Latest News of LIG from all around the world!

  • Thanks to Peru volunteer team for successful campaign!

    Thanks to Peru volunteer team for successful campaign!

    LIG Global would like to thank our Peru volunteer team for one of our most successful campaigns! Our 17 volunteers led by LIG Executive Director Yasmin Lopez consisted of a wide range of specialists and youth volunteers who worked hand in hand with the Regional Government of Cajamarca and their medical staff. Our Cardiology team

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  • 4th Annual Trip to Iloilo, Philippines!!

    4th Annual Trip to Iloilo, Philippines!!

    Thank you to our sister charity Marian Rose World Mission led by Nancy Gourishankar and Dr. Cris Pamaar for organizing and sponsoring our 4th annual trip to Iloilo, Philippines!! Our list of medical activities included: 63 free gynecological and breast surgeries, over 200 cervical cancer screenings and 30 cryotherapy treatments in our mobile medical unit,

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  • Happy New Year from LIG Team

    OUR WEBSITE Hello LIG friend and supporter!! It is our honor and pleasure to wish you a happy and healthy New Year! At year-end, have you ever wondered what your donations are used for? Your donations to LIG have funded incredible work… here are just a few highlights of what you have helped create: FIRST

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  • Successful Trip to Vikarabad, India

    Successful Trip to Vikarabad, India

    Successful trip to Vikarabad, India at Mahavir General Hospital. Thank you to our dedicated team: Dr. Sanjay Lalla. Dr. Ajay Varma, Shambavi Rao, Kurun Reddy, Vikas Kuchimanchi. Spent New Year’s in Kerala, India. Now off to join the Philippines team.

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  • LIG Global team in Vikarabad

    LIG Global team in Vikarabad

    LIG Global team in Vikarabad, India performing Plastic Surgery and GYN surgery. Happy New Year to our family and friends back home!

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  • Congratulations, Ernani!

    Congratulations, Ernani!

    On November 12, 2015, Dr. Ernani Sadural was honored by the Dominican Republic Relief Organization (DRRO). Congratulations, Ernani! We are so proud and honored to work with you. It’s such a joy to see that others are able to appreciate all of the good you do.

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  • MÉDICOS NORTEAMERICANOS YA ESTAN EN CAJAMARCA

    MÉDICOS NORTEAMERICANOS YA ESTAN EN CAJAMARCA

    Hoy Iniciaron campaña médica de cirugías cardiovascular y ginecología en Hospital Regional de Cajamarca Después de 11 meses de firmado el convenio entre el Gobierno Regional de Cajamarca y la Fundación Lig Global, la llegada de los médicos de Norte américa se hizo realidad, ayer arribaron a la ciudad de Cajamarca un equipo de 21

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  • Thanks to our awesome Anesthesia team

    Thanks to our awesome Anesthesia team

    Thanks to our awesome Anesthesia team, Dr.Ramesh Singa and super anesthesia tech Mr. Chris Shadis. They were able to resuscitate and tuneup several malfunctioning anesthesia machines for the Taiwan Regional Hospital in Azua, Dominican Republic.

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  • LIG Global would like to thank our friend and supporter

    LIG Global would like to thank our friend and supporter

    LIG Global would like to thank our friend and supporter, Dr. Rick Miller, Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, NJ for visiting Blackfeet Community Hospital in Browning, MT. The foundation for a Tele-perinatalogy service was explored. We look forward to working with the Indian Health Services and the dedicated local staff headed

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  • LIG Peru Team!!

    LIG Peru Team!!

