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.
Vlatko Uzevski joined Project HOPE in 2008 as Program Manager of our Strategic Medical Resupply Program, which helps several countries in Central/Eastern Europe and Africa with donated medicines and medical supplies.
“After the collapse of the Soviet Union and the civil war in Tajikistan, the medical system of Tajikistan was destroyed, including the Republican Tuberculosis Hospital located near the capital, Dushanbe,” explains Jamilya.