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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 if those first few years passed, and your child never took his first steps and you had limited or no access to medical care?

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 Week.

Speaking at 6 p.m. in Memorial Hall, Vilsack will discuss USAID’s education strategy in her presentation titled, "Let Girls Learn: Education in Developing Countries."

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 the cheap plastic surrounding him.

Autism, the doctors and special educators think.

"Reciprocity" is a problem here, says Dr. Dan Larrow, a developmental pediatrician at the University of Kentucky. That means the boy doesn't respond to stimuli such as someone calling his name.

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’s efforts to serve the community in Santo Domingo, Ecuador has resulted in dramatic improvements in oral care for the area that STSG serves.

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 the health and well-being of impoverished communities while offering learners the opportunity to work in a multicultural and interdisciplinary setting.

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 non-profits. The strong finish is even more remarkable when considering that Shoulder to Shoulder Global was one of the smaller non-profits in the campaign.

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 selling for 25 cents a pound.

The dust clouds break and Dr. Tom Young smiles, throws open the door to the pediatric wing of the UK Clinic and snaps back across 3,000 miles to the land of fancy cars and fast food where he leads an organization focused on a far off region of simple resources and many struggles.

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.

 

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