HOPE In The News
- COVID 19: Africa’s End of Year Vaccination Target is a “Pipedream”
September 29, 2021 – IPP Media
With Africa recording more than 8.3 million COVID-19 cases, the continent continues to suffer from severe vaccine shortages. Less than 4% of the continent has been fully vaccinated and fewer doses are expected to be delivered via COVAX after the UN partition mechanism announced it was forced to cut planned COVID-19 vaccine shipments to Africa by 150 million doses this year . At the UN General Assembly last week, African countries pushed for unity and criticized vaccine inequality. Steven Neri, Project HOPE Regional Director Africa, made the following statement.
- Global COVID Vaccination Plans Need Urgency, Activists Say
September 27, 2021 – WebMD
The virus is spreading now, said Tom Kenyon, MD, chief health officer at Project HOPE, a nongovernmental organization that helps communities solve public health issues. Waiting until next year “is not aggressive enough,” he said.
- Biden urges nations to ‘go big’ to ensure 70pc of world is vaccinated within a year
September 22, 2021 – The Telegraph
And Dr Tom Kenyon, chief health officer at Project HOPE and former director of global programmes at the US Centers for Disease Control, also called for a faster vaccine roll out. “While the newly announced target of vaccinating 70 per cent of the world’s population by United Nations General Assembly 2022 is good, taking a whole year to achieve that goal while the virus and variants keep spreading is not aggressive enough. “Now is the time to address our shortfalls with urgency, not long-lead plans that will take many years to realise. Millions of lives remain at risk while new variants and new pandemics are just around the corner,” he said.
- Khi nào Mỹ phê duyệt vắc xin Covid-19 cho trẻ em dưới 12 tuổi?
September 22, 2021 – Việt Giải Trí
Ông Edhie Rahmat, Giám đốc điều hành Tổ chức Chăm sóc y tế phi lợi nhuận Project HOPE chi nhánh Indonesia cho biết do bệnh viện quá tải, khoảng 2/3 bệnh nhân tuổi trưởng thành phải tự cách ly ở nhà. Điều này cũng làm tăng khả năng trẻ em bị lây nhiễm virus SARS-CoV-2. Bên cạnh đó, trẻ sơ sinh cũng chịu rủi ro lây nhiễm khi nhiều người tới thăm. “Một số trẻ mới sinh xuất viện với kết quả xét nghiệm âm tính với virus SARS-CoV-2, nhưng các em lại tử vong vì virus sau khi hàng xóm và họ hàng đến thăm. Thật quá đau lòng”, ông Edhie nói.
- Young Change Makers: Why and How Julia Maddalina of Project HOPE Is Helping To Change Our World
September 19, 2021 – Authority Magazine
Since the pandemic, I’ve found myself working with numerous charities such as Worldbuilders, Jasper’s Game Day, and Project HOPE, using my work to further support their causes whenever I am able. I heard about Project HOPE through a charity drive that Worldbuilders had conducted in April to support their efforts. I learned what they had been able to do to impact and help the health care workers on the frontline. It inspired me and assured me that more good could come from these paintings I had created. The portraits could remember these 100 individuals, but now through Project HOPE’s work, the series has the capacity to support more health care workers.
- Haiti Residents Still Struggling in Aftermath of Deadly Earthquake
September 18, 2021 – Atlanta Daily World
Today, over one month since the August 2021 quake, half of the Haitians affected still need humanitarian assistance – about 400,000 people, according to the District-based nonprofit Project HOPE. “To get medical care, some people are walking for hours. Some come on the back of motorcycles. One man with severe crush injuries to his limbs was carried down the mountainside by a family member and then brought in the back of a pickup truck,” said Project HOPE’s Director of Emergency Response & Preparedness Tom Cotter, who led our team in Haiti in the initial days after the quake.
- El dron de Fox News en el cruce fronterizo tiene prohibido filmar el área donde están los inmigrantes
September 18, 2021 – Independent en Español
Tom Cotter, director de respuesta a emergencias y desastres de Project HOPE, una organización benéfica que ha trabajado en Haití durante más de 40 años, dijo que “cuando la gente llega a una clínica, esperan que no sea una de las 32 instalaciones de salud que fueron completamente dañados o destruidos. Si la clínica está en funcionamiento, es posible que aún tengan que enfrentar la escasez de suministros médicos y personal para tratarlos. Si no es así, están siendo atendidos al aire libre en medio de un clima desafiante, calor, mosquitos y la posible violencia de las multitudes.”
