ABOUT SEED GLOBAL HEALTH


Our Mission

We strive to strengthen health education and delivery in places facing a dire shortage of health professionals by working with partner countries to meet their long-term health care human resource needs.


Our Featured Partners

Bohemian Foundation
Child Relief International Foundation
MGH Global Health
US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
Pfizer
George Washington University
GE Foundation
FedEx
ExxonMobil Foundation
Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation
Peace Corps
Medtronic
Bank of America
Abbott Fund

Our Programs

The Global Health Service Partnership is a public-private collaboration between Seed Global Health, the Peace Corps, and the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).  Established in 2012, the GHSP program is a novel federal initiative addressing vast shortages of health professionals in many parts of the world.

GHSP is committed to helping increase clinical care capacity and strengthen health systems in resource-limited settings by cultivating the next generation of local doctors and nurses. The program places US health professionals alongside local medical and nursing faculty counterparts to meet the teaching needs identified at each partner institution.

In the launch year of 2012-2013, GHSP placed 30 doctors and nurses at 11 training institutions. In its fourth year, GHSP placed 69 doctors and nurses at 23 training institutions across five partner countries: Malawi, Liberia, Swaziland, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Our Work

Seed brings rich experience and knowledge of medical and nursing education in resource limited settings. We provide expertise in site selection and applicant recruitment in addition to coordinating orientation and training, field support, monitoring and evaluation, and debt repayment stipends.


Site Selection

With expertise to identify effective teaching sites, Seed works with the Peace Corps and local institutions to identify partner nursing and medical schools.

Recruitment and Screening

Through technical expertise and deep connections with the professional health community, Seed strives to recruit the most qualified doctors, nurses, and midwives.

Orientation and Training

To prepare volunteers for their service, Seed provides training on the practice of medicine and nursing in resource limited settings, and familiarizes volunteers with the local burdens of disease.

Field Support

Seed provides clinical mentorship and resources to support volunteers in the field. Seed leaders are experienced clinicians and educators ready to assist with issues and challenges as they arise in the field. Seed helps volunteer by providing resources such as textbooks, teaching tools, electronic access to journals, access to Up-To-Date, and other clinical resources.

Monitoring and Evaluation

Seed focuses on five core areas of monitoring and evaluation to measure the effectiveness and impact of the GHSP program, including: country status and impact, institutional impact and experiences, student and faculty experiences, volunteer activities and experiences, and inputs, operations and management. See Our Impact

Loan Repayment

Seed provides up to $30,000 in debt relief for its volunteers. Funded through private philanthropy, this loan repayment stipend ensures that the most-qualified applicants can serve regardless of financial barriers.

GLOBAL HEALTH BY THE NUMBERS


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Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for almost 70% of the global total of new HIV infections.

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the World Health Organization estimates there is a critical shortage of 7.2 million doctors, nurses and midwives around the world.

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There are no medical schools in 11 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.