Project HOPE is addressing the burdens of hypertension and diabetes in South Africa through health system strengthening and improving quality of care.
Project HOPE in South Africa
What's New in South Africa
Heroes of the Northern Cape: Stories from the Front Lines of South Africa’s Battle with Diabetes
Diabetes is the second-most common cause of death in South Africa. Lifestyle and diet choices are fueling the problem, but the country’s overburdened public health system is having trouble dealing with the nearly 10,000 new cases diagnosed each month. In the isolated Northern Cape province, diabetes treatment is especially hard to come by. With help from local healthcare professionals like Rita Venter, Project HOPE is working to change that.
World Leaders Must Cement Political Commitment to Fight TB
The WHO estimates that a quarter of people in the world have latent tuberculosis – which means they have been infected with the TB bacteria but have not yet developed the disease.
How Vegetable Gardens Are Making Huge Health Strides in South Africa
Patients in South Africa are digging their way to better health in an innovative vegetable garden program that Project HOPE is pioneering to combat non-communicable diseases like diabetes, high cholesterol, and hypertension.
Diabetes is the Global Crisis
Since 1998, Project HOPE has been has been addressing the global explosion of diabetes. Expanding diabetes education which includes dynamic promotion of healthy lifestyle choices to health care professionals in places like India, China, Africa, Latin America and the United States is key to reversing the deadly epidemic of diabetes. Help HOPE in the global diabetes fight.
Eli Lilly Volunteers Support HOPE Centre in South Africa
Project HOPE’s HOPE Centre clinic in South Africa once again benefited from the expertise of Eli Lilly’s Connecting Hearts Abroad volunteer program.