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Thankful More than Ever for Health Workers

It’s the time of year when many of us join...
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Setting, Keeping, and Reaching Big Health Goals

In September 2017, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation published...
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HRH Forum: Education and Workforce Development

Teaching and training were in focus yesterday at the Fourth...
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Clinical Education for Liberia’s Midwives

Dr. Nicole Geller, a nurse midwife, is in her second...
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Champion Women to Address the Health Workforce’s Leaky Pipeline

This post originally appears on the Frontline Health Workers Coalition...
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Teaching and Training to Strengthen Human Resources for Health

While demand for health care increases around the world, the...
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Laura: Championing the Future of Nursing

Serving as a Volunteer Nurse Educator, Laura Brennaman spent last...
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Bending the Arc: Health Workers Advocating for Justice

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it...
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Advocating for Health Workers: Interview with Vince Blaser

Health workers are the backbone of strong health systems and...
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Collaborating Across Sectors to Improve Child Health Outcomes in Malawi

Last month, the Paediatrics and Child Health Association of Malawi...
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Celebrating Women Leaders in Global Health

Around the world, women carry a disproportionate burden of disease...
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Local Leadership Delivering for Families

When it comes to providing the best care, local leaders...
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Reflections from #UNGA72

Last week was an exciting one, as many from the...
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Investing in Health Means Investing in Health Workers

Adopted in 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals are 17 ambitious...
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Strengthening the Health Workforce to Achieve the SDGs

Established in 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted...
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Training a Generation of Liberian Nurse Anesthetists

The work of Mr. Wilmot M. Fassah, a Liberian nurse...
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Paying My Experience Forward

I recently completed a year of service as a physician...
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Dr. Sam Olum: Teaching and Learning in Uganda

In a country where there is only one physician for...
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Mentoring, Training, and Empowerment to Help Babies Breathe

Helping Babies Breathe (HBB), the resuscitation program focused on saving...
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Celebrating Nurses on World Humanitarian Day

“Your profession is not what brings home your weekly paycheck....
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International Youth Day 2017

International Youth Day appreciates the unique contributions of young people...
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Dr. Anthony Ocaya: Four years with the Global Health Service Partnership

Dr. Anthony Ocaya is the Deputy Dean of Gulu University...
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Dr. Warles Charles Lwabukuna – Transforming the future of Tanzania

Dr. Warles Charles Lwabukuna’s dedication to the health of people...
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Seeing the Future of Health in Tanzania

In early June I left Boston to join colleagues and...
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Combatting HIV Stigma in Swaziland

Swaziland has the world’s highest estimated rate of HIV, with...
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Passion, Purpose, and Practice: My Journey to Health Justice

Dr. Fola May is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at...
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Science to Practice to Policy: International AIDS Society Conference 2017

The science of improving health underpins the professional community’s ability...
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Nurse Educator returns to Uganda to expand her impact

Just twenty miles from the border of the Democratic Republic...
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Reflections on two years of teaching in Uganda

Robert Kasibante has deep ties to the country where he...
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Health for All: Human Right, Moral Imperative

We are failing some of the world’s most vulnerable people....
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#ICMLive: Women Leading Today for a Healthier Tomorrow – Monday Plenary

Midwives are pillars of health and stability in their communities....
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Building Midwifery – For and With the Next Generation

No woman should die during pregnancy or childbirth. Period. How...
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Little Changes, Big Difference

For Wreatha Carner, it’s the little things that she knows...
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Respectful Maternity Care in Midwifery

A mother has an unplanned Caesarian and her tubes are...
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Nicole Geller: Reflections on a Year of Service

I have served as a Nurse Educator in Liberia for nearly...
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Resilience in the Face of Despair

Each year between 50,000 to 100,000 women worldwide are affected...
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The Challenge and Heartbreak of Low-Resource Surgical Care

Bob Goodman, an orthopedic surgeon, served from 2014 to 2015...
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Safe Surgery: Essential for Wellbeing

Surgically-treatable conditions kill close to 17 million people each year,...
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Our Communities Depend on Nurses

