Project HOPE responded to the massive 2015 earthquakes in Nepal by immediately deploying a team of medical volunteers to help survivors and coordianting the delivery of multiple shipments of urgently needed medicines. Our work in Nepal continues with a new long-term program to bring better health to mothers and children impacted by the earthquake.
In the aftermath of the two massive earthquakes that hit Nepal in 2015, Project HOPE:
- Sent 15 medical volunteers who helped care for 1,522 patients in the immediate aftermath of the earthquakes
- Delivered more than $15.8 million of urgently needed medicines and supplies
- Beneiftted 231,976 patients with donated medicines and supplies
- Initiated a long-term program to improve the health of women and children impacted by the earthquakes
Project HOPE has a long history of responding to disasters, including major earthquakes in Haiti, Japan, Indonesia, China and Armenia.
Project HOPE's history in Nepal includes the delivery of crucial medical care and health education to remote areas of Nepal during the U.S. Air Force humanitarian mission Pacific Angel (PACANGEL) in 2012.
21-year-old Pramila was pregnant with her second child and was anxious. Her first delivery was a fearful experience because she didn’t have the medical support she needed.
New program will increase access to maternal, neonatal and child health services, especially of the marginalized and underserved populations in Nepal.
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