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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.

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...

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...

Job listing: Medical Programs Director - Sto Domingo, Ecuador

       Shoulder to Shoulder Global at the University of Kentucky is partnering with Timmy Global Health to find a medical programs coordinator to work in Santo Domingo, Ecuador.  Below is the link for the position. It's a great opportunity to work...

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...

Tele-Medicine Allows Kentucky Providers to Treat Patients in Ecuador

UK physical therapy provider, Dr. Lynn English, used Tele-Medicine through the UK TeleHealth Network to provide a wheel-chair fitting consultation for a 2 year-old Centro Medico Hombro a Hombro patient. This international, bi-lingual and cross-...

Eight Months in Santo Domingo

Dr. Nickl is a UK gastroenterologist currently spending an eight month sabbatical in Santo Domingo, Ecuador at Centro Medico Hombro a Hombro and working with the local public hospital.   I have now completed the first half of my time in Santo...