Project HOPE collaborates with local institutions to develop a cadre of highly skilled nurses and specialized medical professionals ready to serves China's health needs.
Developing a highly skilled health workforce is a priority for Project HOPE and has been a cornerstone of our programs in China.
Project HOPE partnered with Wuhan University – one of the top ten universities in China – to respond to the growing shortage of highly trained nursing professionals in the country. In 2001, together we established the Wuhan University HOPE School of Nursing, one of our strongest and longest running health workforce programs, which continues today.
From the outset, we prepared faculty to run the nursing curriculum and promoted the school as a national training center for nurses. HOPE has continued to enhance the nursing school’s capacity through faculty training, international collaboration and exchange programs and establishing state-of-the-art learning labs including the:
Nursing Simulation Lab and Research Center,
Nursing Long-Distance E-Learning Center,
Comprehensive Simulated Rehabilitation Center and the
Disaster Preparedness Training Center.
Currently, we are helping the Wuhan University HOPE School of Nursing through the process of becoming an internationally accredited nursing school. We are also implementing a new palliative care program, which trains health professionals on quality end-of-life care and provides patient and family support.
Building on a partnership since 1991, the Wuhan office is also helping to further strengthen and expand China’s health workforce in maternal and child health, burn treatment and care, oncology and orthopedics at the Liuyang People’s Hospital in Hunan province.
Wuhan Office History
Project HOPE’s Wuhan Office opened in 2001 to support the training of nursing professionals through Wuhan University’s HOPE School of Nursing.
Over the years, the Wuhan Office focus expanded to include other initiatives in response to current and emerging needs, such as our HIV/AIDS treatment and care program. This program contributed to the reduction of mortality among people living with HIV/AIDS in the Hubei province.