Project HOPE in the News
Children Fed on Grass, No Medication for Rape Victims: Aid to African Crises Cut Back as Needs Soar
September 23, 2023 – The Wall Street Journal
Nazik Salih, a Sudanese aid worker who has been assisting Ukrainian refugees arriving in Poland as part of her work for U.S.-based charity Project Hope, says her own family received no international humanitarian aid after relatives were forced to flee their home city of Khartoum in early May
Dr. Fauci and Colleagues Await AIDS Relief Reauthorization by Congress
September 18, 2023 – Forbes
Dr. Uche Ralph – Opara, Project HOPE’s deputy chief health officer shares her experience working on PEPFAR-funded HIVE care and treatment programs in Nigeria.
Morocco Good News: Meet One Rescue Team – And Their Dogs- Saving Lives After Earthquake
September 12, 2023 – Good Good Good
Project HOPE, is working alongside SAMU, to begin searching for survivors of the quake and providing medical care to communities closest to the earthquake’s epicenter.
Helping mothers and babies survive childbirth is a personal goal, says Melinda French Gates
September 12, 2023 – Associated Press
Tom Kenyon, chief health officer of Project HOPE, a global health nonprofit which has been funded by the Gates Foundation, lauded the foundation’s long commitment to both research and then the implementation of solutions, which need to be adapted to the most local level.
Morocco Earthquake: Nearly 3,000 killed, search for survivors continues
September 12, 2023 – NewsNation
Nearly 3,000 have died after a magnitude 6.8 quake struck Morocco. Project HOPE, a global health and humanitarian relief organization, is assisting with search and rescue efforts near the earthquake’s epicenter. Chris Skopec, Project HOPE`s executive vice president of global health, joined “NewsNation LIVE” to discuss the greatest challenges rescuers face.
‘Time quickly running out’ in Morocco quake search; death toll over 2,800: Live Updates
September 12, 2023 – USA Today
Borja González de Escalda, vice president of the Spanish medical emergency organization SAMU Foundation – a Project HOPE partner – said residents near the quake’s epicenter are traveling three hours to Marrakech to seek medical treatment they can’t get closer to home.
Bipartisan Lifesaving AIDS Relief Plan At Risk Due to Pro-Life Opposition
September 5, 2023 – Forbes
Dr. Uche Ralph – Opara, Project HOPE’s deputy chief health officer shares her experience working on PEPFAR-funded HIVE care and treatment programs in Nigeria.
Sudan Healthcare Collapsing Amid Conflict
August 30, 2023 – VOA
As Sudan faced challenges of ongoing violence, its healthcare system is on the edge of collapse. VOA speaks with Chessa Latifi, deputy director for emergency preparedness and response with Project HOPE, who describes a collapsing healthcare system in Sudan.
Peace Through Play: Ukrainian Children Find Joy in Moldova Playrooms
August 24, 2023 – Good Good Good
The Moldova Project is a non-governmental organization in Moldova that helps socially vulnerable families build long-term self sufficiency so children can have a safer and happier childhood. The organization, in collaboration with Project HOPE, have built nine playrooms for Ukrainian and Moldovan children.
Franklin makes landfall, brings heavy rain to Dominican Republic and Haiti
August 23, 2023 – Aljazeera
Adib Fletcher, senior regional director for Latin America at Project HOPE, provides insight on the severity of storms due to the climate crisis, and how they are impacting places such as Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Turkish Health Wokers Find Housing in Shipping Containers Following Earthquake
August 10, 2023 – Good Good Good
August 6, 2023 marked the six-month anniversary of two deadly earthquakes rocking Turkey and Syria, where over 60,000 lives have been lost and millions have been displaced by this major event. Project HOPE is just one of many organizations that have been working on the front lines of this crisis since February.
7 Good News Stories About HIV/AIDS To Give You Hope
August 3, 2023 – Good Good Good
HIV Good News: here’s why we’re hopeful against the fight against HIV/AIDS. Five people have gone into remission thanks to advancements in medicine – and a sixth patient may also now be free of HIV.
Meet the Ukranian Refugee Psychologists Providing Mental Health Care To Their Peers
July 27, 2023 – Good Good Good
This piece highlights the psychological support that Project HOPE offers to Ukrainian refugees in Poland through the Zustricz Foundation, and includes insight from Nazik Salih, Regional Team Lead for Project HOPE.