    Ernani Sadural, Neha Rana, Yasmin Lopez, Candice Lopez, Rich Lopez, John Cruz, Luis Garcia, Fabiola Rodriguez Lopez, Ruslan Fridman, Nick Kuchimanchi, and Timothy McManus. We were able to conduct training in Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques, CPR, Basic Suturing, Basic Self Defense Skills as well as cervical cancer screening and treatment. Thank you to our local

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  • Walking-For-Women-in-India-Sep-12-2015

    Walking-For-Women-in-India-Sep-12-2015

    On September 12th 2015, hundreds of people joined in “Walking for Women Worldwide”- a fundraising raising event by LIG Global in association with Marian Rose World Mission. Idea behind the walk was to raise awareness of the daily struggles facing women and young girls around the world from staying healthy to keep the family unit

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  • Formal Relationship with Two of the Premiere Medical Institutions in the Philippines

    Formal Relationship with Two of the Premiere Medical Institutions in the Philippines

    We are pleased to announce a formal relationship with two of the premiere medical institutions in the Philippines – University of Philippines and University of Santo Tomas! Dr Cristy Pamaar and Dr Ernani Sadural solidified the partnership between LIG Global, Marian Rose World Mission and the University of Philippines/Philippines General Hospital in their campaign to

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  • Randall T. Weeks Humanitarian Scholarship

    Randall T. Weeks Humanitarian Scholarship

    Randy Weeks mirrored the LIG vision statement. He was a life of kindness, compassion and gratitude. He honored all people, whether lifelong friends or someone he met for the first and last time. His needs were simple – family, home, health and friends. And everyone was a friend. Son of a surgeon, Randy was born

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  • Alumni Dreams Come True as Global Health Nonprofit Gains Momentum – Sarah Plumridge

    Alumni Dreams Come True as Global Health Nonprofit Gains Momentum – Sarah Plumridge

    Dr. Ernani Sadural, ’92 MD, is chief medical officer of Life is Great Global Foundation, a nonprofit he and five other Feinberg School of Medicine alumni created and launched in the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti. During countless hours of studying, six Feinberg medical school students bonded over interests in community service and dreamt

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  • Day 2 Nepal

    Day 2 Nepal

    I spent the day traveling around Nepal with my new friends from Global Karuna to see the affected communities. Our first stop was in Bhaktapur, the “Cultural Gem of Nepal” 20 km outside of Kathmandu where we saw toppled ancient Hindu and Buddhist temples/shrines. It must be indescribably heart wrenching for the Nepalese to see

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  • An update from Nepal

    An update from Nepal

    Dear Friends, I am in Kathmandu staying at a local relief camp run by a wonderful group of Nepali volunteers. They are called Global Karuna (which means “Global compassion”) and led by a young inspiring charismatic visionary Buddhist Monk named Venerable Metteyya Sakyapatta. They have been working tirelessly for the past 19 days accumulating and

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  • Dr. Ernani Sadural, new director of global health, Barnabas Health. – (BARNABAS HEALTH)

    Dr. Ernani Sadural, new director of global health, Barnabas Health. – (BARNABAS HEALTH)

    Barnabas Health has named Dr. Ernani Sadural its director of global health to coordinate the system’s national and international humanitarian outreach and to help to assess future initiatives. Barnabas Health doctors, nurses, employee teams and individuals have traveled to countries throughout the world and many areas in the United States on supportive missions to aid

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  • American Doctors in Cajamarca

    American Doctors in Cajamarca

    Life is Great Global Foundation is holding its cardiovascular and gynecology surgery health campaign at Regional Hospital of Cajamarca. After 11 months of the agreement signed between the Regional Government of Cajamarca and LIG Global Foundation, the doctors from North America finally arrived yesterday in the city of Cajamarca with a team of 21 medical

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  • Wound Care Center Grenada

    Wound Care Center Grenada

    Collaborative clinic run by Grenadian Ministry of Health, St. George’s University, LIG Global Foundation and TEI Medical Since May, 2015. Volunteer wound care specialists and surgeons from the United States have been conducting monthly wound care clinics in Grenada in collaboration with local Grenadian medical teams supported by St. George’s University. LIG Global Foundation and

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  • Dr Sarah discusses the benefits of fitness trackers and health apps in bigstory.ap.org

    Dr Sarah discusses the benefits of fitness trackers and health apps in bigstory.ap.org

    HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — That phone app keeping track of your exercise and meals might keep you out of the hospital one day. Why give your doctors permission to incorporate data from fitness trackers and health apps into electronic patient records? Well, they might spot signs of an ailment sooner and suggest behavioral changes or

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  • A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to our outstanding LIG physician

    A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to our outstanding LIG physician

