n South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Ultrasound services in our rainbow nation - many shades of grey? : editorial

Volume 16, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0038-2329
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Like most things in South Africa, the fields of O&G ultrasound in general, and fetal medicine in particular, are characterised by a typical mix of First- and Third-World services. Although centres of excellence exist in both the private and public health care sectors, the main feature of O&G ultrasound in this country is a surprising inequity in access to high-quality services. This is unfortunately true for both the public and private sectors, albeit for different reasons.

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