In The News 2022
The stories below have been selected from the media coverage in 2022 of Project HOPE in order to provide you with a greater understanding of our work and mission.
Season of Giving: Project HOPE
December 30, 2022 – KATU News
Project HOPE works on the frontlines of the world’s greatest health challenges. Rabih Torbay, President & CEO of Project HOPE, joined us to share how they partner with communities and health care workers to ensure sustainable change, whether that’s reducing maternal and infant mortality rates in Latin America, fighting HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa, responding to an earthquake in Southeast Asia, or helping providing medical and mental health support to Ukrainians. Project HOPE goes where they’re most needed.
Providing Mental Health Support for Ukrainian Refugees
December 30, 2022 – Borgen Magazine
Since February 2022, millions of Ukrainians have fled their home country, taking with them trauma and psychological distress — consequences of the war. While mental health services from host nations are helping, NGOs have stepped up to offer additional mental health support for Ukrainian refugees.
Using Influencer Marketing to Fundraise for Global Health Emergencies
December 27, 2022 – Net Influencer
Many influencer campaigns involve a tangible product or service. However, nonprofits can also benefit from working with influencers to raise awareness and money for important causes. Project HOPE, a global health and humanitarian relief organization, is working with creators and influencers to accomplish just that.
Out of Sight Cannot Be Out of Mind: Ukraine, Hurricane and COVID Crises
December 12, 2022 – The Hill
When the headlines move on, so does the financial support for those affected by crises that can feel like yesterday’s news. From Cape Coral, Florida to Kherson, Ukraine, the year 2022 has been a record year for bad news. Long after the cameras have gone, the communities who have been ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, the devastating hurricanes in Florida and Puerto Rico, as well as the war in Ukraine still desperately need our help.
How Project HOPE Rallied the Twitch Community to Raise Money for Ukraine
December 8, 2022 – The Drum
Project Hope won at The Drum Awards for Social Purpose 2022 in the Best Fundraising Campaign category for its ‘Hope for Ukraine’ campaign. Here, we find out more about what went into this successful work.
Relief for Ukraine
Fall 2022 – UCLA’s U Magazine
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has displaced more than 12 million people, among them nearly 180,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients in need of treatment and medication. As they have in past international crises, people at UCLA Health stepped up to help.
Charting a Sustainable Future for PEPFAR 4.0
December 5, 2022 – Health Affairs
Few global health initiatives in our lifetimes have had as profound an impact as PEPFAR, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Thanks to PEPFAR, according to US government statistics, at least twenty countries either have reached the United Nations’ 2020 targets for HIV status knowledge, treatment, and control of HIV or have achieved epidemic control of the virus. More than five million babies have been born HIV-free as a result of PEPFAR, and nearly nineteen million people are receiving lifesaving antiretroviral treatment.
How to Affect Change by Taking Part in Healthcare Charities
November 22, 2022 – Physician’s Weekly
Project Hope enables local healthcare workers to provide lifesaving care, working in tandem with healthcare professionals and public health institutions. This organization zooms in on issues like healthy equity, training healthcare workers, and protecting mental health in healthcare workers and patients, such as those struggling with the stresses of living with kidney disease.
Covid Communication Often Failed: How Health Policy Makers Can Do Better November 15, 2022 – Scientific American
Because some pathogens can jump readily from wild animals to humans, coordinated public-health messaging about the importance of safe animal handling could be instrumental in heading off the next pandemic. Disease-detection platforms, such as the National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), could also allow swift action to stave off pandemics. But to get the public on board with following animal-handling guidance and responding to virus alerts early, leaders need to start promoting trust in health officials now, says Tom Kenyon, former director of the CDC’s Center for Global Health and chief executive of the global health non-profit organization Project HOPE in Washington DC.
Health workers’ mental health: Addressing the invisible global pandemic November 10, 2022 – Stat
The World Health Organization defines mental health as a state of mental well-being in which people cope well with the many stresses of life, can realize their own potential, function productively and fruitfully, and contribute to their communities. By that standard, health care workers are in deep trouble.
Preparedness Matters with Harley Jones and Project HOPE
November 4, 2022 – WGN Radio
Senior Manager of Domestic Operations for Project HOPE, Harley Jones joins Vince Davis and Dane Neal on Preparedness Matters. Hear as Harley shares the history and vision of the organization and how Project HOPE took on and overcame challenges during the pandemic, emerging stronger and more impactful. Listen as Harley also shares the Project HOPE commitment to native populations and the support the organization offers around the country.
