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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. 

UK Master’s Student Researches HIV/AIDS in the Dominican Republic

After earning his Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from The Ohio State University, Angel Algarin had plans to become a veterinarian. He would soon find out that he had to steer himself in another direction. Algarin wanted to study HIV/AIDS, and he knew...

Annual Midwest Global Health Conference Tackles Refugees’ Health Challenges

The University of Kentucky’s Global Health Initiatives, a unit within the UK International Center, will host the 2016 Annual Midwest Global Health Conference Nov. 5 at the Gatton College of Business and Economics. The conference provides the...

From Ethiopia to Kentucky: College of Medicine Welcomes Getachew Hailu

From the mountains and waterfalls of Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, to the rolling hills and equine landscapes of Lexington, Kentucky, Dr. Getachew Hailu endured an exhausting 17-hour trip this summer to begin his sabbatical year at the University of Kentucky...

Fall Fair Sept. 8 brings education abroad opportunities to students

Education Abroad (EA) will hold its annual Fall Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8 in the Buell Armory. From A to Z, the Education Abroad Fair showcases every international education opportunity available at the University of Kentucky...

Estudiantes y docentes de la UDLA formaron parte de una brigada de salud

La Universidad de Kentucky y la Fundación 'Hombro a hombro' invitaron a la UDLA, a través de la Dirección de Salud Global, a formar parte de las brigadas de salud, que ambas instituciones realizan en Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas. Esta actividad se...

UK Offers Many Ways to Help Ecuador's People After Earthquake

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador on Saturday, April 16. The epicenter was in Manabi province, in the Ecuadorian coastline, where many cities and villages have been devastated.   According to CNN, the quake has killed at least...

Medical Students Get Hands-On Experience Working With Limited Resources in Ethiopia

Four fourth-year medical students recently returned from their Family Medicine Primary Care Clerkship, which had a duration of four weeks at Mekelle University in Ethiopia.   “These are medical students who are going to go practice family...

Global Health Case Competition Tackles Child Obesity in Mexico

Eleven multi-disciplinary student teams gathered on Saturday, Feb. 27, to compete in the second annual Global Health Case Competition, where they sought to find solutions to tackle childhood obesity in Mexico.   This competition was hosted by...

2016 Global Health Case Competition Participants to Address Ways to Combat Burdens of Childhood Obesity in Mexico

The University of Kentucky Global Health Initiative is welcoming its second annual Global Health Case Competition, which will take place 8 a.m.- 5p.m. Feb. 27, 2016 at the College of Pharmacy.   Fifteen interdisciplinary student teams...

UK’s Global Health Initiative Talks Child Malnourishment and Pneumonia in Developing Countries

The University of Kentucky Global Health Initiative is hosting a lecture on the challenges that a malnourished child with pneumonia in developing countries poses to health care systems.   The lecture, titled “A Challenge to Health Systems: The...