Seed Global Health CEO Vanessa Kerry and Seed’s work training the next generation of health professionals in Africa were spotlighted in an extended news segment broadcast March 3 on WCBV, Boston’s ABC network affiliate. The segment appeared as part of a regular news feature called “5 for Good” that profiles Boston residents who are working to make the city and the world a better place. The report has also been posted on the WCVB website, where it is captioned “A Boston doctor is not only committed to patients locally, but also people in need half a world away.” In addition to an interview with Kerry conducted at Seed’s Boston headquarters, the report uses archival footage to show Kerry and several nurses and doctors volunteering in Africa as part of Seed’s flagship program – the Global Health Service Partnership, a joint initiative with … Read More
“The connections between disease and poverty — and between health and economic development — are clear and they are compelling. I just wish they were better recognized and made central to every conversation about economic growth and investment.” That was the main message Seed co-founder and CEO Vanessa Kerry brought home from the World Economic Forum last month and shared in an article published on the Huffington Post. In a high-level panel discussing “Africa’s Next Challenge,” Kerry noted, “nobody addressed what is arguably the single biggest challenge facing African countries and their economies: the crushing burden of disease that shortens lives, stunts education, employment, and productivity, impoverishes families and communities, and hamstrings economic growth.” In her article, Kerry points out that nearly one out of 10 African children dies before reaching her fifth birthday, compared to roughly one in 140 … Read More
Please join the Global Nursing Caucus for a special Nurses Week event : Nursing Leadership in Global Health May 12, 2015 – 5:30pm-7:30pm The event will take place at the offices of Partners In Health (3rd Floor, 888 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215). The event includes two important speakers, opportunities to network with colleagues and light refreshments. Speakers: Pat Daoust MSN, RN, will be speaking about her experience with SEED Global Health and MGH Global Health program. Read her bio here. Maggie Sullivan, RN, MS, FNP, BC will be speaking about her experience as the moderator of GHDonline – Nursing and Midwifery page. You can read Maggie’s bio here.
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The Pre-Service Toolkit, developed by Jhpiego under the leadership of the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP), outlines key programmatic steps, highlights lessons learned and identifies relevant resources to assist country programs, donors and governments with pre-service education programs. The toolkit is targeted for midwives, but may be used for other cadres as well.