Seed Global Health strives to strengthen health education and delivery in places facing a dire shortage of health professionals by working with partner countries to meet their long-term healthcare human resource needs.
Seed Global Health works with the Peace Corps and the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through a public-private collaboration called The Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP). Established in 2012, the GHSP program is a novel federal initiative addressing vast shortages of health professionals in many parts of the world.
GHSP is committed to helping increase clinical care capacity and strengthen health systems in resource-limited settings by cultivating the next generation of local doctors and nurses. The program places US health professionals alongside local medical and nursing faculty counterparts to meet the teaching needs identified at each partner institution.
In the launch year of 2012-2013, GHSP placed 30 doctors and nurses at 11 training institutions. In its fourth year, GHSP placed 69 doctors and nurses at 23 training institutions across five partner countries: Malawi, Liberia, Swaziland, Tanzania, and Uganda.
Seed brings rich experience and knowledge of medical and nursing education in resource-limited settings. The Wagner Foundation recognizes the important role of Seed's expertise in site selection and applicant recruitment in addition to coordinating orientation and training, field support, monitoring and evaluation, and debt repayment stipends. Their multi-faceted approach to education, practice, and policy speaks to the Wagner Foundation’s belief that addressing immediate needs is only the beginning; long-term thinking is necessary to alleviate future problems.
Seed Global Health strives to strengthen health education and delivery in places facing a dire shortage of health professionals by working with partner countries to meet their long-term health care human resource needs.