Peace Corps Response and Global Health Service Partnership end relationship 9/30/18

 

Peace Corps World Wide has received the following official announcement from the Peace Corps Response Office for the Global Health Service.

“The Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP), a collaboration between the Peace Corps, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and Seed Global Health, will end in September 2018 for operational reasons.

We have appreciated our strategic partnership and the opportunity to provide highly skilled physician and nurse educators to build health care capacity and strengthen health professional education.”

On its site, Peace Corps described the program:

“The Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP) helps address critical global shortages of health care professionals by sending physicians and nurses to work alongside local faculty to build institutional capacity and help strengthen the quality of medical education.”

Peace Corps World Wide posted this link to the concept paper in 2012: http://peacecorpsworldwide.org/the-partnership-between-global-health-and-peace-corps-response/

The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)  is  funded by the State Department.  Our understanding is that there was a change in the funding by the State Department which led to this termination of the partnership.

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  • There was a special report last night on PBS News Hour profiling a health program in Uganda that had been helped by Peace Corps. Now Peace Corps is withdrawing from that program. I pay attention when interviewees on PBS talk about Peace Corps. The local medical officials seemed quite devastated at that and I tried to find that story on the internet and on PC web site, to no avail. Wondering why.

    Leita Kaldi Davis

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