The Global Health Service Partnership
The health of billions of people across the globe is directly influenced by the number of health care professionals in their communities. The dire shortage of 7.2 million physicians and nurses in 83 countries is perpetuated by the scarcity of educators in medical, nursing and other health science schools in many parts of the world. This crisis is particularly severe in sub-Saharan Africa, which bears 24 percent of the world’s disease burden, but has only three percent of the world’s health care workforce.
The Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP) – a unique collaboration between Seed Global Health, Peace Corps and the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) – was established to strengthen health education and service delivery by working with partner countries to meet their long-term health care human resource needs. GHSP places volunteer physicians and nurses as visiting faculty for one-year rotations in medical and nursing schools in Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Liberia, and Swaziland (nursing opportunities only) to address this persistent shortage of health care professionals.
GHSP applications for the 2018-2019 academic year are not currently open.
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As Peace Corps Response Volunteers, GHSP Physician and Nurse Educators receive:
- Monthly living stipends,
- Housing at placement sites,
- Transportation to and from country of service,
- Comprehensive medical care,
- Vacation days,
- Readjustment allowance, and
- Professional development allowance.
Seed Financial Assistance
Recognizing that many US health professionals face financial barriers to service, Seed offers a debt assistance program for international service. The average American student graduates with significant debt or may have home mortgages or other obligations that would make a GHSP assignment impossible or difficult to accept. Seed believes that debt should not be a barrier to public service and provides up to $30,000 in needs-based assistance for each year served. Since inception, Seed has offered more than $3.5 million dollars in debt assistance as a catalyst for its volunteers to serve in some of the world’s most challenging and most needed settings.
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