In The News 2017
The stories below have been selected from the media coverage in 2017 of Project HOPE in order to provide you with a greater understanding of our work and mission.
- Health Check: Local doctor volunteers in Puerto Rico
December 19, 2017 – NBC 10 WJAR
Dr, Francisco Trilla, the chief medical officer at Neighborhood Health Plan, recently discussed his trip to Puerto Rico with Project HOPE.
- Charities to Give Back to This Holiday Season
December 15, 2017 – Miss Bish
It can be tricky to know where to donate though—will your donation go to the right place? Will it actually be used to help the cause you’re passionate about? Below are a few impactful organizations doing incredibly important work that are definitely in need of our help this holiday season.
- It’s a Coming Tsunami. Which Funders Are Confronting an Aging America?
December 14, 2017 – Inside Philanthropy
- Training begins in Shanghai for western China health professionals
December 11, 2017 – ECNS
Medical technology company BD and Project HOPE announced they will kick off a three-year training program in Shanghai for healthcare professionals in western regions to further ensure overall safety.
- Puerto Rico Will Rise Again, But for Now It Needs Electricity and Water
December 11, 2017 – Boston University Research
Boston Medical Center psychiatrist Lisa Fortuna discusses recent medical mission to Puerto Rico with Project HOPE.
- The Success of Humanitarian Aid to the Dominican Republic
December 9, 2017 – Borgen Magazine
Located in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic is home to nearly 11 million individuals. Despite being vulnerable to natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes, the country has experienced one of the strongest economic growths in the region in 25 years.
- BMC doc distributes meds to Puerto Ricans reeling from hurricane
December 9, 2017 – Boston Herald
Boston Medical Center psychiatrist and Puerto Rico native Dr. Lisa Fortuna recently returned from a two-week trip to the island with Project HOPE, where she hand-delivered medication and provided counseling to residents. She described the devastation still plaguing Puerto Rico to Boston Herald’s chief medical columnist Lindsay Kalter.
- Scotiabank supports campaign saving newborns developed by Project HOPE
December 6, 2017 – Diario Social RD
ScotiaBank has supported the campaign Saving the Newborn that has been implemented by Project HOPE since 2016, which seeks to impact the lives of thousands of newborns in the Dominican Republic.
- Precision Response Needed For HIV/AIDS
December 5, 2017 – Health Affairs
Taking the final strides to bring HIV/AIDS under control will require clinical and community actors to provide a “precision response”—that is, one that is precisely tailored to local epidemic dynamics and implemented by partners in tandem with one another.
- Women’s Division for Project Hope Holiday Luncheon 2017
December 4, 2017 – Hour Detroit
On Nov. 29, the Women’s Division for Project Hope held their annual Holiday Luncheon at the Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills. Proceeds from the event benefited the Women’s Division branch of Project HOPE.
- A Great-Grandmother, A Great Giver
November 29, 2017 – Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy
Rather than spending money on Mother’s Day cards that would likely end up buried in a drawer, Virginia decided to donate $10 on behalf of each woman she would usually send a card to. Virginia’s thoughtful act enables Project HOPE to provide Kangaroo Mother Care wraps for moms and special health care worker training, which support the critical, lifesaving bonding between mothers and newborns immediately after birth.
- The Charities Making an Impact This Holiday Season
November 28, 2017 – Departures Magazine
Local, national, and international organizations are seeking funds to continue their work, and in the spirit of generosity, many people have made donations or plan to support worthy causes that bring aid to areas in need.
- Equipment donated by Project HOPE increases Nursing course
November 18, 2017 – Federal University of Alagoas
Acquisitions will boost graduation, postgraduate and capacity-building activities for the community in general.
- Project Hope art on display at SVWC
November 16, 2017 – Winchester Star
The latest exhibit in Lawrence Gallery at Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury is part of a collection from Project HOPE>
- Regional Consultation Facilitates Deliberations on Addressing the NCD Program Implementation Challenges
November 16, 2017 – The Fourth Voice
Regional Consultation Facilitates Deliberations on Addressing the NCD Program Implementation Challenges
- Nurse Volunteers Say Puerto Ricans Are Dying: Here’s How Nurses Can Help.