Nominations revealed for The Drum Awards for Social Purpose
November 8, 2022 – The Drum
Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 with more than 12 million people fleeing the country, Project HOPE deployed emergency response teams to Ukraine and surrounding countries. Project HOPE’s fundraising team rallied established partnerships with live streamers to support a new campaign, #HOPEforUkraine, through Twitch. The campaign, #HOPEforUkraine, originally set out to: Engage Twitch streamers to host charity streams benefiting Project HOPE. Raise $10,000 from Twitch streamers to fund the Ukraine relief efforts.
Intervention needed now in Haiti—foreign entities must work with Haitians
November 2, 2022 – The Hill
The situation in Haiti is deteriorating rapidly. While no stranger to catastrophe, Haiti may be facing its worst situation in at least a decade. The country’s rapidly spiraling decline is due to multiple crises occurring simultaneously: political strife, civil unrest, rampant poverty, gang violence, a recent earthquake and now, a deadly cholera outbreak. Despite the vast humanitarian needs, a blockade is preventing the delivery of essential humanitarian and civilian supplies into the capital city of Port-au-Prince, further endangering the lives of millions of Haitians.
Availability of comprehensive emergency obstetric and neonatal care in developing regions in Ethiopia: lessons learned from the USAID transform health activity
November 2, 2022 – BMC Health Services Research
In collaboration with its partners, the Ethiopian government has been implementing standard Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care Services (CEmONC) since 2010. However, limited studies documented the lessons learned from such programs on the availability of CEmONC signal functions. This study investigated the availability of CEmONC signal functions and described lessons learned from Transform Health support in Developing Regional State in Ethiopia.
Poor Adherence to the Integrated Community Case Management of Newborn and Child Illness Protocol in Rural Ethiopia
October 31, 2022 – National Library of Medicine
Ethiopia has adopted the Integrated Community Case Management of Newborn and Child Illness (iCMNCI) strategy to expand access to neonatal and child health services. This study assessed compliance with the iCMNCI case management protocol at the primary care settings. A descriptive cross-sectional assessment was conducted in eight districts of Benishangul-Gumuz Region from April to December 2019, and 1,217 sick children aged 2 to 59 months and 43 sick young infants aged 0 to 2 months who sought clinical consultation at the 236 health posts were selected purposively.
Mastering the art of persuasion during a pandemic
October 26, 2022 – Nature Journal
Health policymakers need to cultivate social trust and plan effective communication strategies well before the next infectious disease goes global.
Hurricane Ian Updates
October 6, 2022 -PBS NewsHour
Washington West Film Festival returns to Tysons with all proceeds going to charity October 6, 2022 – WTOP
MLBPA Players Trust targets relief efforts into eye of the storm October 3, 2022 -Sports Business Journal
Updates from Florida’s Hurricane Ian: Live on CNN’s Weekend Express
October 2, 2022- CNN
Health Insurance Coverage After the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Ends September 29, 2022 – JAMA
September 22, 2022 – Yahoo News
Hurricane Fiona’s destructive path has curved eastward, heading toward Bermuda and posing life-threatening surf and rip current conditions for the U.S. East Coast and Atlantic Canada. But it has already left behind devastation in Puerto Rico, where much of the island is still without power or access to clean water.
September 22, 2022 – WORLD
As unprecedented hunger grips the Horn of Africa, impoverished families are running out of time
News 12 – Chessa Latifi of Project HOPE
September 21, 2022 –News 12 Connecticut
Project HOPE’s Chessa Latifi was interviewed by News 12 on our response in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Fiona’s impact.
Leidos Partners with Project HOPE to Support Ukraine
August 31, 2022 – Washington Exec.
Leidos has expanded its support of Ukraine through a partnership with Project HOPE, the humanitarian organization that trains health care workers and sends medical supplies to locations in crisis throughout the world.
Boston Scientific Employees Open Hearts and Homes to Ukrainian Refugees
August 31, 2022 – Boston Scientific
The war in Ukraine has galvanized the Boston Scientific Foundation and employees, who have contributed $1.5 million in foundation gifts and personal donations in support of Ukrainian refugees to organizations including Project HOPE and the International Committee of the Red Cross. In addition, Boston Scientific employees across Europe have sought to help by holding blood drives and collecting household necessities for displaced families.
