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Project HOPE was founded on the willingness of doctors, nurses and other medical volunteers to travel the globe on a floating hospital ship - the SS HOPE- to provide medical care, health education and humanitarian assistance to people in need. While we now operate land-based programs in more than 35 countries, Project HOPE, in a unique partnership with the U.S. Navy, has again returned to sending medical volunteers on board ships around the world to provide medical assistance, health education programs, vaccinations and humanitarian assistance.
From our work with tsunami relief in Southeast Asia, to Hurricane Katrina relief in the Gulf States and earthquake relief in Haiti in 2010, to annual health education and humanitarian assistance missions to Latin America, West Africa and the Oceania region, our annual Humanitarian mission have enabled us to respond not only to immediate natural disasters, but change people’s lives for the long-term with health education and life saving vaccinations.
Since partnering with the U.S. Navy in early 2005 to provide tsunami relief, Project HOPE has participated in more than 20 humanitarian assistance health education missions with the U.S. military sending more than 1,000 HOPE volunteers. These missions have:
Project HOPE has since expanded its volunteer program to land-based missions, this year working in Liberia, Ghana and Cameroon.