November 14, 2017 – Nurse.org
It’s been over a month since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. Since then, nurses have been answering the call for help by volunteering their services throughout the area. They are returning and sharing stories of devastation, lack of resources and a looming mass-health crisis.
- 5% diabetics in Uttar Pradesh suffer with TB too
November 10, 2017 – The Times of India
The dual challenge of diabetes and TB was discussed at a regional non-communicable diseases consultation organized by Project HOP>
- Project HOPE donates equipment to the neonatal unit of the Maternidad de Los Mina in the Dominican Republic
November 10, 2017 – El Nacional
Project HOPE donated high-tech equipment to the San Lorenzo de Los Mina Maternal and Child Hospital for the care of premature babies born and is also supporting the training of medical personnel. (Article in Spanish)
- Non-Governmental Organizations Work Together to Provide Water to Communities
November 9, 2017 – FEMA News Desk
Non-Governmental Organizations Work Together to Provide Water to Communities in Puerto Rico.
- The Warmth and Magic of Personalized Nutritional Prescription Shortens Children’s Length of Hospital Stays
November 7, 2017 – Wenhui Daily
Clinical Nutrition is often neglected in medical care and patient population, but it does not mean that it’s not important. In fact, it can affect the development of course and the outcome of treatment. The Shanghai Children’s Medical Centre (SCMC) has embarked on a new endeavor: nutrition assessment and nutrition support therapy for children with the active involvement of nutrition department.
- Caribbean Comeback in the Hospitality Industry: Ready Now and Taking Reservations
October 30, 2017 – Inc.
There are also great organizations doing yeoman work there to which you can contribute directly.
- Ask Kim: What can I do to help victims of Hurricane Maria?
October 26, 2017 – Chicago Tribute
How to help those recovering from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
- Physician Brings Relief, Finds Religion on a Mission to Puerto Rico
October 12, 2017 – Jewish Journal
- Stop TB Partnership champions TB excellence in the world through its TB Awards Gala
October 10, 2017 – Stop TB Partnership
Project Hope Kazakhstan was awarded the World TB Day 2017 Prize for the organization of a series of events.
- How This Scrappy, Entrepreneurial Charity Is Making A Big Difference In Puerto Rico
October 4, 2017 – Forbes
A look at how Project HOPE’s entrepreneurial, bootstrapping approach to philanthropy aims to leverage every donated dollar through contributed supplies and professional services, and by teaming up with local onsite community support.
- Desperation Grows in Puerto Rico’s Poor Communities Without Water or Power
October 4, 2017 – Inside Climate News
HOPE’s Executive Vice President Chris Skopec discussed the state of public health in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.
- Finding heartbreak, delivering hope in Puerto Rico
October 2, 2017 – CNN
Dr. Sanjay Gupta spent a day with HOPE’s emergency response team in Puerto Rico as they worked to address urgent medical needs.
- Elderly Stroke Survivor Finally Get’s Medical Support
September 30, 2017 – NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
An elderly man who struggled with high blood pressure and recently suffered a stroke is finally getting medical attention after being unable to see his doctor for a month in a small coastal town.
- How to Help Puerto Rico and Other Islands After Hurricane Maria
September 30, 2017 – The New York Times
- Hurricane Maria: How you can help storm victims
September 29, 2017 – USA Today
How to help Puerto Ricans affected by the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria.
- How to Help Victims of Hurricane Maria
September 29, 2017 – Kiplinger
Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands will be recovering for years from Hurricane Maria’s destruction. If you want to help the islands and their residents, check out these charities.
