Effective policy is essential to nurturing the supportive context required for health professionals to provide the best possible care. From the integration of EMTCT into national HIV/AIDS strategies to the prioritization of women and girls as key populations for addressing health inequity, we’ve seen time and time again that supportive policy can be the catalyst that allows capacity building, practice improvement, and human-centered innovation to reach maximum scale and maximum impact. Policy is one of three major pillars of Seed Global Health’s new 5-year strategy. The decision is very intentional. We firmly believe that engaging policymakers and institutional policy influencers can and will help to redefine the value of health with human potential and skill at the core. Building health capacity and healthcare leadership requires human expertise at all levels. But whether in the clinic or the classroom, skilled health … Read More
By Dr. Vanessa Kerry, CEO, Seed Global Health Here’s to World Health Worker Week! You might not be familiar with this important holiday, but you should be. There is a crisis in the global health workforce. Right now, there is a gap of more than 8 million health workers globally. And if we do nothing, we will face a shortage of 18 million health workers by 2030. That’s 18 million people who will not be delivering babies, giving vaccinations, treating diseases like Zika, nor conducting surgeries. They simply will not exist in the health workforce. While many efforts have done incredible work to improve health – training community health workers, increasing access to medications and building new facilities – there has been less focus on the skilled doctors, nurses and midwives who are needed to support those frontline and community … Read More
Shortly after she began working as a GHSP volunteer in Tanzania, Dr. Esther Johnston found a baby lying dead on the ward. Dr. Johnston was dismayed to learn that … that the medical students she was teaching had not been fully trained in neonatal resuscitation.
Physician Educator Stephen Humphrey, a cardiologist with nearly 40 years of clinical and teaching experience, worked with his faculty counterpart, Dr. Pilly Chillo, to enhance cardiology training and services at MUHAS in many ways.
Dr. Kiran Mitha came to Gulu University in northern Uganda with a passion both to teach and to learn. As a pediatrician with a commitment to global health, Mitha chose to enlist as a GHSP Volunteer because…