SEEK Global Health Initiative (GHI)
One existing collaboration between the SEEK program and the Ford Motor Company Center for Global Citizenship is focused on global health. SEEK is assisting the Ford Center's Global Health Initiative (GHI) in creating meaningful partnerships between industry, non-profit donors and academia to develop products that address health issues facing underserved communities. In August 2006, GHI's first set of partners secured a four-year, $4.9 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) to research and develop two affordable diagnostic devices for the HIV virus plaguing developing countries. SEEK curriculum will incorporate the challenges faced by GHI in producing and distributing these products in the developing world.
For more information on the Global Health Initiative, please visit their Web site.