- Medical Supplies Running Short, Health Crisis Growing
September 29, 2017 – Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer |CNN
Sanjay Gupta reports from Puerto Rico. “We are starting to see some private organizations come in today, Project HOPE for example…”
- Project HOPE and IDAC provide humanitarian assistance to victims of Puerto Rico
September 28, 2017 – Ayuda
Instituto Dominicano de Aviación Civil and Project HOPE partner to address humanitarian needs in Puerto Rico
- Here is how to help Puerto Ricans
September 28, 2017 – WPLG Local 10
Lists of local drop-off locations and organizations’ links to support efforts
- How to help Puerto Rico: Letters to the Editor
September 28, 2017 – Delaware Online
The American citizens of Puerto Rico are in desperate need of assistance due to Hurricane Maria.
- Volunteer spirit looks to aid hurricane relief
September 28, 2017 – Knoxville News Sentinel
- Making Sense of Belt and Road – The NGO: Project Hope
September 27, 2017 – Euromoney
Project HOPE CEO Dr. Tom Kenyon shares his thoughts on the public health considerations connected to Belt and Road.
- Will a hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico ever recover?
September 27, 2017 – KCRW To The Point
Hurricane Maria strafed Puerto Rico with winds up to 150 miles an hour for ten straight hours. We hear about the humanitarian consequences, the property damage and relief efforts… in slow motion.
- Free clinic opens in Angleton
September 27, 2017 – The Facts
Project HOPE volunteers assist with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts at a free clinic in Angleton, Texas.
- IDAC responds to Project HOPE’s collaboration request to assist Puerto Rican population
September 27, 2017 – Diario Libre
Instituto Dominicano de Aviación Civil and Project HOPE partner to address humanitarian needs in Puerto Rico
- Damage from Hurricane Maria Pushes Medical Services in Puerto Rico to the Brink
September 26, 2017 – Fierce Healthcare
Project HOPE is working to address needs which have emerged from Hurricane Maria’s devastating impact on Puerto Rico.
- Volunteers share stories, ask people to remember survivors
September 26, 2017 – Winchester Star
Santiago said many residents of the hardest-hit areas in Texas don’t have health insurance, don’t speak English and fear that asking for help may result in immigration issues.
- Shot of hope: Nurse has heart for helping people
September 21, 2017 – Grand Canyon University News
Carma Erickson-Hurt shares her experience volunteering with Project HOPE’s emergency response efforts to Hurricane Harvey.
- Project HOPE helps cover health care gaps
September 19, 2017 – The Winchester Star
Project HOPE volunteers have now treated hundreds of people in clinics in Houston, Katy, Tomball and Rosenberg, Texas.
- MGH Team In Texas To Treat Patients Hit By Harvey And By Chronic Health Problems
September 18, 2017 – Houston Public Media
Dr. Harry Owens, Jr. is at a mobile health clinic set up in a church. He has responded to health crises all over the world for Project HOPE.
- MGH Team In Texas To Treat Patients Hit By Harvey And By Chronic Health Problems
September 17, 2017 – WGBH News
A group of nurse practitioners and pharmacists from Massachusetts General Hospital were sent to Texas by the international non-profit Project HOPE.
- Harvey’s Devastation had the Most Impact in Areas of Lowest Income
September 14, 2017 – Texas Standard
A look at how HOPE has worked to address health needs, particularly management of chronic conditions, in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
- Lilly and Project HOPE Partner to Improve Access to Care and Medicines
September 14, 2017 – PQMD
The HOPE Centre is just one recent example of how PQMD members Eli Lilly and Company and Project HOPE are working together to improve health for people living in communities with limited resources
- ‘NCDs affect rich & poor alike, not the disease of aged anymore’
September 13, 2017 – Biovoice News
Dr Laxmikant Palo, Regional Director SE Asia and Country Director India, discusses health care in India.
- Harvey’s Devastation Had Most Impact In Areas Of Lowest Income
September 13, 2017 – Houston Public Media
Project Hope has set up a medical clinic at Our Lady of Guadalupe, helping patients manage hypertension and other symptoms of the storm’s stress, as well as chronic health problems like diabetes that may have gone untreated in the weeks after the flood.
- Reducing TB Among Central Asia Labor Migrants
September 6, 2017 – Health Affairs
With support from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, Project HOPE initiated a three-year program in Kazakhstan in late 2014 to address cross-border TB control among labor migrants.