I Am a Sudanese Aid Worker in Poland. The World’s Double Standard in Refugee Response is Blaring
July 26, 2023 – Newsweek
In this op-ed piece, Nazik Salih, Regional Team Lead for Project HOPE, shares her first hand experience as a Sudanese aid worker in Poland, helping Ukrainian refugees, and how the world treats displaced people from different countries.
We failed Sudan in 2004-we cannot let history repeat itself
July 23, 2023 – VOA
Rabih Torbay, recalls his experience working in Darfur in 2004, and the similarities and need to improve the humanitarian crisis in Sudan today.
Intense Fighting in Sudan Ahead of Talks
July 20, 2023 – VOA
As intense fighting continues in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, a health program consultant for Project HOPE sheds light on the dire humanitarian situation for civilians and patients caught in the crossfire.
UNHCR Urges End to Sudan’s Conflict Amid Escalating Violence
July 20, 2023 – VOA
Amidst escalating violence in Khartoum, a health program consultant for Project HOPE, reports in the intensified hostility and the impact it is having to healthcare delivery.
Namibia is Ahead of Schedule in Targets To End HIV/AIDS Epidemic
July 13, 2023 – Good Good Good
Namibia has one of the world’s highest HIV prevalence rates, with an estimated 11.8% of adults living with HIV, according to a 2021 report from UNAIDS. The virus is still the leading cause of death in the country, and women are most impacted by the disease. Dr. Uche Ralph Opara, speaks about Project HOPE’s work in the region.
Natural Disasters Heap More Trauma on Haiti, People Have ‘No Time To Heal’
July 13, 2023 – Latin Times
Dr. Didinu Tamakloe, Haiti country director, speaks about Project HOPE’s response to the crisis and back to back disasters taking place in Haiti.
‘We have no time to heal’: floods followed by earthquake heap more trauma on Haiti
July 11, 2023 – The Guardian
Project HOPE’s, Dr. Tamakloe and Hannah Mackynzie Archer, describe the events taking place in Haiti and the long recovery from disasters such as flash floods, earthquakes and landslides.
Sudan Doctors Struggle as Supplies Run Out Amid Fighting
July 6, 2023 – VOA
A doctor volunteering with Project HOPE, says hospitals in his area are losing patients with gunshot wounds and dialysis patients due to an acute shortage in blood and a general lack of medical supplies.
41 Countries Implement Mental Health & Resiliency Training for Healthcare Workers
July 6, 2023 – Good Good Good
Rawan Hamadeh, program officer for Project HOPE, details the mental health services and training that the organization provides for healthcare workers around the globe.
South Sudan in Focus: Sudan Conflict Pushes Hospitals to Brink; Sudan Protection of Civilians Camp Closed
July 4, 2023 – VOA
Project HOPE’s President and CEO, Rabih Torbay, discusses the health crisis in Sudan and the response that the organization is doing.
Good News: Meet the Doctor Fighting Cholera in Haiti Despite Worsening Conditions
June 29, 2023 – Good Good Good
Dr. Regine Necessaire, the site lead for Project HOPE’s office in Jérémie, Haiti, talks about the long term work that she and Project HOPE is doing in Haiti since the first outbreak of Cholera.
Following Kakhovka Dam Flooding, Helpers Rush To Provide Clean Water to Ukranians
June 22, 2023 – Good Good Good
Project HOPE’s humanitarian teams have distributed necessities like food, water, hygiene products, power sources, and blankets to communities in the heart of the destruction of the Kakhovka Dam.
Global number of displaced children reaches record high
June 20, 2023 – Axios
Rabih Torbay, president and CEO of Project HOPE, provides insight on the reasons why children are being forcibly displaced from their homes with numbers that are at an all time high.
Drop in Giving From 2021 to ’22 Was Among the Steepest Ever, ‘Giving USA’ Found
June 20, 2023 – The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Nonprofits are bracing for a tough fundraising year as the first six months of 2023 demonstrate that donors are holding back their contributions. And with Tuesday’s release of “Giving USA,” the annual estimate of contributions from foundations, individuals, and corporations, it’s now clear just how big a giving hole charities will be trying to fill in 2023.
Health Workers Need Mental Health Care Too
June 15, 2023 – CSIS Into Africa Podcast
Rawan Hamadeh, Program Officer for Mental Health Programs at Project HOPE, highlights Project HOPE’s mental health and resilience initiatives and how the organization has been able to train over 100,00 health workers across the globe.