For the final post in our National Nurses’ Week series on...
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Nursing, the Work of Humanity

As part of our National Nurses’ Week series on nursing and...
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Humanizing Care: How Nurses Put People First

As part of our National Nurses' Week series on nursing and...
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Nurses Speaking Up, Speaking Out in Tanzania

As part of our National Nurses' Week series on nursing...
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National Nurses’ Week: Voices of Nurses

This week, we celebration National Nurses' Week! Each day, we will publish...
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Photo Gallery: Championing Midwives in Malawi

In the days ahead of International Day of the Midwife,...
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Celebrating Midwives: A Tale of Two Lindas

As we celebrate International Day of the Midwife, we reflect...
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Quality OB/GYN Care for All

Obstetricians and gynecologists play an undeniably important role in women’s...
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Ending Malaria: How Nursing Research and Training is Playing a Part

The world faces a projected shortage of nearly five million...
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Preventing Malaria in Pregnancy: World Malaria Day 2017

For Nurse Educator Rebecca Munger, service means creating sustainable change....
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Jasintha: Nurses Make all the Difference for Mom and Baby

Jasintha Mtengezo knows what it means to be a leader...
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Abraham: How I Make a Difference as a Health Worker

“I think that one of the best ways that I...
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#WHWWeek: Investing in Skilled Health Workers

By Dr. Vanessa Kerry, CEO, Seed Global Health Here’s to...
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National Doctors’ Day 2017

As we celebrate National Doctors’ Day today, we reflect on...
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Dr. Ewarko Obuku: Strengthening Uganda’s Health Workforce

Last month a variety of stakeholders gathered to discuss the...
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Meet Lillian: Defying “Tradition” to Pursue her Medical Dreams

There are only 3 physicians for every 100,000 people in...
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Women in the Lead: Reflections from Seed + Friends on #IWD2017

In honor of International Women's Day 2017, we asked leaders...
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A Midwife’s Bold Commitment to Change in Liberia

Far too many women die in childbirth. Far too many...
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Strengthening mental health care in Malawi

From Seattle to Senegal, the importance of skilled mental health...
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Center for Public Impact: Doctor in the house: How Vanessa Kerry is helping seed better global healthcare

Check out Center for Public Impact's interview with Seed Global...
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“Why did this mother die?”

During Dr. Abel Mussa’s internship, he was one of eight...
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Seed Helps Organize Antimicrobial Resistance Conference in Mbale Uganda

Drug and antibiotic resistance is increasingly becoming a global problem,...
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Let’s Support Safe Anesthesia Practices

Anesthesia remains an often overlooked area of health care in...
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Marie Claire’s Young Women’s Honors – Dr. Vanessa Kerry

Seed Global Health co-founder and CEO, Dr. Vanessa Kerry will...
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A Young Anesthesiologist is Making a Difference in Tanzania

In Tanzania, a country with only 22 anesthesiologists for more...
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There Is Strength in Numbers – A letter to Tanzanian Mothers

"There is Strength in Numbers": A letter from GHSP Nurse...
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US Ambassador to Malawi swears in Peace Corp GHSP Volunteers

At a swearing-in ceremony, the US Ambassador to Malawi recognized...
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Teacher and Student Find Inspiration in Each Other – Mary and Shamim

When Mary Sebert arrived at Mbarara University of Science and...
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Collaboration and Partnership Secures Accreditation for Nursing Program in Uganda

  For GHSP Nurse Educators Genevieve Evenhouse and Janet Gross,...
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Seed CEO Vanessa Kerry Speaks at HIV/AIDS Problem Solvers Forum

Seed Global Health CEO Vanessa Kerry participated in the Atlantic forum...
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Empowering My Students to Have a Voice – Nurse education in Uganda

Two years ago, Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST)...
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Seed Award Improves Training for Students, Care for Patients in Tanzania

When Ruth Oenga and Sakina Moloo started the second semester of...
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GHSP Nurse Educator Megan Coe: Two years of teaching and learning in Malawi