- Mass General Staffers Are Helping Hurricane Victims
September 6, 2017 – Boston Magazine
Four nurse practitioners and two pharmacists will work with emergency aid nonprofits Project HOPE and Americares.
- Project HOPE sends three-person team to aid Hurricane Harvey relief
September 2, 2017 – The Winchester Star
Project HOPE has deployed a three-person team to Texas to respond to health needs that have emerged in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
- Project HOPE Partners with Team Rubicon to Assist Texas with Tropical Storm Relief
August 30, 2017 – The Winchester Star
Project HOPE is partnering with the disaster-response organization Team Rubicon to assist in Texas, where Tropical Storm Harvey has caused widespread flooding of historic proportions.
- Asthmatic children take part in sports meet to improve condition
August 12, 2017 – SHINE
Teamed with Project HOPE, Shanghai Children’s Medical Center launched a sports meeting for children receiving its community-based asthma management program.
- Namibia: Struggles and Hope At Ondiiyala… HIV Positive Patient Defaults and Is Reinitiated
August 7, 2017 – AllAfrica
With the help of Project HOPE, patients are successfully re-entered into the antiretroviral program.
- New Innovative Approach to Transportation of Laboratory Samples of TB Patients is Piloted in Kyrgyzstan
July 31, 2017 – Stop TB Partnership
Project HOPE-Kyrgyzstan with the National Center for Tuberculosis under the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic has been piloting the innovative approach to transportation of laboratory samples since early 2017.
- A roundtable discussion on “Innovative Technologies in TB Control” was held in Bishkek
July 28, 2017 – TB Europe Coalition
A roundtable discussion on “Innovative Technologies in TB control” was held in Bishkek by the Branch Office of Project HOPE-Kyrgyzstan and the National Center for Tuberculosis under the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic.
- It is impossible to defeat tuberculosis without the support of people
July 12, 2017 – Stop TB Partnership
A refugee describes feelings of isolation and desperation with the diagnosis of TB — until she received treatment, support and compassion.
- The Refugees Next Door: On World Refugee Day, Reminders of a Humanitarian Crisis
June 19, 2017 – Medium
Refugee organizations often concentrate more on the well-being of refugees than their host communities which can breed tensions between refugees and people who live in communities that have taken them in.
- Preventing Newborn Deaths In Romania And Hungary
June 6, 2017 – Health Affairs
Ending preventable newborn deaths is a top priority under the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, and HOPE supports the delivery of life-saving interventions.
- India needs the “Acting at Scale Strategy” to combat NCDs
June 5, 2017 – BioSpectrum
Project HOPE’s Dr. Laxmikant Palo, Regional Director shares his views on NCDs in India.
- The First Hundred Days for Health Care
May 31, 2017 – The New England Journal of Medicine
Project HOPE Senior Fellow Gail Wilensky reflects on health care in The New England Journal of Medicin
- Project HOPE renders humanitarian aid to medical facilities and NGO in Kyrgyzstan
May 22, 2017 – Kabar
American charitable organization Project HOPE will make a donation valued at over $243,000 USD to medical facilities and NGO in Bishkek City, Chui and Issyk-Kul regions.
- Pacific Partnership 2017 Partners with Project HOPE
May 15, 2017 – America’s Navy
An integral part of Pacific Partnership 2017 has been its volunteers from the Project HOPE foundation, which delivers essential medicine and supplies, health expertise and medical training to respond to disaster, prevent disease, promote wellness and save lives.
- On Mother’s Day, Garrett woman hopes to provide gifts for women around world
May 14, 2017 – Cumberland Times-News
Virginia Grove knows the best gift a mother could ask for is a healthy child, and this Mother’s Day she hopes to provide that gift for women around the world.
- Local Grandmother To Celebrate Mother’s Day Through Project HOPE Organization
May 11, 2017 – The Republican
Celebrating Mother’s Day in a unique way this year, one woman has decided to contribute to Project HOPE.
