The World Health Organization estimates a global shortage of skilled health professionals will increase to 18 million by 2030. This shortage creates two standards of care in the world, resulting in: the unnecessary death of individuals; increasing the risk of global pandemic outbreaks; exacerbating economic and political instability; and creating a perpetual cycle of foreign aid dependency stifling country autonomy. Sub-Saharan Africa alone bears 75 percent of the global burden of HIV and 25 percent of the world’s overall global burden of disease, yet only has 3 percent of the global health workforce.

Seed Global Health is unique in its approach by focusing on the education and training of doctors, nurses and midwives to support a future in which every country has a robust health workforce that is able to meet the health needs of its population.

Seed places skilled and qualified Educators in visiting faculty roles at partner institutions for a minimum of one academic year to help meet critical training priorities identified by partners. Seed Educators work with local partners to teach critical skills and building the capacity of rising practitioners and their clinics, communities, and country health systems.

Applications for the 2019-2020 academic year will open in early Fall 2018. Please subscribe to our mailing list to receive information about future opportunities and contact us here.

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Applications to be a 2019 – 2020 Seed Educator are now open. Applicants can follow the links below to submit an application online. Note that you will be required to write two short essays and attach a CV/resume in PDF or Word Document format before you submit your application.


Completed applications and supporting documents will be reviewed by our Clinical Teams and applicants who best meet the qualifications will be invited to a video conference interview.

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Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for almost 80% of the global total of new HIV infections.

The World Health Organization estimates that there will be a critical shortage of 18 million doctors, nurses and midwives by 2030.

There are no medical schools in 6 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.