09/09/15 – Cultivating an Idea in Global Health: The Links between Health, Service & Diplomacy

Vanessa Kerry

Join us for the first USC Global Health Lecture Series event of the year! Seed Global Health began as an idea borne from a familiar global health quandary: How to strengthen health education and care delivery in countries where health professionals are scarce?

Today the non-profit is successful and growing. It has sent more than 100 U.S. volunteers to Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda to build healthcare capacity and leverages partnerships, including the Peace Corps, to meet the countries’ long-term health care and human resource needs. The only organization working in this needed space, Seed provides expertise in medical and nursing education as well as loan forgiveness to support volunteers’ service.

This talk will review how Seed evolved from an idea to its current implementation. Co-Founder and CEO Dr. Vanessa Kerry will also discuss how her career both helped—and was impacted by—guiding Seed to fruition. This lecture and lunch are co-sponsored by the USC Institute for Global Health and GlobeMed at USC.

For more information about Seed Global Health, visit seedglobalhealth.org.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Tommy’s Place, Tutor Campus Center
USC University Park Campus