UCLA Health organizes relief for Ukrainian cancer patients and refugees
August 25, 2022 – UCLA Health
“The delivery was complex, involving import and export regulations and customs in three nations (United States, Poland and Ukraine),” says Jason Obten, global logistics director of Project HOPE. “It required precision timing to ensure that the cold chain requirements were maintained throughout the shipping process up to the point of delivery in Kharkov.”
How you can help the people of Ukraine right now
August 24, 2022 – Cosmopolitan
As conflict continues in Ukraine, Project Hope is mobilising to address urgent healthcare needs for people most impacted by the crisis. “Ukrainians have now spent nearly six months living in fear and uncertainty… There is still no end in sight to this terrible violence,” the charity said on its website. “Project HOPE is actively delivering medical supplies, repairing damaged hospitals, and providing mental health support to Ukrainians and families facing health crises in places like Ethiopia and Colombia. And we stay long after the headlines fade to help rebuild health care for the future.”
Leidos to partner with Project HOPE to aid Ukraine
August 23, 2022 – Virginia Business
Six months later, the Reston-based Fortune 500 defense contractor has announced a partnership with Project HOPE, a Washington, D.C.-based global health and humanitarian relief organization, forging an ongoing relationship to support the organization’s medical relief efforts in Ukraine, which is still embroiled in conflict with Russia.
Impacting And Enabling Lifelong Education, One Learner At A Time
Aug 11, 2022 – eLearningIndustry
As early as February 2020, the team started curating and creating content on COVID-19. Partnering with Project HOPE and Brown University, the team co-developed new online courses on COVID-19 for frontline healthcare workers. The DisasterReady team also created original infographics and learning playlists and added courses to the library on understanding COVID-19, including “Working Remotely,” “Fundraising in a Crisis,” and “Mental Health & Stress Management.”
Post Malone Raises Over $200,000 For Charity With ‘Gaming For Love’ Streams
Aug 5, 2022 – Yahoo!
Post Malone raised a total of $196,066.20 from his series of ‘Gaming For Love’ charity streams on Twitch this month and then capped it off by donating $40,000 of his own funds. Playing Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends, each of these four streams benefitted a specific charity, beginning with Human Rights Watch on the first night, Project HOPE on the second, United Way on the third, and finally The Trevor Project. The latter included a 60-person tournament on a private server, generating a whopping $76,026.33 in one evening! Respawn Entertainment contributed $10,000 to each stream for a total of $40,000 – which Post also matched, while OpTic donated $10,000. Viewers actively supported these respective causes via fundraising platform Tiltify.
Tzu Chi partners with Airlink, ADRA, Project HOPE, and World Hope International to provide medical supplies to Ukraine and Moldova
July 18, 2022 – ADRA, Airlink, Project HOPE, 2 more
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation is partnering with Airlink, Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), Project HOPE, and World Hope International to resource war-torn Ukrainian communities and Moldovan communities hosting refugees with medicines, medical supplies, and other items necessary to treat conflict-related trauma and provide health care related to chronic illnesses, primary care, maternal and newborn health, mental health, and infectious diseases, at a value of three million US dollars.
Post Malone Will Play ‘Apex Legends’ During Charity Livestream Events
July 18, 2022 – Yahoo! News
Post Malone is planning to try his hand as a video game streamer with a run of charity livestreams. Called “Gaming For Love,” the streams are scheduled to take place on July 18, 20, 22, and 24 on Malone’s Twitch, with each stream starting at 6 p.m. PT and set to run for six hours apiece. During that time, Malone will be playing Apex Legends, and the game’s developer Respawn Entertainment will be donating $10,000 during each stream. Viewer donations will benefit different non-profits for each broadcast: Human Rights Watch (July 18), Project HOPE (July 20), United Way (July 22), and The Trevor Project (July 24).
Kimberly-Clark Commemorates 150th Anniversary with Grants to Three Global Nonprofit Organizations Selected by Its Employees
July 15, 2022 – Yahoo! News
As Kimberly-Clark celebrates 150 years of providing Better Care for a Better World, the Kimberly-Clark Foundation announced that it will honor this milestone anniversary by awarding three $150,000 grants to global nonprofit organizations that are working to improve the well-being of people around the world. Kimberly-Clark employees selected the grant recipients via online voting from a list of nonprofit organizations that focus their work on the priority areas of the company’s brands and the Kimberly-Clark Foundation. One of the awardees is: Project HOPE has provided nurses and midwives with the skills they need to save the lives of women and babies around the world.
