Seed Global Health Joins the Frontline Health Workers Coalition

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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, and private sector advocates, who share our vision for a future in which every country has a robust health workforce that is able to meet the needs of its population,” said Seed Global Health CEO Dr. Vanessa Kerry.

“Skilled providers are the backbone of health care systems,” noted Dr. Kerry, who both leads Seed and serves as a physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, “We need greater investment in and advocacy for the people who ensure healthier communities and a healthier world.”

Launched in 2012, the Frontline Health Workers Coalition (FHWC) is an alliance of 39 United States-based organizations working together to urge greater and more strategic U.S. and global investment in frontline health workers in developing countries as a cost-effective way to save lives and foster a healthier, safer and more prosperous world.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Seed Global Health into the Frontline Health Workers Coalition,” remarked FHWC Director Vince Blaser, “and to collaborate with them to advocate for a strengthening the global health workforce so that essential health services can be delivered to all those who currently lack access.”