During the Shoulder to Shoulder Global (STSG) brigade experience this summer, attendees conducted a survey of 40 homes in the El Bua community outside Santo Domingo, Ecuador. This research measured the 40 homes' water sources for presence of coliform bacteria.
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?
Helping Babies Breathe is a neonatal resuscitation curriculum for resource-limited circumstances. It was developed on the premise that assessment at birth and simple newborn care are things that every baby deserves.
A mother's embrace couldn't settle a fidgety Snayder Menendez Quinones for more than a few seconds in the Pavilion A lobby of the UK Chandler Hospital. But Maria Quinones was relieved to see her 3-year-old son return to his playful self after recovering from surgery at Kentucky Children's Hospital.
UK students are learning to work effectively as in interprofessional teams to provide health services to individuals and communities in an international setting. The Interprofessional Teamwork in Global Health course is part of Shoulder to Shoulder Global's (STSG)Ecuador brigade program. STSG is a UK unit that engages multiple academic and community partners to improve the health and well-being of impoverished communities overseas.
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 413 people and more than 2,500 have been injured. Several countries and organizations have come together to support to the Ecuadorian people, including a group of Ecuadorian physicians who are completing their residency and fellowship training in the U.S., Canada and Spain. Among these physicians is pediatric neurology resident at UK HealthCare, Dr. Ana C. Albuja.
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 desarrolló entre el 06 y 11 de agosto, en seis parroquias rurales de Santo Domingo, en las cuales participaron ocho estudiantes y ocho docentes y funcionarios de las carreras de Medicina, Fisioterapia y Enfermería.