Transporting Aid To The Ukraine: Iag Cargo And Project Hope
June 27, 2022 – IAG Cargo Magazine
In response to the war in Ukraine, IAG Cargo worked alongside American-based NGO, Project Hope, to fly critical aid into the region. Project Hope has focussed on health and humanitarian assistance around the globe for 60 years. So what happens to the supplies that IAG Cargo flies out, and what are the logistical challenges of moving aid? To find out this and more, our Head of Marketing and External Communications, Matthew Gardiner, spoke with Vice President of Project Hope, Chris Skopec.
Dropkick Murphys team up with Ukrainian celtic punk band the O’Hamsters to do a Ukrainian version of “We Shall Overcome.”
June 19, 2022 – Metal Rock Punk News
Good Deeds Done, Goodwill Won: USS Consolation Becomes SS Hope
June 16, 2022 – Hampton Roads Naval Museum
Consolation returned to Asia six years later. On March 16, 1960, the Navy transferred the ship to Project HOPE, an NGO planning to, as the Washington Post reported, “bring the latest American medical techniques to foreign countries.” One of those countries was South Vietnam, where the rechristened SS Hope visited in the summer of 1961Hope’s American volunteer doctors and nurses treated Vietnamese patients for eye problems, ulcers, throat cancer, and other maladies. The ship, however, was “primarily a teaching and training institution, a floating medical school.” Associated Press correspondent Relman Morin reported, “Its main objective is to instruct Asian physicians, nurses, students, and midwives.” At Saigon, Hope trained 28 Vietnamese doctors and 20 nurses, treated nearly “11,000 patients and performed over 500 major operations,” completed a mass inoculation program against “diphtheria, typhoid, tetanus, and pertussis,” and left behind 2,000 books for the local medical school plus tons of supplies. At the same time, Project HOPE founder Dr. William B. Walsh explained that because “the power with which [the United States] emerged from World War II has been greatly resented” the ship was also “a dramatic and effective symbol of that national trait that makes our power bearable.” The trait being that the American people “reach out to other people with the wish to help them when we have little or nothing to gain from it.” Walsh wanted Hope “to make friends for the United States and . . . cause ripples of goodwill to spread throughout troubled Eastern waters.”
Project HOPE highlights advances in hospitals and intervened communities in the country
June 13, 2022 – Diario Digital RD
The director of the international Project HOPE Foundation during his visit to the Dominican Republic, indicated that the care system for mothers and premature babies has improved in recent years, a circumstance that facilitates the execution of work to reduce the rates of neonatal maternal mortality both in the training of medical personnel and equipping essential areas for the achievement of the country’s goals. During the visit to Santiago, Rabih Torbay was accompanied by major donors, Dan Phelan, Larry Phelan, George Lindemann, who were guided in the maternal and neonatal intensive care area of the Renee Klang Maternity by Dr. Vinicia Rodríguez, in charge of the NICU Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Dr. Cayetano Collado, director of the maternity unit, whose units were equipped with the support of HOPE, while their specialized medical, technical and administrative staff were trained in maternal-neonatal care protocols , biosafety standards, among other important issues to achieve the goal of reducing the mortality rates of newborns and their mothers. ((Click link to read entire article))
Tzu Chi unites with 4 international organizations to provide humanitarian aid to Ukrainian refugees
June 3, 2022 – Match
The Russian-Ukrainian war will enter its 100th day. Tzu Chi continues to cooperate with international charitable organizations and inter-religious organizations. At 8 p.m. Taiwan time on June 2, Yan Bowen, CEO of the Tzu Chi Charity Foundation, will be represented by four international organizations. Signing contracts, including Airlink, Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), World Health Foundation (Project Hope), World Hope International Foundation (World Hope) International), together to help Ukrainian refugees to transport urgently needed medicines, medical equipment and other necessities in order to increase the amount of materials needed to assist refugees. Project HOPE Executive Vice President Chris. Chris Skopec (Chris Skopec) pointed out that Ukrainian medical institutions were either attacked by armed forces or lacked medicines, medical materials, and equipment to treat patients. The shortage, the mental pressure has overwhelmed his professional training and experience, and there is only endless guilt in his heart, even after escaping from the war zone, these pressures still oppress him.
