Commitments Following White House Covid Summit

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On September 22, 2021, Seed Global Health (Seed) was honored to participate in the White House Covid Summit hosted on the sidelines of the 76th United Nations General Assembly. The summit brought together world leaders, the private sector, multilateral organizations, and health experts in an effort to accelerate and coordinate the response to COVID-19. We are grateful for the many prominent voices that joined in solidarity and called for urgent action to vaccinate the world and put an end to the pandemic. The challenge now is to transform the collective good intention into a bold and concrete plan. As President Biden challenged the world, we must all think bigger and more audaciously. We have all the tools, funding, and know-how to vaccinate the world and improve health —what has been lacking is the political will. While many important pledges were … Read More

Statement from Dr. Vanessa Kerry on the White House Covid Summit

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE To Save Lives, Build Back Stronger And Vaccinate The World, Increased Vaccine Supply Should Be Complimented by Human Resources For Health Including Investment Targets for Health Worker Training, Protection, And Retention   “On behalf of Seed Global Health and our partners in Malawi, Sierra Leone, Uganda, and Zambia, I want to thank the White House for its global leadership in Covid vaccine commitments and for convening this summit on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. COVID has highlighted the profound importance of a well-distributed, equipped health workforce to care for patients, to prevent disease and to put shots in arms. In just the context of the global vaccine roll-out, research estimates that for every $1 allocated to vaccine production, $5 is needed for delivery, with the majority cost being associated with health worker training, support, … Read More

CNN Opinion: Covid triggered another crisis

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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

Statement on Mangochi District Hospital Fire

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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.

Seed Global Health Joins the Frontline Health Workers Coalition

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 5, 2017 CONTACT: Zack Langway, Seed Global Health, 617.336.1661, 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

On World AIDS Day, Peace Corps’ Global Health Service Partnership to Expand

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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.

New U.S. Government Initiatives Accelerate Efforts to End the Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic PEPFAR Focuses on Strategic Partnerships and Smart Investments to Achieve an AIDS-free Generation

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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.