- Facing stronger storms and drought, Haiti’s farmers live on ‘knife edge’
September 15, 2021 – Thomson Reuters Foundation News
Tom Cotter, who heads emergency response and preparedness at aid group Project HOPE, said communities should be asked what they need and given technical expertise to implement projects. Climate resilience initiatives need a longer-term vision and funding for three to five years, while efforts must focus on breaking the “cycle of endless emergency response”, he added.
- The New Latina: 100 Millennials Shaping Our World
September 10, 2021 – Books By Brookland
“The New Latina: 100 Millennials Shaping Our World,” is the first text to showcase 100 influential Latinas from diverse fields, backgrounds and identities. The book features exclusive interviews with, and advice from, Project HOPE’s Yarishdy Mora, alongside celebrities like America Ferrera, Becky G, Kali Uchis, Emeraude Toubia; popular social media creators like Kay-Lani Martinez, Dulce Candy; change-makers like Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, Catalina Cruz, Sara Mora; Olympic athletes like Angelica Delgado and Leticia Bufoni, to name just a few out of one hundred.
- 26 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About the COVID-19 Vaccine
September 8, 2021 – U.S. News & World Report
How can I safely receive the COVID-19 vaccine if I’ve had allergic reactions to other vaccines? Whether you get your COVID-19 vaccine at a pharmacy or your doctor’s office, you want to get your vaccine where they can treat anaphylaxis, although it’s rare, says Dr. Tom Kenyon, chief health officer for Project HOPE and a former director of the CDC’s Center for Global Health. “So you need to be where there is a trained nurse or doctor, plus medications and equipment needed to treat such a reaction,” he says. Epinephrine injections are the first line of treatment for an anaphylactic reaction.
- For countries with few vaccine doses, fighting COVID-19 is ‘a race from behind’
September 7, 2021 – PBS NewsHour
To get vaccines where they need to be, experts on the ground are working through Africa CDC to train local health care workers and ramp up supplies, said Chris Skopec, executive vice president for Project HOPE, a global health organization that collaborates with and assists health ministries in other countries. “It’s a race, and we’re racing from behind,” Skopec said.
- Haiti earthquake aid slowed by gangs, blocked roads, and shipping delays
September 7, 2021 – The New Humanitarian
The pandemic has also caused supply chain disruptions, according to Jason Obten, global logistics director at Project HOPE, a US-based NGO. “Many countries continue to intermittently reduce air access due to quarantine restrictions, and airlines have drastically reduced the number of flights to account for decreased demand,” he said. “Those two factors mean significantly less cargo space available on passenger flights, thereby increasing both cost and the amount of time it takes to reserve space.” The US to Haiti air freight route used to take between three and five days, but Obten said it is now taking more like seven to 10 days.
- Project HOPE: Help is on the Horizon During COVID-19
September 7, 2021 – BORGEN Magazine
Project HOPE is a global health nonprofit that “has responded to nearly every major disaster since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.” Bearing this in mind, it is almost a given that Project HOPE is also an active force in the global fight against COVID-19. In an interview with The Borgen Project, Project HOPE CEO Rabih Torbay discusses Project HOPE’s humanitarian response to COVID-19 and the importance of working with local communities to address any health crisis.
- How was a safe COVID vaccine developed so fast?
September 7, 2021 – Huron Daily Tribune
Before any clinical trial can start, a data monitoring and safety board must approve a study protocol, Dr. Thomas Kenyon, chief health officer at Project HOPE and former director of the CDC Center for Global Health, told Medical News Today.
- Two years after Dorian, slow recovery progress in the Abacos
September 5, 2021 – Travel Weekly
Much of the Abacos resembled a war zone when I visited there, three months after Dorian. But two years later, much of it still does, according to Andrea Dunne-Sosa, Americas’ regional director at Project HOPE, a global health and humanitarian organization working with the Ministry of Health in the Bahamas to train community health workers and assist in the disaster response.