Continuing to Stand with Ukraine
May 29, 2022 – Words Are Beautiful
When Putin had made it clear that he was going to wage war on his next door neighbor, who knew how destructive it would become? Many left, running with every bit of adrenaline they had. Leaving behind their possessions and carrying memories like the backpacks strapped on their backs. Some taking fire power along the way and others having to unexpectantly say goodbye (if they got the chance). So much heart ache! Yet in the midst of this tragedy, monstrosity, and injustice, we have witnessed the courage, boldness, and beauty of the Ukrainian heart. We continue to stand with Ukraine! Project HOPE: The Project HOPE organization helps meet the medical needs and provide medical supplies to the people of Ukraine. With your support, this organization will be able to continue to meet the medical needs. “As conflict intensifies inside Ukraine, Project HOPE is on the ground in Ukraine, Poland, Romania, and Moldova actively delivering medicines, medical supplies, mental health support, and other urgent assistance.” (Project HOPE).
Former Ukraine ambassador, musicians to support and celebrate Ukraine at Springfield Symphony Hall
May 22, 2022 – MassLive
Peter Mosijchuk, pastor of Bethesda Ukrainian Penetacostal Church in West Springfield, has traveled to Poland, his luggage stuffed with donated ballistic vests and military-grade first-aid kits. Tanya Shvyryd, relief coordinator at Full Gospel Church in Westfield, is now setting up Amazon wish lists for arriving refugee families — friends and relatives of the heavily Ukrainian congregation — so that they can get outfitted with pots, pans, towels and toys here in Western Massachusetts. “We just keep trying to support our country any way we can,” Mosijchuk said. Taylor’s talk on Wednesday will be followed by a concert that will raise funds for Ukraine relief. Sponsored by MassMutual and the Thomas de Hartmann Project, 100% of the proceeds of the performance will benefit humanitarian aid to Ukraine. Recipients are Vostok SOS , an organization that works on the ground with internally displaced Ukrainians to connect them with medical, housing, food, and psychosocial services; Project HOPE which works with grassroots medical networks in Poland and other neighboring countries to provide medicine and care to refugees; and Friends of the Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine which supports professional musicians in Ukraine who have lost their instruments and livelihoods in this conflict.
First Church has sent $3,003 to International Ministries and $4,650 to Project HOPE to provide medicines and medical supplies to Ukrainian settlements.
May 22, 2022 – Waldo Village Soup
The Missions Committee would like to thank everyone who purchased the Ukrainian “pysanky” Easter eggs, bought an Easter takeout meal, or contributed in other ways to their Ukrainian relief fund raising campaign. Since the war began First Church has sent $3,003 to International Ministries and $4,650 to Project HOPE to provide medicines and medical supplies to Ukrainian settlements.Because of Project HOPE’s matching grant program, the contribution has been doubled. That means Searsport and those from surrounding towns have provided a total of $12,303 toward Ukrainian relief efforts!
First-Year Sells Desserts to Benefit Ukraine
May 18, 2022 – Chicago Maroon
First-year Jonah Herrera-Dodd came up with a “sweet” way to help those impacted by the war in Ukraine: selling cookies and brownies on the quad with his two-man group, Cookies for Ukraine. After reading about the Ukrainian conflict, Herrera-Dodd and first-year Ethan Clark felt driven to help those in need. “We were talking one day and were like, ‘we should do something.’ And then we did something,” Herrera-Dodd said. When searching for an organization to donate their profits to, Herrera-Dodd looked for one with a civilian focus. He decided on Project HOPE, a healthcare charity dedicated to fundraising for medical supplies. Cookies for Ukraine donates to HOPE’s Crisis in Ukraine campaign, which raises money for hospital necessities. Herrera-Dodd also seeks to expand Cookies for Ukraine. “If we had more people to man more tables, then we could grow the operation. If anyone reading wants to help with Cookies for Ukraine, it would be greatly appreciated,” he said. Cookies for Ukraine has raised over $1,200 through dessert sales, and hopes to donate more. Their biggest challenge, however, has been finding a kitchen to bake in, as the Burton-Judson kitchen has been closed since April 21. “We need to figure out how to work around [the kitchen closing], but we definitely still want to keep going,” Herrera-Dodd said.
High Maternal & Infant Mortality Rates in Grobogan & Banyumas
May 12, 2022 – Solopos.com
The Project HOPE Foundation, a global health and humanitarian aid organization, said the maternal mortality rate in Grobogan Regency was very high. Meanwhile, Banyumas Regency recorded a relatively high infant mortality rate. “Banyumas is an area with high infant mortality. Meanwhile, Grobogan is an area with a high maternal mortality rate in Central Java,” said Program Manager for Maternal Neonatal and Child Health at the HOPE Project Foundation, Dr. Raden Noviane Chasny, in a written statement received by Solopos.com. The Project HOPE Foundation, continued Novine, together with the Johnsons & Johnsons Foundation has implemented the Phase III Saving Live at Birth (SLAB) Program, which is a program to save lives at birth in two areas in Central Java, namely Banyumas and Grobogan Regencies . This program has been running for three years, from 2019 to 2022. Through this program, Project HOPE intervenes in the implementation of maternal and child health services (MCH). The interventions carried out were carrying out competency training for medical personnel, community empowerment as well as orientation and mentoring activities.
