RESPONDING TO DISASTER
Project HOPE is deploying an emergency response team, including medical professionals, to Puerto Rico, which is facing a long period of recovery after Hurricane Maria left millions without power, compromising health facilities, the water system and sanitation services. HOPE’s team will include physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and mental health specialists who will provide emergency care while HOPE’s logistics experts assess needs arising from the damaged health infrastructure. The first contingent will arrive on Saturday followed by other medical volunteers on Monday.
Hurricane Maria raged through the Caribbean islands, causing severe flooding in Puerto Rico, which was declared “a major disaster” zone by the White House, after it was struck on Wednesday by winds of up to 155 mph and torrential rains, causing widespread damage to homes and public buildings and devastating the power grid.
Aiding Victims of Irma and Harvey
Thanks to your support, Project HOPE also responded to hurricanes Harvey and Irma with medical volunteers in clinics in and around Houston and care for elderly and special needs patients displaced by Irma in Florida. HOPE is still in Texas helping patients with hypertension, chronic illnesses and mental health ailments as people try to find a sense of normalcy after the chaos of a monster storm.
Volunteers continue to respond to hurricanes Harvey and Maria.
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Project HOPE has been working in communities throughout the Americas since 1962, when the SS HOPE first docked in Peru. HOPE's long-term programs have ranged from the development of programs on basic health training for mothers to major infrastructure reform and humanitarian assistance in times of natural disaster.
Project HOPE programs are developed in partnership with local counterparts to meet the particular demands of the communities within local constraints and culture.
Improving access to maternal and child health services.
Look past the lush golf courses and gleaming resorts in the travel brochures, and you see the reality of the Dominican Republic — grinding poverty and killer diseases.
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