Current UMO News

Ruslana Kharkovenko

March 7, 2019 |

Ruslana Kharkovenko, a professor at Vinnytsia medical school who also taught master classes in the previous two international student conferences, is being recommended by UMO to receive training in whole person medical care in England this month at the Partners in International Medical Education (PRIME).  We are praying that the principles will then be taught…

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On the Move

December 3, 2017 |

So much has taken place in our past few months that I am kicking myself for not writing daily! There is no way to catch up on ALL that has happened, but I will give some highlights over the next days! We have moved our official USA home address from Maryland to Ohio. The Ukraine…

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Children’s Hospital #1

September 8, 2015 |

Since our return to Ukraine in August, Jim and I have suggested to each other that we go visit our friends at Children’s Hospital #1, but it seems that something always interferes with our plans. But Friday, when Viktor called to see if he could come by before he went to the hospital we quickly…

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Teaching the untaught

February 1, 2013 |

Read this update about our work with hospitalized HIV+ patients at Okmatdet, the national children’s hospital in Kyiv. UMO is so thankful for such a creative teacher who loves working with these children!

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Children reaching out

August 9, 2012 |

What a blessing to be in a position to watch children minister to children. There is just something so innocent when children opt to reach out to other children. Unassuming. Genuine. This week at the HIV/AIDS unit of the National Children’s Hospital in Kyiv, a new family in town visited our favorite little patients. Such…

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Kyrgyzstan visitors

August 1, 2012 |

Every day in Ukraine brings a little something different with it. As much as we think we have a schedule, we really just have some daily guidelines. Or goals. Things we’d like to accomplish. But when you’re a pediatrician, especially trained in the West, you get some extra-special visitors from time to time. And the…

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