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Global Health at UK

The Global Health Initiative of the University of Kentucky is focused on advancing research, educational programs, and service learning for our faculty and students, with the goal of improving the health of people throughout the world and promoting health equity. 

Medical brigade from Lexington travels to India to care for 'special children'

Wearing a bright orange shirt that reflects his exuberance, a 6-year-old throws around all the toys he can reach in a cramped, dingy room without air conditioning. He won't respond to his name, Harshit, but he likes all the noises he can make with...

Lecture to Discuss UK’s Work Fighting HIV and AIDS in Zambia

Faculty and staff in UK’s School of Journalism and Telecommunications are fighting HIV and AIDS in Zambia. Beth Barnes, director of the School of Journalism and Telecommunications, will discuss the school’s partnership with a media training...

Scholars and UK Faculty to Honor Nelson Mandela’s Legacy

Nelson Mandela’s name is now synonymous with South Africa’s bold attempt at national reconciliation. In light of his recent passing, a panel will explore his legacy on Thursday, April 17, at 3:30 p.m. in the Student Center, rm. 230. A reception will...

Tentative Dates Set for 2015 Brigades to Ecuador

Save the dates...The 2015 brigades to Santo Domingo, Ecuador have been tentatively set for March 14th - 22nd, May 15th - 24th and August 7th - 16th. Stay tuned...Applications will be available on our website in the early fall. We would love to have...

Economic Development Forum hosted by ONE

Join us for an exciting event Wednesday, April 2 at William T. Young Library. The University of Kentucky's ONE organization will host the Economic Development Forum to discuss global poverty, developing economically, and the role of advocacy. The...

EA Scholarship Workshop

On Tuesday, February 4 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. UK Education Abroad will host its Scholarship Workshop in the Hub of William T. Young Library.  This is a drop-in event.  Students are welcome to come any time between 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. and stay as...

Human Sexuality & Sexual Health in Amsterdam

HUMAN SEXUALITY & SEXUAL HEALTH IN AMSTERDAM SUMMER 2014 • UK SPONSORED EDUCATION ABROAD PROGRAM • DATES: July 1 - July 18  This program will introduce students to the cultural comparative study of human sexuality and sexual health...

UK Employees Providing Hope for Haiti

For most of us, vacation days are used for relaxing, traveling, sight-seeing, or even just doing nothing. For some University of Kentucky employees, however, those vacation days are put to use serving those who are less fortunate and in need of...

Health Promotion Abroad Info Session

On Thursday, December 5 at 2:00 p.m. in 207 Bradley Hall, UK Education Abroad will host an info session on Summer 2014 opportunities abroad in Health Promotion. During this session, the two following programs will be highlighted:  Human...

UK’s GLOBAL HEALTH INITIATIVE HOSTS GLOBAL HEALTH LECTURE SERIES “Health: Our Behavior and Our Environment”

The University of Kentucky, Global Health Initiative, is pleased to co-sponsor Dr. Alfred Sommer, MD, MHS from Johns Hopkins University to initiate our Global Health Lecture Series on November 6, 2013 from Noon to 1pm. The event will be held in...