Project HOPE Assists Banyumas and Grobogan in Maintaining Mother and Child Health
May 11, 2022 – Accurat.co
The Project HOPE Foundation with the support of the Johnsons & Johnsons Foundation has implemented the Phase III or SLAB-III Saving Live at Birth Program in two areas in Central Java, namely Banyumas Regency and Grobogan Regency. The program lasts for 3 years, from 2019 to 2022. Through this program, Project HOPE intervenes in the implementation of maternal and child health services (MCH). The interventions carried out were carrying out competency training for medical personnel, community empowerment as well as orientation and mentoring activities. Program Manager Maternal Neonatal and Child Health Foundation Project HOPE, Dr. Raden Noviane Chasny explained that the SLAB-III program was implemented based on a situational analysis in the two areas. “Banyumas is an area with high infant mortality. Meanwhile, Grobogan is an area with the highest maternal mortality rate in Central Java,” said Dr. Noviane. Project HOPE has also mapped a number of issues related to maternal and child health services. Among them, the problem of the capacity of the health team, the competence of health workers, the readiness of health facilities, monitoring and evaluation to public health behavior.
“I regained my life through DREAMS” – Rempie
May 10, 2022 – US Embassy Namibia: Windhoek
With only a Grade 10 in hand, 23-three-year-old Rempie Jeremaia from Omuthiya, just like so many other young Namibians, had limited options and was at high risk of living a life in poverty. But, with the help of DREAMS, a program funded by the U.S. Government President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the United States Agency of International Development (USAID), she now has the opportunity to become a professional electrician. Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe (DREAMS) is an HIV prevention program for adolescent girls and young women implemented in the country’s Omuthiya district by Project HOPE Namibia. When she joined DREAMS, Rempie received psychosocial support from social workers for depression. They also offered her an age-appropriate package of care and health services including education in HIV prevention and financial literacy. “With DREAMS, I regained my life and my courage. Today I am able to live like other girls do,” says Rempie.
‘An Evening for Ukraine’ in Springfield to feature former US Ambassador Bill Taylor, Ukrainian violinist Solomiya Ivakhiv
May 7, 2022 – MSN, CNN, The Massachusetts Daily Collegian, PennLive, The Boston Globe, MassLive,+ more
As the Russian invasion of Ukraine stretches into its third month, funds for humanitarian aid for those suffering in the war are expected to be raised more than 4,000 miles away in Springfield, Massachusetts. The Springfield Public Forum and Pioneer Valley Symphony are joining forces to host “An Evening for Ukraine” event at Springfield Symphony Hall from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, according to a statement from the two organizations. The event will feature a talk with former United States Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor and a benefit concert of Ukrainian music performed by the Pioneer Valley Symphony, which will include Ukrainian violinist Solomiya Ivakhiv. All of the proceeds of the event will go toward humanitarian aid to Ukraine. The evening is sponsored by MassMutual and the Thomas de Hartmann Project, the statement said. “We are thrilled to partner with the Pioneer Valley Symphony to bring this event to Springfield,” said Michelle Morash, executive director of the Forum. “This collaboration brings the four counties of Western MA together to support one important cause that is much bigger than our corner of the world.” One-hundred percent of ticket sales and financial contributions will be donated to three charities: Vostok SOS, an in-country organization that works on the ground with internally displaced Ukrainians to connect them with medical, housing, food and psychosocial services; Project HOPE, an organization that works with grassroots medical networks in Poland and other neighboring countries to provide medicine and care to refugees; and Friends of the Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine, which directly supports professional musicians in Ukraine who have lost their instruments and livelihoods in this conflict.
Airfreight points the way forward as IAG Cargo’s schedules return
May 6, 2022 – Air Cargo News
In other business, the carrier donated more than 125 tonnes of capacity in humanitarian aid shipments to assist Ukraine, collaborating with international charities including the Spanish Red Cross and US-based global health and humanitarian organisation Project HOPE to transport critical items such as blankets, kitchen equipment and medical supplies into the region.
