February 24, 2014 - The Daytona Beach News-Journal
From responding to natural disasters to supplying health facilities to implementing programs that allow Ministries of Health to leverage their limited budgets, Project HOPE’s Humanitarian Assistance programs work worldwide to provide resources where they are needed most. Our strategy is to provide emergency support leading to long-term health programs addressing gaps and needs. Our emergency missions provide medical care to people who need it with volunteer doctors and nurses, update the knowledge and skills of local providers, help to rehabilitate health facilities, and provide essential medicines and supplies.
An integral part of Project HOPE’s programs to promote high quality health care around the world is supplying much needed medical equipment and pharmaceuticals. On average we ship commodities worth $200 million every year. Our team of logistics specialists, pharmacists, and medical doctors work with local health officials to select product and rigorously follow protocols to ensure that supplied commodities are properly used and the service providers are properly trained on their use. The HOPE supply chain management team handles the receipt, warehousing, and distribution of these commodities using state-of-the-art technology and systems. Project HOPE is well known for its stringent monitoring and reporting guidelines, receiving high marks in this regard from donor and funding agencies like the U.S. State Department and PQMD.
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.