Prior to becoming a Global Health Service Partnership Volunteer in...
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“Empowering my students as advocates for women” – Teaching midwifery in Uganda

As a nurse, a midwife, an educator, and a public...
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International Day of the Midwife: Ms. Elizabeth Kijugu

For Ms. Elizabeth Kijugu, teaching midwifery at Hubert Kairuki Memorial...
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Sharing knowledge and memories – GHSP Volunteer and Ugandan physician reminisce

Ari Hoffman had just completed his residency in Internal Medicine...
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Record number of GHSP Physician and Nurse Educators to be placed for 2016

This year the Global Health Service Partnership will be placing...
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GHSP Volunteers in Uganda organize national conference on wound care and pain management

Over 220 local health professionals attended a conference on wound/burn...
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Getting to know you – Dr. Bridget Malewezi

Growing up in Malawi as the daughter of a nurse...
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Getting to know you — Dr. Deogratias Ngoma, Seed Country Representative in Tanzania

When Deogratias Ngoma joined the Seed team as our first...
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Introducing a lifesaving diagnostic tool in Uganda

Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP) Volunteer Jenifer Lasman arrived at...
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Seed CEO Dr. Vanessa Kerry named to Young Global Leaders Forum

Dr. Vanessa Kerry, Seed's co-founder and CEO, has been named...
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Peace Corps and Seed Announce GHSP Expansion to Liberia

The Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP) is expanding to Liberia as...
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Seed’s Vanessa Kerry in Huffington Post: “Make health central to every conversation about economic growth”

“The connections between disease and poverty -- and between health...
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Leaders in Nursing: Esther Beebwa

For Mrs. Esther Beebwa, becoming a nurse was a “dream...
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World Cancer Day 2016: A Tanzanian doctor’s fight against cervical cancer

In 2012, more than 8 million people died from cancer...
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We need someone to sing the song with us: Family Medicine in Malawi

Dr. Martha Makwero, the head of the Family Medicine Department...
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Getting to know you – Dr. Bonaventure Ahaisibwe

It would be hard to imagine anybody better qualified or...
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Scaling up cervical cancer prevention in Tanzania

[January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month – a fitting time...
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Project strengthening awards make a lasting impact

During their year of service, GHSP Physician and Nurse Educators...
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A Night in the Life

Pride and Purpose Fuel Ugandan Midwife Mary Elizabeth Nawil 84...
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Bringing vital pulmonology tools and techniques to Tanzania

In the US and other wealthy countries, bronchoscopy – using...
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Medical and Nursing Education in Uganda – Ari & Kelly’s Story

Living paycheck to paycheck, praying that the government is actually able...
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Sharing Knowledge. Strengthening Health Systems. Saving Lives. – Cathleen’s Story

"Making a difference" is one of my core aspirations.  As...
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Sharing Knowledge. Strengthening Health Systems. Saving Lives – Kiran’s Story

The educational system in Uganda is based on the British...
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Sharing Knowledge. Strengthening Health Systems. Saving Lives – Elizabeth’s Story

This is a common exchange during a chat with a...
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Family Medicine in Malawi – Jessie’s Story

What are your strengths?  What do you do well?  What...
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Peace Corps Passport — Hannah Bergbower: 7 Things I Wish I’d Known About Being a GHSP Volunteer

Returned GHSP Volunteer Hannah Bergbower reflects on her experiences and...
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Politics and Universal Health Coverage — The Post-2015 Global Health Agenda

Seed Global Health CEO, Dr. Vanessa Kerry along with Dr. Vin...
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A Year as a Nurse Educator in Dodoma, Tanzania

Eunice Kimunai, a 2014-2014 GHSP Nurse Educator, presented at Jhpiego,...
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Seed Global Health Reflects on the First Year of the Global Health Service Partnership

In the article, "Global Health Service Partnership: First Year Findings",...
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Learn more about GHSP: Join Us for a Google+ Hangout September 22

Join Seed Global Health, Peace Corps Response and returned Global...
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GHSP Launches Class of 2015-2016!