- NCDs affect rich and poor alike, not the disease of aged anymore
May 1, 2017 – BioVoice News
An interview with Dr. Laxmikant Palo, Regional Director SE Asia and Country Director India, regarding the policy aspects of NCDs
- Savannah retired nurse named Project Hope Volunteer of the Year
April 26, 2017 – Savannah Morning News
Beryl Brooks, a registered nurse from Savannah is the Volunteer of the Year for Project HOPE, an international development and relief organization.
- Suicide bombings, famine, disease spread misery in Nigeria
April 25, 2017 – World
U.S.-based health relief organization Project HOPE last week warned a health crisis also looms in the region.
- The End of Foreign Aid As We Know It
April 24, 2017 – Foreign Policy
President Trump’s vow to put “America first” includes a plan to cut assistance to developing countries and merge the State Department with USAID.
- National Consultation on “Optimizing the Skills of Health Workforce to Tackle NCDs in India”
April 20, 2017 – BioSpectrum
In view of the inevitability of scaling up capacity building and training of the health workforce on NCDs, Project HOPE in association with Takeda Pharmaceutical organized a National Consultation on “Optimizing the Skills of Health Workforce to Tackle NCDs in India.”
- Mentoring frontline health workers as the champions of NCD prevention
April 19, 2017 – BioVoice News
Project HOPE in association with Takeda Pharmaceutical organized a National Consultation on “Optimizing the Skills of Health Workforce to Tackle NCDs in India” at Delhi on April 18, 2017.
- U.S. Budget Cuts for Aid Programs Are a False Economy
March 29, 2017 – The Huffington Post
HOPE CEO Thomas Kenyon, M.D., M.P.H. shares his thoughts on how the proposed budget cuts will impact the U.S. and the world
- Point-of-Care Testing Improves Diabetes Management in a Primary Care Clinic in South Africa
March 20, 2017 – Primary Care Diabetes
The HOPE Centre in Zandspruit aims to improve access to patient services for diabetes and hypertension.
- Italy’s Struggling Economy Has World’s Healthiest People
March 20, 2017 – Bloomberg News
A baby born in Italy can expect to live to be an octogenarian. But 2,800 miles south in Sierra Leone, the average newborn will die by 52.
- Using the Electronic Dispensing Tool to Retain Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy in Namibia
March 13, 2017 – USAID –
Using the Electronic Dispensing Tool to Retain Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy in Namibia
- Designating The Health Workforce As A Global Good
March 7, 2017 – Health Affairs
Dr. Tom Kenyon, CEO of Project HOPE, shares his insights on investing in developing the health workforce.
- Global non-profit organization in Clarke County welcomes a new president
February 14, 2017 – WHAG-TV
Rabih Torbay is the new President of Project HOPE — an international development and relief non-profit organization, dedicated to finding health solutions that will last.
- North Star Fund and Global Dignity Get New Leaders
February 10, 2017 – The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Project HOPE’s Rabih Torbay was named president; he previously served as senior vice president for international operations at International Medical Corps.
- Project HOPE Names Nonprofit Group’s President
February 3, 2017 – The Winchester Star
Rabih Torbay has been named the new president of Project HOPE, a Clarke County-based nonprofit organization that helps provide solutions to health
- Project HOPE Signs Agreement with Ministry of Health of Dominican Republic To Improve Maternal and Child Health
January 20, 2017 – Hoy Digital
Project HOPE signs an agreement with the National Health Service of the Dominican Republic to improve the quality of maternal, child and newborn health services in an effort to combat maternal and child mortality.
- Baby Heart Surgery Sets Record
January 14, 2017 – Shanghai Daily
A baby boy has become China’s youngest patient to receive open-heart surgery after a successful operation a little over two hours after he was born at the Shanghai Children’s Medical Center.
- Why Innovation Matters
January 4, 2017 – The Chronical of Philanthropy
With big change looming in giving, nonprofits must experiment – and challenge their assumptions.
Reprinted with permission of The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com