First-of-its-Kind Neonatal Nursing Program Takes Shape in Sierra Leone
June 15, 2023 – Good Good Good
Project HOPE first began supporting Sierra Leone’s health initiatives with emergency aid during the Ebola epidemic. Since then, in 2015, Project HOPE has begun developing maternal and newborn-focused programs in Sierra Leone with the intentions of building the capacity of health care workers, and in turn, strengthening facilities and communities.
Russia Is Shelling Those Saving Kakhovka Flood Victims, Rescuer Says
June 14, 2023 – Newsweek
Giorgio Tombatore, Project HOPE Country Director for Ukraine, describes the flooding and danger to civilians and and aid workers after the destroyed Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant.
Skeletons Emerge in Ukraine as Waters From Destroyed Dam Recede
June 13, 2023 – Newsweek
Giorgio Tombatore, Project HOPE Country Director for Ukraine, shares his comments on the Kakhovka Dam destruction, and the humanitarian need due to this.
Adam Jacovou: “Container cities and informal camps are likely to remain in place for years, rather than months”
June 12, 2023 – Nonprofit – Xaraxnet
Adam Jacovou, Türkiye Country Director for Project HOPE, reminds us of the still significant needs of intervention to the ones who still suffer from the consequences of the earthquake that struck in early February.
Massive Floods and an Earthquake Claim The Lives Of Over 50 People in Haiti
June 7, 2023 – Ebony
Dr. Dinidu Tamakloe, Haiti Director for Project HOPE, provides his insight on the needs in Haiti after the earthquake that struck after massive rainfall and flooding.
Deadly quake adds to Haiti’s misery following devastating floods
June 7, 2023 – Aljazeera
Dr. Dinidu Tamakloe, Haiti Director for Project HOPE, provides his insight on the needs in Haiti after an earthquake shakes western Haiti.
4.9 magnitude quake strikers southern Haiti; 4 dead, dozens injured
June 6, 2023 – Associated Press
Dr. Didinu Tamakloe, Haiti Director for Project HOPE, shares his thoughts after an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.9 strikes southern Haiti, days after heavy floods impact many people in the country.
Winchester woman’s work saves babies in Sierra Leone
June 6, 2023 – The Winchester Star
Carolyn Kruger, who holds a master’s degree in nursing, has spent the past five years working with Project HOPE to establish something the African country has never had before: A neonatal nursing program to train healthcare workers and give them the skills they need to lower Sierra Leone’s alarmingly high infant mortality rate.
The Backbone Of Our Health System Is Breaking
June 5, 2023 – Health Affairs
Project HOPE’s President and CEO, Rabih Torbay, writes about the disease and the treats that ripple across the US health care system.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals set to sail Geneva’s Bol d’Or Mirabaud
June 2, 2023 – UN Today
This June, Szczesney is proudly partnering with the global health and humanitarian aid organization, Project HOPE to highlight SDG 3 – to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all. Goal 3 is particularly critical as the globe continues to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, which devastated health systems and set back the clock on key health indicators.
15 Ideas To Celebrate World Refugee Day (2023)
June 2, 2023 – Good Good Good
World Refugee Day, celebrated annually on June 20th, highlights the strength and courage of refugees. These individuals have been displaced from their homelands due to conflict or natural disasters. The day serves to increase public awareness and bolster worldwide support for refugees.
Sustainably Resourcing Communities in the Dominican Republic with Avianca Cargo and Project HOPE
May 24, 2023 – Inergency
The Dominican Republic has one of the fastest-growing economies in Latin America. Yet nearly 1 in 3 people still live below the poverty line. Since 2017, Project HOPE has partnered with the Ministry of Health to implement a comprehensive maternal and neonatal program in 35 primary care health centers in the Province of La Vega and Santo Domingo.
Fears of migration influx to US after “Title 42” ends
May 11, 2023 – BBC News
Andrea Dunne-Sosa, Senior Regional Director for Project HOPE, spoke with BBC News about the ending of Title 42. Dunne-Sosa details the economic, social, and political pressures that cause massive displacement of people around the globe, the increasing number of people seeking asylum, and the needs assessed.
Africa News Tonight: Sudan is running out of medicine
May 5, 2023 – VOA
Sudan is running out of medicines as fighting continues for a third week despite several ceasefire attempts. Project HOPE’s Arlan Fuller, provides details on the humanitarian needs in Sudan.
Snappy Partners with Change to Support Earthquake Relief Efforts in Turkey and Syria
May 3, 2023 – Yahoo!
Following the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, relief organizations sounded the alarm to support rebuilding efforts.
