Training 5,000 Health Professionals in Sub-Saharan Africa

Maternal and child mortality rates are highest, and life expectancy is shortest, in countries with dire shortages of nurses, physicians, and other trained health professionals. According to the World Health Organization, there will be a global shortage of 18 million health workers by 2030. These shortages contribute to two standards of health care in the world and for many that means dying of preventable and treatable diseases.

Photos by Seed Global Health.

Program Objectives

Takeda's partnership with Seed Global Health aims to help remedy the shortage of skilled health care professionals in Sub-Saharan Africa, helping to build sustainable health systems where there is a critical need. Seed Global Health works with partner institutions and governments in this geographic area to support the education, training, and mentorship of 5,000 health professionals, including doctors, nurses, and midwives.

PARTNER: Seed Global Health
BUDGET: 500 million yen
TERM: 5 years
LAUNCH: 2018-19
AREA: Sub-Saharan Africa




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