The Peace Corps, the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and the Global Health Service Corps recently launched an innovative public-private partnership to place nurses, physicians and other health professionals as adjunct faculty in medical or nursing schools overseas. The goal of the partnership is to address health professional shortages by investing in capacity and building support for existing medical and nursing education programs in less-developed countries.
The new Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP) program is now accepting applications for potential volunteers. The program will place U.S. medical and nursing educators in several partner countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Program developers hope to make a lasting contribution to regional health systems, and to provide immediate relief of teaching shortages in institutions partnered with the effort. Volunteers accepted into the GHSP will be provided loan repayment stipends through the Global Health Service Corps (GHSC), and monthly benefits through the Peace Corps. The inaugural group of participants will be deployed in July 2013 to medical schools in Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda.
The deadline to submit applications is October 2012.