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Stethoscope Project 2006

Doctors in Mongolia are using Russian stethoscopes that are so outdated or in such poor condition that it makes their usage ineffective. In Mongolia, most of the doctors work in state hospitals and earn very little money, often only as much as $150 per month. This makes the purchase of medical equipment next to impossible. The Sound Essence Project is working with physicians in Mongolia to help provide new or used stethoscopes to replace the old or poor quality Russian stethoscopes that they have been using.

We have recently been able to purchase 20 new stethoscopes, and have received two used ones in good working condition. These will be transported to Mongolia in July 2006 and distributed to physicians there. These stethoscopes were purchased with money donated by Washington State Physicians specifically for this cause.

The Sound Essence Project in collaboration with Ministry of Health of Mongolia, Byambaa Batsereedene, M.D., PhD, State Secretary, and Bira Yanjmaa M.D., PhD, presented 20 stethoscopes to pulmonary doctors in Ulaanbaatar August 10, 2006. A beautiful certificate was created by Bira Yanjmaa M.D., PhD, and presented to the doctors by Susan Bradbury and Byambaa Batsereedene. This was a heartwarming experience for all of us.

The doctors in Mongolia are in extreme need of medical supplies. We have pledged to help bring additional medical supplies in the summer of 2007. If a small group of doctors are better equipped this will benefit the people of Ulaanbaatar and the surrounding areas in Mongolia. We also delivered 5 stethoscopes to doctors in Erdenet and the Arkhungai Province with the help of Badmaaniambuuriin Biambasuren. If you are willing to help us better equip the doctors of Mongolia please contact Susan Bradbury at or Darcy Walters at


Dr. Bira Yanjmaa assists Susan Bradbury, Executive Director of the Sound Essence Project with the presentation of the stethoscopes to the physicians in Ulaanbaatar. A total of 30 stethoscopes were presented while in Mongolia, thanks to donations received from physicians in Washington State, U.S.A.