Project HOPE was founded on the willingness of doctors, nurses and other medical volunteers to travel the globe on a floating hospital ship - the SS HOPE - to provide medical care, health education and humanitarian assistance to people in need.
Today, medical volunteers for HOPE participate in both ship-based care in partnership with the U.S. Navy, as well as land-based missions to provide medical assistance to those in need around the world.
Our volunteers have been a part of major disaster relief efforts over recent years including work in Southeast Asia after the 2004 Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina medical relief care in the Gulf States in 2005, relief work immediately following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and relief efforts in Japan in 2011. Our volunteers also participate in annual health education and humanitarian assistance missions in Latin America, West Africa and the Oceania region. The generosity and support of our volunteers is truly inspiring enabling us to respond not only to immediate natural disasters, but change people’s lives for the long-term with health education and lifesaving vaccinations.
India: Team-based volunteer outreach engagements for 2013
Now recruiting U.S. nurse and health care provider teams to support two hospitals in Vijayawada, India (Andrej Pradesh) to teach, train, build capacity, and provide for educational exchange opportunities. Locations are the NRI Academy of Sciences Teaching Hospital and the ASRAM Medical College Hospital.
Physician Faculty and ESL Teachers Needed in Shanghai, China
Project HOPE is recruiting U.S. physicians for Shanghai, China to volunteer, as faculty, to train medical students in basic medicine and the physical sciences. Also recruiting qualified ESL teachers to teach first year medical students comprehensive English.
Health of Women and Children in the Dominican Republic
Team-based volunteer outreach engagements for 2013
Now recruiting volunteer teams to support the Five-Star Strategy in the Monte Plata and Herrera clinics for Project HOPE’s Health of Women and Children global health program.
Haiti Physician Specialists
Physician Specialists needed immediatley for Hôpital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti to fill chronic personnel gaps at the hospital and help strengthen the health system.
Cameroon Medical Training Program
Project HOPE is recruiting French-speaking health care volunteers for 3+ week rotations to support clinical skills improvement of local health care workers at the Maria Rosa Nsisim Medical and Surgical Foundation.
Ghana Emergency Medicine Collaborative
Recruiting board-certified physicians and nurses with specialization in emergency medicine or critical care for 3-4 week rotations at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Ghana.
How Our Funds Are Used
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