Four Grads to Global Health Service Partnership

The UC San Francisco School of Nursing is thrilled to announce that four of our graduates have been selected to participate in the Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP). The students selected and their placements include: Ashley Ramirez, MS PNP RN—Kamuzu College of Nursing, Malawi; Casey Jones, MS CNS RN—Muni University, Uganda; Pamela Jones PhD RN—University of Dodoma, Tanzania; and Anneka Hooft MD MPH—University of Malawi, College of Medicine. Assignments are one year long and are very well supported through the efforts of Peace Corps and Seed Global Health.

Left to right: Ashley Ramirez, MS, PNP, RN; Casey Jones, MS, CNS, RN; Pamela Jones, PhD RN; and Anneka Hooft MD, MPH

This public-private collaboration between Seed Global Health, the Peace Corps, and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) was established in 2012. GHSP program is a novel federal initiative addressing vast shortages of health professionals in many parts of the world and is committed to helping increase clinical care capacity and strengthen health systems in resource-limited settings by cultivating the next generation of local doctors and nurses.

The program places U.S. health professionals alongside local medical and nursing faculty counterparts to meet the teaching needs identified at each partner institution.

In the launch year of 2012-2013, GHSP placed 30 doctors and nurses at eleven training institutions in each of its three partner countries: Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda. For the 2014-2015 program, 42 GHSP clinical educators worked at thirteen sites across Malawi, Tanzania, and Uganda.

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