Following a report from Amnesty International that 17,000 health workers had died on account of the COVID pandemic. Seed Global Health CEO, Dr. Vanessa Kerry authored the following opinion piece that was published by CNN on March 16, 2021. Last Thursday marked one year since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Covid-19 a global pandemic. The statistics on lives lost are heartbreaking. The reports of economic and labor disruptions are staggering. For decades to come families will bear these impacts; from the empty seat at the dining room table to devastating medical bills and lost wages. Among the many casualties of Covid, you’ll find an underreported but alarming danger: Last week, health workers’ deaths due to the pandemic reached the gruesome milestone of 17,000 across 70 countries. According to Amnesty International, this equates to a health worker dying from Covid-19 every 30 minutes. A hollowed-out health corps will haunt societies … Read More
Our hearts and thoughts are with our colleagues, the patients, and the community affected by today’s fire at Mangochi District Hospital in Mangochi, Malawi. Our friends at Mangochi have been our partners and our inspiration as we’ve worked side-by-side, and while we are thankful our visiting faculty at Mangochi are safe, our hearts break for this nightmare our local colleagues have had to endure. Through our Malawi country director, we will be on the ready to support their recovery in any way feasible. Increasing access to quality maternal and pediatric care has been a hallmark of Mangochi District Hospital, and we will support our friends and counterparts at Mangochi as they continue to provide the best care possible, even in the face of this tragedy.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 5, 2017 CONTACT: Zack Langway, Seed Global Health, 617.336.1661, firstname.lastname@example.org SEED GLOBAL HEALTH JOINS FRONTLINE HEALTH WORKERS COALITION BOSTON, MA (April 5, 2017) – Seed Global Health, led by Dr. Vanessa Kerry, has joined the Frontline Health Workers Coalition, bringing to the collaborative organization Seed’s experience and expertise at strengthening medical and nursing education to support a stable supply of doctors, midwives and nurses in countries with significant need. Since its founding in 2011, Seed Global Health has placed 155 physician and nurse volunteer educators across 21 medical and nursing specialties in partner facilities across Liberia, Malawi, Swaziland, Tanzania, and Uganda. Those educators have taught more than 450 courses, working alongside local faculty on academic curricula, course design, and teaching techniques. “We are excited to join the Frontline Health Workers Coalition, a group of respected academic, nonprofit, … Read More
Eunice Kimunai, PhD, MPH describes her experience as a Kenyan working in Tanzania as a 2014 GHSP Nurse Educator.
Applications Now Being Accepted for 2016-2017 Global Health Service Partnership Volunteer Positions.
Today during a World AIDS Day event at the White House, Secretary of State John Kerry announced the U.S. government’s commitment to invest additional resources in the Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP), a unique public-private partnership between the Peace Corps, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the nonprofit Seed Global Health.
The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is making good on this year’s World AIDS Day theme – Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-free Generation. PEPFAR is now focusing its resources on areas hardest hit by HIV/AIDS and on evidencebased programs to deliver on the promise of an AIDS-free generation.
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Seed Global Health (Seed) announced today that all Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP) Volunteers will be eligible to become Massachusetts General Hospital Fellows in Global Clinical Education.
Seed Global Health and Gradian Health Systems today announced a new partnership designed to improve the training of anesthesia providers in Uganda as part of their ongoing efforts to help tackle the dire shortage of health care professionals worldwide.