Seeking Physicians for the Global Health Service Partnership

Seeking Physicians for the Global Health Service Partnership

Dear Colleagues,
I would like to share a unique international opportunity you to disperse within your departments to faculty, residents, and anyone who you think would be interested.

The Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP), Seed Global Health’s flagship program with the Peace Corps and the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), partners with countries in sub-Saharan Africa to tackle critical health care provider shortages by sending U.S. physicians to serve as volunteer educators and work alongside local faculty to educate and mentor the next generation of medical professionals. Over the past 3 years, our Physician Educators taught 187 courses and trainings to over 5,000 faculty, residents, and students in 10 medical schools in East Africa.
GHSP is currently accepting applications from U.S. physicians interested in serving as visiting faculty at medical schools in Liberia, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda beginning in summer 2017. GHSP is an opportunity to make a lasting impact in strengthening health care delivery in resource-limited settings. By helping train the next generation of local physicians, GHSP Physician Educators make a sustainable investment in improving health outcomes in areas with the greatest need.
GHSP Physician Educators make a one-year commitment as Peace Corps Response Volunteers and receive the following benefits during service:

  • Eligibility for up to $30,000 in debt repayment awards per year of service from Seed Global Health to reduce financial barriers to participation,
  • Monthly living stipends,
  • Housing at placement sites,
  • Transportation to and from country of service,
  • Opportunities to serve with his/her spouse,
  • Comprehensive medical care ,
  • Malpractice coverage,
  • Vacation days,
  • Readjustment allowance.

Eligibility requirements for service with the GHSP are as follows:

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Board Eligibility or Certification
  • An active U.S. medical license
Sadath Sayeed [Email]

Countries in sub-Saharan Africa 

Contacts N/A 
Program Type

Training or Education

Funding Type




Global Health Topics

Emergency Medicine, Health Systems, Non-Communicable Diseases, Public Health


Medical students (MD)

Program Length

Flexible, depending on the individuals interests and needs

VU Affiliation

The program is affiliated with Vanderbilt.


The program does not have a language requirement.