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Project HOPE is working to improve maternal and newborn care in Papa, Hungary.

In 2015, Project HOPE launched a three-year program in Papa, Hungary: Improving Maternal and Newborn Care. This initiative addresses the most important aspects of newborn and maternal care identified as priority needs. Year 1 focuses on newborn resuscitation and coordination of maternal and newborn health services in a continuum of care between different healthcare levels. Year 2 emphasizes 24-hour rooming-in and breastfeeding management and hospital infection control. Year 3 will concentrate on cesarean section indications, and prevention and management of post-operative complications.

In 2014 the Better Newborn Care for Papa Region of Hungary was initiated to further contribute in improving child health in the Papa region of Hungary by strengthening the primary health care providers and families newborn care capacities.

In 2012 Project HOPE, with the support of University Children’s Hospital of Krakow, partnered with the Earl Esterhazy Hospital in Papa, Hungary to implement the Pediatric Respiratory Diseases Management program. This program worked to contribute to lowering the burden of respiratory disease among children in the Papa region of Hungary by providing continuing medical education for health care providers involved with both in-patient and out-patient pediatric care.

History

Project HOPE has been working in Hungary since 1992, when HOPE began training senior-level managers from health care facilities in policy analysis, human resource management and financial analysis. Also in the 1990s HOPE collaborated with the Ministries of Health and Education, university system and professional nursing associations in Hungary to help reform and improve nursing education. These efforts included establishing a Nursing Clinical Center of Excellence to serve as a national model of clinical practice and to provide an appropriate professional environment for clinical education.

In 1998 Project HOPE administered a breast cancer awareness campaign. From 2006 to 2009, HOPE conducted a continuing professional development program for top health care managers and health policy makers in Hungary.

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