    A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to our outstanding LIG physician, supporter and friend Dr. Sanjeev Kaul winner of the prestigious 2014 Burton L. Eichler Award for his humanitarian and community service efforts worldwide. Dr. Kaul has donated the $1,000 Award prize to LIG Global Foundation. THANK YOU as always….we’re proud to have you as part of the

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  • LIG Global/Marian Rose World Mission Philippines 2015

    LIG Global/Marian Rose World Mission Philippines 2015

    Between January 2nd and January 9th, 2015 LIG Global and Marian Rose World Mission sent 56 volunteers to join volunteers from the IloIlo City , Philippines area for their 3rd annual medical mission. Led by Dr. Cris Pamaar, President of MRWM and Director of LIG Philippines,an incredible week of activities was succesfully completed. click here

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  • Women’s Wellness Van – Philippines

    Women’s Wellness Van – Philippines

    Life is Great!!! Announcing the launch of the “Women’s Wellness Van” the joint venture of Life is Great Global Foundation and Marian Rose World Mission to give wheels to our cervical cancer detection initiative. LIG Global wishes to thank Saint Barnabas Medical Center for donating our first mobile medical clinic to be used for cervical

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  • LIG Global Fundraising Picnic “Dr. Aibolit”

    LIG Global Fundraising Picnic “Dr. Aibolit”

    “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples” – Mother Teresa This summer a non-profit medical organization Life Is Great Global Foundation (LIG Global) held a fundraising picnic creatively dubbed “Dr. Aibolit”. The event was held at the Half Day Forest Preserve in Vernon

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  • Surya Kuchimanchi, CIO LIG Global Foundation discusses the Triage 2 Discharge Telemedicine App

    Surya Kuchimanchi, CIO LIG Global Foundation discusses the Triage 2 Discharge Telemedicine App

    Continuity of Care for Even the Most Remote Communities & Most Underserved Individuals! December 2, 2014: In the words of Mr. Surya Kuchimanchi, CIO LIG Global Foundation “When I joined up with a small group of compassionate physicians to help establish the Life is Great Foundation, my goals were humble – provide a means for

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  • Volunteer Miguel Labayen, OT nurse from Philippines shares his experience from the camp

    Volunteer Miguel Labayen, OT nurse from Philippines shares his experience from the camp

    The trip to Vikarabad is one of my most memorable trips so far. It was my first ever International medical and surgical mission with Life is Great Global Foundation and it was simply awesome and I thank them for giving me this wonderful opportunity to Experience the culture and customs of India. I am an

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  • Volunteer Leo, Nutritionist shares his experience from the Vikarabad, India Nov 2014 camp

    Volunteer Leo, Nutritionist shares his experience from the Vikarabad, India Nov 2014 camp

    While in Vikarabad, I engaged with local villagers to learn their cuisine. After learning basic, traditional recipes I visited local markets and gathered ingredients to cook and serve over 600 students and volunteers. In the future, I would love to participate in more LIG Medical missions and continue to provide meals for those in need,

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  • Vikarabad, India Nov 2014

    LIG Global was asked by Mahavir General Hospital to further laparoscopic training of nurses and senior gynecologist. Dr. Togarikar. Our surgical team led by Dr. Ernani Sadural and Dr. Jyotika Joshi performed various laparoscopic gynecological surgeries while reviewing basic techniques with Dr. Togarikar. Our international team of nurses led by Miguel Labayen from the Philippines

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  • Ironman 2014

    Ironman 2014

    On September 20th, 2014, Kris Bridges, Erling Hoie and I competed in the inaugural Ironman Maryland to raise funds for LIG’s Bob Dorian Volunteer Fund which will be established to financially assist essential volunteers on our medical projects. We raised over $2,000 with donations still coming in.   Ironman Maryland is a 140.6 mile triathlon

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  • Walking for Women Worldwide

    Walking for Women Worldwide

    On September 6th 2014, hundreds of people joined in ” Walking for Women Worldwide”- a fundraising raising event by LIG Global in association with Marian Rose World Mission and supported by Capgemini. Idea behind the walk was to raise awareness of the daily struggles facing women and young girls around the world from staying healthy

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