Project HOPE helps train the staff necessary to operate hospitals, clinics and community health programs in the poorest regions of the world. Programs range from the training of community health promoters in areas such as primary care, reproductive health, and maternal and children’s health, to the establishment of highly specialized, tertiary care postgraduate medical programs in fields such as nursing and health professional continuing education.
We use a “train the trainer” methodology in which local health professionals are taught how to teach others what they have learned in HOPE’s programs. This approach has resulted in more than 2 million health care workers trained over the course of our history.
Dr Venko Filipce, one of the head neurosurgeons at the University Clinic for Neurosurgery in Skopje, Macedonia, recently helped Project HOPE assess the need for surgical services in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.