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About STSG

Shoulder to Shoulder Global is an organization created within the University of Kentucky which incorporates other academic and community partners and seeks to improve the health and well-being of impoverished and underserved communities globally.

The initial focus of STSG has been in Santo Domingo, Ecuador, where we have a year-round health clinic. While providing primary care for this community, STSG also is working with the community to improve education, public health, access to safe water, and to improve economic opportunities. STSG seeks to provide and promote educational, service and research opportunities for all partners involved.

Senior Advisor for USAID to Present 'Let Girls Learn: Education in Developing Countries'

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 3, 2014) — Christie Vilsack, Senior Advisor for International Education at the U.S. Agency for International Development, will visit the University of Kentucky on Thursday, November 20, as part of UK's International Education...

Interprofessional Shoulder to Shoulder Global Team Helps Child Take First Steps

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 5, 2014) - Finding out your child is seriously ill would be heartrending for any parent. But what if your child became gravely ill at just 15 days old, and medical professionals gave you little hope that he would survive? What...

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...

STSG India 2014

Shoulder to Shoulder Global exists to serve the poor. Our goal is to improve health outcomes in poor communities through an integrated medical approach,education, environment and economic development. Above is a short video of our recent...

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. Applications are available on our website or at Education Abroad's website. We would love to have...

Kentucky Dentist Provides an X-ray of Hope

Dr. Winnie Boling, DMD, is an alumni of the May 2008, August 2011 and March 2014 brigades. Dr. Winnie operates a cosmetic and family dentistry practice in LaGrange, Kentucky. Her business has been built on the dream of serving the community. Winnie’...

Shoulder to Shoulder Sends Health Brigade to Ecuador

Shoulder to Shoulder Global recently led 49 University of Kentucky students, faculty, staff and community members in a multidisciplinary health brigade experience to Santo Domingo, Ecuador. STSG is a UK-based organization that strives to improve...

2013 Goodgiving Challenge is Huge Success for Shoulder to Shoulder Global

  Thanks to wonderful donors, the 2013 GoodGiving Challenge for Shoulder to Shoulder Global was a huge success. More than $22,000 was received from 123 donors during the fundraising campaign, placing Shoulder to Shoulder Global 13th out of 108...

STSG Video

A grant from the College of Health Sciences to Physical Therapy faculty Dr. Lynn English funded the production of this video.  

A Universal Language

Dust flies up from the winding road, and puffy brown clouds hang over a tiny row of shacks scattered as far as the eye can see. A street dog races a truck past the porch where a leathery indigenous woman sits with a basket of strawberries she is...