The 2015-2016 Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP) program is launching! This...
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“The Best Profession in the World” – Stories from a GHSP Nurse Educator

Hear from GHSP Nurse Volunteer Kelly Lippi about training her Ugandan nursing...
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GHSP Volunteer Helps Give Birth to an Education Center for Mothers and Families in Southern Malawi

OBGYN Dr. Alisa Kachikis, a GHSP Volunteer, noticed that many...
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“Nursing in its Superior Form, Starts in Your Heart, from Within”

The excerpt below of GHSP Volunteer Cherlly Bailey's poem was...
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Future Leaders in Healthcare

GHSP Volunteer Hanna Yoon’s post as featured on “Adventures in...
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The Importance of Investing in Health Professional Education

World Health Worker Week 2015: The Importance of Investing in...
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Art in Health Education

It’s 7:30am and mothers begin to gather under a shelter...
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“I am a nurse because…” ~ Interview 3

“I am a nurse because…” Through interviews, Global Health Service...
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Pre-Op, Post-Op, & Patient Ownership – Learning & Teaching Anesthesia in Uganda

Although it has only been a few months, I already...
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Women’s Health: International Women’s Day 2015

 International Women's Day 2015 On International Women’s Day (March 8),...
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“I am a nurse because…” ~ Interview 2

"I am a nurse because..." Through interviews, Global Health Service...
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"Resilience" - GHSP Volunteer Hanna Yoon’s post as featured on...
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“I am a nurse because…” ~ Interview 1

“I am a nurse because…” Through interviews, Global Health Service...
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Hands-on Teaching

"Hands-on Teaching" - GHSP Volunteer Megan Coe’s post as featured...
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Joining Fellow Health Workers, GHSP Volunteer MaryAnne Fights HIV Stigma

The number one cause of death in Malawi is HIV/AIDS....
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GHSP Volunteer and Counterpart Supporting and Learning from Each Other

As a GHSP internal medicine and pulmonary physician in Tanzania,...
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Ebola Update

"The thing we need most is people....The right people, the...
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Watch the Google+ Hangout!

In case you missed the Google+ Hangout hosted by Seed...
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Google+ Hangout on August 5th!

Are you curious about what is it like to serve...
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GW SMHS MEFS: Newsletter – July 24, 2014: Global Health Service Partnership

Seed Global Health Senior Advisor Dr. Fitzhugh Mullan shares successes...
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GHSP 2013-2014 Photos!

Click here to see photos from GHSP's inaugural year!
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Nelson Mandela Day!

Today we celebrate Nelson Mandela Day! We, like Mandela, believe...
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GHSP Class I Builds a Strong Foundation for GHSP Class II

We are thrilled to announce the new class of Global...
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Medical Education in Crisis: Training Doctors Without Faculty

"Medical Education in Crisis: Training Doctors Without Faculty" - GHSP...
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What I’m Learning as a Nurse in Malawi

"What I’m Learning as a Nurse in Malawi" - GHSP nurse...
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IntraHealth Interantional: Karen Blyth on Why Nurses Need Training and Mentorship

Image Courtesy of Intrahealth International Karen Blyth's article on IntraHealth...
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Celebrating nurses, midwives and their students who change lives

Through our partnership with the Peace Corps, the Global Health...
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Humanosphere: Eight Facts About Health Workers and The Brain Drain

Image Courtesy of Humanosphere As featured on Humanosphere, "Eight Facts...
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Investing in Health Workers Today Means More Lives Tomorrow

"Investing in Health Workers Today Means More Lives Tomorrow" -...
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"Heart" - Global Health Service Partnership Physician Volunteer Ari Hoffman's...
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Guest Blogger Volunteer Brittney Sullivan: Mzuzu, Markets, and my Friends

“ Mzuzu, Markets, and my Friends” – GHSP Volunteer Brittney Sullivan’s...
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TEDx Boston – Reflecting on Our Work

Seed Global Health CEO, Dr. Vanessa Kerry reflects on her...
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