DREAMS Trains Young Women to Improve Early Childhood Education in Namibia
May 3, 2023 – U.S. Embassy in Namibia
The DREAMS (Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe) Program, is implemented by Project HOPE in Namibia and cooperates with several ministries.
What it takes to tell a powerful story
April 28, 2023 – NPR
Rabih Torbay, is included in a compilation of powerful stories and reporting on a Ukrainian kindergarten and the conflict taking place.
To Defeat Malaria – More of the Same Will Not Do
April 24, 2023 – LinkedIn
Jed Meline, Director for Policy and Advocacy at Project HOPE, details the steps that need to be taken to end malaria for good.
Ben Higgins Explains What His Next Move Would Be If He Was in Charge of ‘The Bachelor’ Franchise
April 17, 2023 – US Weekly
Ben Higgins, board member for Project HOPE, shares his experience after recently traveling to the Colombia/Venezuela border to see the humanitarian efforts taking place.
After three years, what do we really know about COVID-19
March 22, 2023 – Consumer Affairs
Three years after COVID-19 became a pandemic, health care professionals look back at what we have learned and what the future might hold. Dr. Nagesh Borse, deputy chief health officer at Project HOPE provides his input.
Ethiopia can turn the corner again, but will require real support
March 18, 2023 – The Hill
Jed Meline, and Dr. Dawit A. Tesegaye author this opinion piece detalining the humanitarid and health needs in Ethiopia.
When the photos don’t tell the whole story
March 4, 2023 – Health Affairs
Project HOPE’s President and CEO, Rabih Torbay writes about the unreported health impacts of disasters and humanitarian crises and how this impacts global health.
Maryland man assists with rescue efforts in Turkey following deadly earthquakes
March 4, 2023 – CBS News Baltimore
Tom Smith, a Maryland native and former U.S. Air Force medic shares his experience as he helps Project HOPE with rescue efforts in Turkey.
Long-serving International NGO, Project HOPE Accelerates Efforts in Health Advocacy
February 27, 2023 – Global Health Council
Jed Meline, Director for Policy and Advocacy at Project HOPE, describes the role the organization has played in dedicating resources to advocate for more and better health and humanitarian policies, funding and engagement.
A year later, Ukrainians still desperately need our support
February 27, 2023 – Nonprofit – Xaraxnet
Project HOPE has been working in Ukraine since the invasion in late February of 2022. This article highlights the work being done and continued needs.
Church’s aid to Turkey, Syria totals more than $5 million
February 25, 2023 – Church News
Church leaders are working with Project HOPE to send food, tents, medical supplies and clothing to earthquake victims.
The silent toll of war: Ukraine’s growing mental health crisis
February 24, 2023 – Axios
Oleksandra Besedina, a mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) specialist with Project HOPE, addresses mental health needs in Ukraine.
Earthquake recovery hampered by sheer scale of destruction in Turkey and Syria
February 24, 2023 – PBS NewsHour
After the deadly earthquakes hit southern Turkey and northern Syria, Jane Ferguson reports on the task ahead for Project HOPE to help millions of survivors repair and rebuild.
Afraid to sleep indoors: Child survivors of deadly quake left traumatized
February 24, 2023 – CNN International
Arlan Fuller, Director of Emergency Response and Preparedness at Project HOPE discusses the aftershocks of the earthquakes in Türkiye.
One year on: How Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has reshaped the world
February 24, 2023 – Alarabiya News
Project HOPE’s President and CEO, Rabih Torbay, and Vice President of Global Health, Chris Skopec provide updates and details on the work and response being done in Ukraine.
The other deadly pandemic
February 23, 2023 – El País
El País discusses the danger of the mental health crisis, quoting Project HOPE’s statistics on the subject.
Project HOPE Leader Nagesh Borse on the Importance of Renewing PEPFAR
February 17, 2023 – Managed Healthcare Executive
Nagesh Borse, Ph.D., M.S., M.A., deputy chief health officer for Project HOPE, stressed the importance of renewing PEPFAR in an interview with Managed Healthcare Executive.
Anthem Award for the #HopeforUkraine streaming Campaign
February 17, 2023 – Anthem Awards
Project HOPE receives the award for the #HopeforUkraine campaign in an effort to raise financial support for a Human & Civil Rights Cause.
Reducing COVID-19’s impact in long-term care facilities
February 16, 2023 – Yahoo!
With the support of Quest Diagnostics, Project HOPE has been working to improve COVID-19 testing access for vulnerable populations, reduce transmission in long-term care facilities, and address—and overcome—key health inequities in marginalized communities.