- Haiti needs our support, even after the headlines have stopped
September 6, 2021 – Metro UK
“During our first days assisting at a rural health clinic, where we were helping a local Haitian medical team, a pregnant woman walked up to us, supporting her heaving stomach with her hand, saying, ‘I cannot hold anymore,'” writes Tom Cotter and Cora Nally, Project HOPE’s Emergency Response Team for Haiti in this commentary.
- Will Hurricane Ida cause a spike in Covid-19?
September 4, 2021 – BBC
Much of the work stopping the virus from spreading will have to fall to individuals, said Harley Jones, an emergency manager who has been deployed to New Orleans for Project HOPE. “As best as possible, people need to wear masks, avoid crowds, maintain social distance and find ways to wash hands and sanitise,” he said. He acknowledged that it will not be easy with power and water outages and many in need of urgent basic care.
- St. Pete nonprofit helps fly medical professionals to Louisiana to help hurricane victims
September 2, 2021 – ABC Action News
“We’ve got 10 medical professionals from across the country. We’ve got a nurse practitioner from Boston, we’ve got a physician’s assistant from Colorado, Vermont, Maine, Utah, we’ve got folks from all over. They’re professionals in their field. We’ve got doctors, physician’s assistants, nurse practitioners,” said Harley Jones, Senior Program Manager for Domestic Emergency Response for Project HOPE. Project HOPE is another nonprofit, focused on providing equitable healthcare for people around the world. They worked closely with Sol Relief to get help to people in Louisiana, just days after Hurricane Ida made landfall.
- Hurricane Ida: How to Help Louisiana, Other Areas Hit Hardest by the Storm
September 2, 2021 – Rolling Stone
Project HOPE has provided disaster relief around the world for over 60 years, with funding going towards the non-profits medical staff and emergency responders. The group provided critical support to New Orleans’ relief efforts following Hurricane Katrina, and donations not used for their Hurricane Ida response will go towards future deployments to aid in global crises.
- 12 organizations directly helping Black, brown victims of Hurricane Ida
September 2, 2021 – The Grio
Project HOPE is a non-profit organization reaching low-income areas where the government cannot. This is a relief and development organization whose mission is to help children and their communities overcome the issues caused by poverty. Project HOPE is responding to Hurricane Ida, sending physical and online donations for victims in need.
- How to help victims of Ida from Philly
September 2, 2021 – The Philadelphia Inquirer
Project HOPE. This group has long had an emergency response presence in the region, including for Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and last year’s Hurricane Laura. Now, it is focusing on mitigating the health effects of Hurricane Ida with medical personnel, hygiene supplies, PPE, and other efforts.
- How to help Louisiana and the Gulf Coast in Hurricane Ida’s aftermath
September 2, 2021 – Independent
Humanitarian relief group Project HOPE is in Louisiana assisting with an “evacuation center with first aid, health screenings, and other medical services.” The group is bringing 8,080 disaster health kits and 98,800 N95 masks.
- Bay Area medical teams go to Louisiana after Ida devastates area already struggling under pandemic
September 1, 2021 – Fox 13 Tampa Bay
A Tampa Bay area non-profit is coordinating flights for several doctors and nurses to Louisiana to help people in need after Hurricane Ida. So far, at least two flights supplied by St. Pete based non-profit Sol Relief landed at Louie Armstrong International Airport Tuesday with several volunteer doctors and nurses from Project HOPE. Doctors and nurses with Project HOPE are among some of the first volunteer medics to hit the ground in New Orleans.
- Yarishdy Mora is Empowering Youth Through Diabetes Education in Mexico
September 1, 2021 – Beyond Type 1
Yarishdy Mora is the country director of Project HOPE Mexico and director of the Youth Health Program at Project HOPE, a global health and humanitarian organization working to address public health issues. In her role, she supports young people to take control of their health, particularly chronic and noncommunicable diseases, including diabetes.
- Europe may soon restrict U.S. tourists again. What does that mean?
September 1, 2021 – National Geographic
“No place anywhere on Earth is safe for the unvaccinated and for people exposed to the unvaccinated,” says Tom Kenyon, the chief health officer at Project HOPE, a global health and humanitarian relief organization, and the former director of Global Health at the CDC. Traveling now, he adds, “is like playing Russian roulette—tragically.”
- COVID 19: Africa’s End of Year Vaccination Target is a “Pipedream”