Project HOPE Shares Proven Results
More than 2,500 global health practitioners, world leaders, activists, public and private organizations, members of academia and researchers gathered to discuss global health's goals and metrics at the Global Health Council's 37th Annual International Conference in Washington D.C. Of course Project HOPE was there, spotlighting successful implementations of health education and humanitarian assistance programs.
Helping to open the event with a panel discussion on "Delivering Sustainable Health Solutions World Wide," HOPE continued to follow the theme of the event, goals and metrics, by highlighting four key programs at its booth located at #503.
- Tuberculosis Control in Malawi - TB case fatality rate decreased from 22% in 2005 to less than 15% in 2007. TB treatment success among new smear positive cases increased from 76% in 2005 to 83% in 2007. Learn More
- Maternal and Child Health in Indonesia - From 2005 to 2009, women whose last delivery was attended by a trained health provider increased from 44% to 78%, and newborns breastfed within 1 hour of delivery increased from 15% to 62%. Learn More
- Diabetes Education in Mexico - Among school children, the obesity rate decreased from 13% in 2008 to 10% in 2009, and exercising 60 minutes per day increased from 0% in 2008 to 58%, even during flu outbreaks! Learn More
- Gifts-In-Kind in Macedonia - Donated medicines and medical supplies are strengthening the health system, resulting in $4.4 million in annual savings that can now be utilized for other critical needs in 41 health facilities. Learn More
In addition, HOPE program staff from China presented results from two successful programs at poster sessions. Impact of PALS Outreach Training: Eight Year Experience from China - presented by Yan Zhou, Nursing Program Director, illustrates how children's lives are being saved through building capacity in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) in the health care setting in China and Comprehensive Training Program to Prevent VAP in Children - presented by Dr. Lijuan Fu, Director of Cardiac Department at Shanghai Children's Medical Center, explains how a low cost chest physical therapy reduces incidence of Ventilation Associated Pneumonia (VAP.)
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