Seed Global Health launched in August 2011 as Global Health Service Corps. The name change to Seed Global Health reflects a commitment to cultivating stronger, sustainable health systems. Seed Global Health is sowing the seeds for improved healthcare globally.
The Global Health Service Partnership is a public-private partnership between Seed Global Health and the Peace Corps. In July 2013 the first cohort of Global Health Service Partnership Peace Corps Volunteers will deploy to Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda.
Between 2003 and 2009, the number of university based global health programs has more than quadrupled from 8 to over 40 such programs
The World Health Organization estimates there is a critical shortage of 2.4 million doctors, nurses and midwives in 57 countries around the world
53% of the U.S. public already believes that improving education aid to developing countries should be a top priority for the President and Congress
Sub-Saharan Africa has 24% of the global burden of disease, but only 3% of the global health workforce and only 1% of the world’s health expenditure
60% of global mortality is from non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and cancer; 80% of those deaths are in low- and middle- income countries
Percent of women attending a prenatal clinic in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa were found to be HIV-positive
Africa has only 2.3 health workers per 1,000 people; Southeast Asia has only 43 per 1,000 people. The Americas have on average 24.7 per 1,000 people and Europe 18.9
In 2005, 53 of the 60 countries that account for 94% of child deaths were NOT on track to reach the Millennium Development Goal to reduce child mortality
Preventable causes account for 73% of deaths in children under 5: pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria, neonatal pneumonia or sepsis, preterm delivery, and asphyxia at birth