Cholera racks the world again
February 15, 2023 – Politico
Project HOPE’s Regional Director, Adib Fletcher, comments on cholera response in Haiti.
A week after quakes, survivors in Turkey and Syria still wait for aid
February 13, 2023 – Washington Post
Project HOPE’s Vice President of Global Health, Chris Skopec, comments on search and rescue operations for earthquake survivors.
Live from the Turkish earthquake zone
February 10, 2023 – BBC Newsnight
Project HOPE’s Emergency Response Coordinator, Vlatko Uzevski, speaks about the earthquakes.
Help continues to pour into the Middle East to provide relief
February 10, 2023 – NEWSnet
Project HOPE’s Media Relations Manager, Armand Viscarri, provides details about the earthquake response in Turkey.
Daunting medical issues for earthquake survivors are just beginning
February 9, 2023 – Washington Post
Project HOPE’s Emergency Response Health Advisor, Dr. Pranav Shetty, comments on the health conditions facing earthquake victims.
Aid workers pour into Turkey in effort to reach survivors at epicenter of earthquake
February 9, 2023 – El País
El País highlights the international teams deployed in the hardest-hit areas of Turkey, including Project HOPE’s involvement.
Why freezing temperatures in the quake-struck areas are so dangerous
February 8, 2023 – Washington Post
Project HOPE’s Emergency Response Health Advisor, Dr. Pranav Shetty, comments on the danger of winter conditions for earthquake survivors.
Organizations join search for survivors in Turkey-Syria earthquake
February 8, 2023 – CBS News
Project HOPE’s Director of Emergency Response & Preparedness, Arlan Fuller, speaks to the immediate needs facing those impacted by the Türkiye-Syria earthquakes.
Rescuers continue to search for earthquake survivors
February 8, 2023 – NewsNation
Project HOPE’s Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response Arlen Fuller discusses the earthquake rescue operations that are underway in Türkiye.
Turkey, Syria Quakes Spark Dire Humanitarian Concerns
February 7, 2023 – VoA News
Project HOPE’s Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response Arlen Fuller discusses the challenges and how people can help in the wake of the Türkiye-Syria earthquakes.
4 Issues Infectious Disease Experts are Focused on as Fewer Enter their Profession
February 2, 2023 – Becker’s Hospital Review
Project HOPE’s Deputy Chief Health Officer, Dr. Nagesh Borse, comments on the future of infectious diseases.
FDA Panel Votes for Bivalent COVID-19 Shots, Debates ‘Annual’ Schedule
January 27, 2023 – Becker’s Hospital Review
Project HOPE’s Deputy Chief Health Officer, Dr. Nagesh Borse, comments on the possibility of annual COVID-19 shots.
Experts Offer Advice on Creating Livestream Fundraising Event
January 24, 2023 – The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Project HOPE’s Senior Director of Mass Markets Fundraising, Evan Johnson, shares insight into collaborating with the streaming community to raise funds for Ukraine.
Not Forgotten: Church Service and Support Help Puerto Rico Find Hope
January 16, 2023 – Church News
Project HOPE’s Logistics Manager, Gustavo Pagan, is helping to lead Project HOPE’s hurricane response in Puerto Rico with funding and support from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The Best Campaigns from The Drum Awards for Social Purpose
January 11, 2023 – The Drum
The Drum Awards for Social Purpose celebrate the people and brands making a positive contribution through socially responsible marketing globally. From Indeed to Project HOPE and from Tommy’s to Goop, outstanding work for some of the world’s top brands was recognized at this annual awards ceremony.
Livestreamers Up Their Games to Help Charities Raise Funds
January 9, 2023 – The Chronicle of Philanthropy
When Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, the international humanitarian group Project HOPE quickly mobilized more than 1,600 content creators on the video-streaming platform Twitch. Over a couple of months, these streamers raised more than $1.4 million for medical services and support to refugees and the health-care workers serving them. Project HOPE’s Senior Director of Operations, Christine Newkirk, shares insights.
Bringing Hope: In Ukraine, American Nonprofits Stave Off Humanitarian Catastrophe
January 4, 2023 – Smoky Mountain News
Since Russia’s Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine millions of people have left the war-torn country, with millions more driven from major cities and small villages in the east by the fighting. International response was swift, in the form of humanitarian aid for people who lost their homes, their livelihoods and all their possessions. Boxes upon boxes of American taxpayer-funded humanitarian aid are now flowing across the sea to internally displaced Ukrainians by the thousands.