What We Do
Seed Global Health develops powerful partnerships to strengthen health systems globally. We work together with the Peace Corps as the Global Health Service Partnership, a public-private collaboration investing in local capacity and human capital for better health care in resource-limited countries. We collaborate with our flagship academic partner, Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Global Health, for infrastructure and program support.
The Peace Corps has a rich 50+ year history of deploying Americans in service as volunteers. Global Health Service Partnership Volunteers will expand Peace Corps healthcare efforts to clinical education and direct care.
Seed Global Health brings expertise in medical and nursing education and rich knowledge of clinical education in developing countries. Seed Global Health provides site selection support, applicant recruitment and screening, orientation and training, field support, and monitoring and evaluation as well as stipend support to trainees.
Seed Global Health assists the Peace Corps in selecting nursing and medical schools for deployment. With experience and knowledge to identify core components of an effective teaching site, Seed Global Health leadership partrners with site faculty to meet local expectations successfully.
Recruitment and Screening
Seed Global Health contributes technical expertise and deep connections with nursing and medical schools and health professional associations for recruitment and screening of volunteers. Seed Global Health leadership has long-standing relationships with the medical and nursing communities and can help collaborate to reach the best applicants for placement.
Orientation and Training
To prepare the new volunteers for their year of service, Seed Global Health specifically provides training on the practice of medicine and nursing under conditions of resource scarcity, and familiarizes volunteers with the local burdens of disease that are quite different from those in many parts of the US.
Once in the field, the volunteers need support, mentorship and supervision to help meet their ongoing clinical education expectations and obligations. Seed Global Health provides clinical mentorship and resources to support these individuals in the field. Resources may include electronic access to journals, up-to-date data and other clinical resources. Additionally, Seed Global Health provides volunteers with access to an experienced panel of clinicians and educators to assist with issues/challenges.
Monitoring and Evaluation
The GHSP model is novel in its approach to build capacity through medical education. The program requires monitoring and evaluation on multiple levels. Seed Global Health has developed robust qualitative and quantitative measures and indicators to assess the merits of the program. Lessons learned will inform future planning and growth of the GHSP.
Seed Global Health provides loan repayment to eligible individuals through private philanthropy. The goal of this support is to encourage service by the best-qualified individuals, including those who may have financial constraints to service. Seed Global Health provides stipends up to $30,000 (amount is subject to change) to individuals with documented debt to assist with loan repayment.