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Global Health Service Partnership
The Global Health Service Partnership’s (GHSP) goal is to contribute to increasing clinical care capacity and to growing stronger health sectors by deploying medical and nursing educators. The Partnership is committed to provider training and capacity building, planting the seeds for a sustainable impact on global health care delivery.
Applications to deploy in July 2014 are due November 1, 2013. Location will either be Malawi, Tanzania, or Uganda and is dependant on matching need with specialty.
ELIGIBILITY: Physicians must be Board eligible or board certified and nurses must have a BSN with an MPH, or an MSN, APRN, DNP, PhD and/or a CNS and a minimum of 3 years experience in a clinical specialty. Both physicians and nurses have to have an active license in the United States (and will have to meet in-country licensing requirements as well).
SPOUSE TRAVEL: Spouses may either apply to be GHSP Volunteers as well or Peace Corps Response Volunteers. At the moment, GHSP does not offer options for families to participate, although this may change in the future.
For the 2013-2014 session, Volunteers are working with counterparts from the 11 following site:
-Malawi: Mzuzu University, Kamuzu College of Nursing, University of Malawi College of Medicine (Malawi)
-Tanzania: Bugando Medical Center (BMC), BMC Sengerema Designated District Hospital, Mirembe School of Nursing, MVUMI Clinical Officer Training School, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Services (MUHAS)
-Uganda: Gulu University, Constituent College of Lira, Mbarara University of Science and Technology
Sites may change for the 2014-2105 year.
GHSP Volunteers in this one-year placement are Peace Corps Response Volunteers and as such receive monthly living stipends, transportation to and from their country of service, comprehensive medical care, vacation days, and readjustment allowance. In addition, through loan and debt repayment of up to $30,000, Seed Global Health reduces the barriers for the highest-qualified candidates to participate in the GHSP program.
Meals Provided: N
Teaching Opportunity: Y
Religious Affiliation: N
Seed Global Health and the Peace Corps work to secure housing and transportation options for Volunteers. Living arrangements change depending on the site. GHSP Participants are assured safe housing close to their assigned locations.
Spouse/Partner/Family Permitted: Y
Available for Faculty/Resident: N
Patient Care: Y
NGO Profile Info:
Seed Global Health
Seed Global Health strives to build a world with greater health equity by working with the Peace Corps and partner countries to meet their long-term healthcare human resource needs in medical and nursing education. With the Peace Corps, Seed Global Health recruits and sends U.S. physicians and nurses to mentor and work with counterparts and educators in resource-limited settings. Seed Global Health is the first nonprofit to partner with the Peace Corps creating the Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP), a unique public-private collaboration. Seed Global Health is also partnered with Massachusetts General Hospital Center of Global Health. Seed Global Health offers debt repayment for educational debt and other encumbrances to make service possible for excellent candidates.
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