GHSP Class I Builds a Strong Foundation for GHSP Class II

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We are thrilled to announce the new class of Global Health Service Partnership Volunteers has arrived in Washington DC for orientation. This class of 42 volunteers is made up of a remarkable group of US physicians and nurses. They come from 22 states from around the US, range in age from their late twenties to late sixties, represent myriad specialties including obstetrics and gynecology, anesthesia, surgery, and mental health, and eight are returned Peace Corps Volunteers eager to apply their clinical experience in service. They are made up of 19 physicians and 23 nurses who will return to our partner sites in Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda. We are proud that three are first year GHSP volunteers who have decided to continue for a second year. These 42 volunteers will build on our extraordinary first year. We just returned from our … Read More

Medical Education in Crisis: Training Doctors Without Faculty

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“Medical Education in Crisis: Training Doctors Without Faculty” – GHSP physician educator, Steven Humphrey’s, post as featured on AM Rounds, the official blog of AAMC’s journal, Academic Medicine, on May 15, 2014: Not so long ago, I retired from the practice of cardiology and clinical teaching in the US. I’m now serving as a volunteer in the Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP), which aims to bring faculty to medical and nursing schools in resource-limited settings globally. Mullan and Kerry describe the GHSP in their recently published article. My post is a large national medical school in Tanzania, where I have been teaching internal medicine and cardiology for the past year. The enormity of the medical education crisis in Tanzania is hard to fathom. Read More

What I’m Learning as a Nurse in Malawi

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“What I’m Learning as a Nurse in Malawi” – GHSP nurse volunteer, Brittany Sullivan’s, post as featured on Sigma Theta Tau International’s Reflections on Nursing Leadership on May 13, 2014: Joining the Peace Corps and the Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP) program seemed like a natural progression in my nursing career. I have had a growing interest in global health since high school, and with each trip to Central America or Africa, my passion intensifies to serve those most vulnerable. The opportunity to build capacity—rather than provide a Band-Aid solution during short stints of providing care to patients—is what really intrigued me about joining GHSP as a lecturer of nursing at a Malawian university, where I’m now working. Read More

Guest Blogger Volunteer Brittney Sullivan: Mzuzu, Markets, and my Friends

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“ Mzuzu, Markets, and my Friends” – GHSP Volunteer Brittney Sullivan’s post as featured on “Brittney’s Adventures” on  September 18, 2013: Life in Mzuzu is taking shape quite nicely, and some semblance of routine is starting to pick up. That being said, I’ve still only taught one “official class” to First Year students. I did also volunteer at a Pediatric Palliative Care day at the Mzuzu Central Hospital (with my stellar nurse who oriented me, Elijah) which was a lot of fun. I taught a small group of parents about pediatric congenital and acquired cardiac diseases which I think went well! They had lots of questions, and seemed very interested to learn danger signs and symptoms, and how to best care for their child when he/she is doing well. I’m thankful for all of the great innovations available in the US for … Read More