Clinics working to increase vaccinations among minorities
May 6, 2022 – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Good Samaritan Health Centers of Gwinnett (Good Sam Gwinnett) has teamed up with Project HOPE to increase vaccine confidence among underserved populations. In Georgia, 13 clinics are partnering with Project HOPE, including Good Sam Gwinnett’s two Norcross locations: at 1175 Commercial Court and 5949 Buford Highway. According to Good Sam Gwinnett, their patient population serves mostly Hispanic (77%), single (56%) and women (63%) with a median household income of $22,783 supporting 4.4 individuals. “It is our great honor to serve Gwinnett County residents, and especially those among the most vulnerable,” said Executive Director Gregory Lang, Ph.D. “Not only do we care about their physical health, but their spiritual wellbeing too.”
IAG Cargo revenues up 23% year on year
May 5, 2022 – Air Cargo News
IAG Cargo also continued to transport items usually associated with ocean freight as disruption to shipping persists. During this period the business also donated over 125 tonnes of capacity in aid shipments to Ukraine, working with global charities including the Spanish Red Cross and Project HOPE to move goods like blankets, kitchen equipment and medical supplies into the region.
Mental Health Awareness & Action
May 3, 2022 – Tiltify
In a recent survey, we found that 60% of Tiltify users reported mental health as their top concern. Regardless of your age or your organization’s core mission, a person’s mental health is important at every stage of life. Project HOPE empowers health care workers facing the world’s greatest health crises to build resilient communities and a healthier, more equitable world. This month, Project HOPE created a fundraising event called Power-up for Mental Health to raise funds to support their global mission, which includes advocating for global access to mental health care, mental health training for health workers, mental health support to Ukrainian refugees, and bringing lifesaving aid to people in need around the world. Support Project HOPE today!
Neopets to Auction Collection of Rare Neopets Art for Charity
May 2, 2022 – PR Newswire + 52 publications
JumpStart®, the parent company of Neopets, will be proudly hosting a charity auction, debuting a 25-piece collection of Neopian art featuring characters from the beloved game. The auction will go live on GiveSmart on Monday, May 9, 2022 and will end on Sunday, May 15, 2022. The full collection from the Neopets private vault includes fine art paintings with luxe frames, large standees, and high-quality special posters that have adorned the walls of JumpStart Games headquarters. The pieces will be auctioned individually on GiveSmart.com via live online auction. The proceeds will be distributed equally to four organisations who were chosen with Neopets users in mind, including: World Wildlife Fund (WWF), The Trevor Project, Project HOPE and Eden Reforestation Project. “Given the injustices, suffering, and inequity prevalent in the world’s current climate, we wanted to raise money for charities close to the hearts of both our team and our users, while simultaneously sharing this glimpse of iconic Neopets history with the fans. We will proudly distribute 100% of the auction’s proceeds to the selected charities, and we will continue to stand by our convictions to support those in need — which I think we can all agree is a core Neopian value.”
Foundations, corporations providing support for Ukraine
May 1, 2022 – Philanthropy News Digest
Global Impact has announced a total of $1.5 million in charitable giving for its Ukraine Response Fund. The total includes contributions from individual donors as well as corporate and foundation grants, with gifts from the Crankstart Foundation, TD Charitable Foundation, the King County Employee Giving Program, and C.E. Thurston and Sons. Funds are being distributed to members of Global Impact’s Charity Alliance, such as International Medical Corps, the International Rescue Committee, and Project HOPE, which are working on the ground in Ukraine and the surrounding region to provide medical staff and supplies; distribute food, water, blankets, and other necessities to refugees at border crossings; train psychologists for emergency psychosocial support to help refugees overcome the trauma of war and leaving their homes; support displaced families and individuals through cash-assistance programs; and serve as an information hub on migration and refugee status, help resettle Ukrainians in the United States, and extend visas for Ukrainians already in the U.S.
Different ways you can support nurses
April 30, 2022 – Rogersville Review
The toll is just as clear — many nurses are stressed, burned out and strongly considering leaving the profession. So what can you do to show your appreciation? Keep reading to learn more. Nonprofits are raising money for COVID-19-related issues, including caring for the country’s health care workers. Some organizations you can look into supporting include the Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s COVID-19 Response Fund, the COVID-19 Frontline Health Worker Fund, the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO, the CDC Foundation Coronavirus Emergency Fund and Project HOPE.
Here’s Why NFT Enthusiast Evan Luthra Joined Hands With StandAgainstWar: NFTs For Donations!
