the agreement on behalf of WFUMB and BSU.