April 29, 2022 – NEWSBTC
The team behind the idea of Stand Against War is a seasoned cohort of Crypto Enthusiasts that have been working incessantly to understand the Web3 and De-Fi Ecosystem. This project is nothing but their contribution to society through the creation of a portal that can be used to attain digital assets while making an impact.90% of all the funds generated from this project will be directly donated to ETH wallets that are owned and operated by the above-quoted 17 different non-profit organizations that have gained credibility with their years of hard work and dedication. Project HOPE, Global Fund for Children, and even the Committee to Protect Journalists are a part of this bandwagon that has collaborated with Stand Against War.
AstraZeneca PLC : First quarter 2022 results
April 29, 2022 – Investegate
$2m to support relief agencies working in Ukraine, Poland and surrounding areas with a focus on providing healthcare and humanitarian assistance. Funding is being provided to Project HOPE, working with and through the World Health Organization, and International Medical Corps
Republicans Have Stopped Trying to Kill Obamacare. Here’s What They’re Planning Instead.
April 26, 2022 – Politico
Respected health policy expert Gail Wilensky of Project HOPE concludes that “the notion of repealing the ACA in 2022 is absurd. If people want to change the coverage aspects, they have to have something in mind to replace it. Otherwise, you can’t do it.”
Rabih Torbay on CNN
April 23, 2022
Rabih Torbay on FOX
April 23, 2022
Newton Concert Aids People of Ukraine
April 21, 2022 – Patch
The Hevreh Ensemble will perform at Christ Church Newton. Proceeds will benefit work by Project Hope in Ukraine. The Hevreh Ensemble’s four classically trained musicians are of Jewish heritage, and they perform compositions by group member Jeff Adler. The Hevreh Ensemble’s unique repertoire is influenced by jazz, classical, Eastern European, Jewish folk traditions, and Native American work. A free will offering will be taken after the performance; all proceeds will benefit the work by Project HOPE in Ukraine
Chessa Latifi with The Morning Joe on MSNBC
April 19, 2022
Rabih Torbay on CNN
April 13, 2022
Why COVID-19 Cases May Continue to Decline in the United States
April 7, 2022 – Healthline
Dr. Thomas Kenyon, chief health officer at Project Hope and former head of the CDC’s Center for Global Health, noted that COVID-19 is still killing almost 500 Americans daily. “Though we may be in a lull in the pandemic at the moment, we need to continue to be vigilant having learned the hard way that the dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic can rapidly change,” Kenyon told Healthline.
Chris Skopec on BBC
March 22, 2022
Tom Cotter on CNN
March 19, 2022
Hundreds of facilities in the conflict zone
March 18, 2022 – CNN
Skopec, who was in Lviv last weekend to coordinate relief efforts, said that as more Ukrainians become displaced and as health care facilities fall along conflict lines, hospitals in western Ukraine are finding themselves serving twice as many people as usual. At the same time, although these hospitals may have enough medical supplies in their own reserves, they are sending a portion of their stock to eastern Ukraine, where resources are scarce. “There’s no hospital that has been unaffected by this, even if they’re not in … a really devastated area. Everybody is feeling the pressure on this,” Skopec said.
Health care is becoming a target in Ukraine
March 17, 2022 – The Washington Post
Officials involved in relief efforts fear the attacks could further destabilize the country’s health system. They’re scrambling to deliver lifesaving medical supplies to hospitals, while grappling with the notion of sending emergency medical teams into facilities that could soon come under attack. “People are scared to operate in hospitals, and people are also afraid of going to hospitals for the fear of getting targeted there,” said Rabih Torbay, president and CEO of Project Hope, a global health and humanitarian nonprofit.
Cinira Baldi on News Nation
March 15, 2022
Quest Diagnostics Foundation to support Humanitarian Efforts in Ukraine with $500,000 gift to Project HOPE
March 15, 2022 – Quest Diagnostics
The Quest Diagnostics Foundation today announced a $500,000 donation to Project HOPE to support its humanitarian crisis relief efforts in Ukraine and for Ukrainian refugees in Eastern Europe. Project HOPE is on the ground in Ukraine delivering medical supplies and other urgent assistance. Additionally, Project HOPE is coordinating with local organizations in Ukraine, Poland, Moldova, and Romania to provide support inside Ukraine as well as in the surrounding countries. “We are proud of our Foundation’s commitment to support the lifesaving efforts of Project HOPE in response to the devastating humanitarian crisis unfolding in Ukraine and the surrounding countries,” said Steve Rusckowski, Chairman, CEO and President of Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX). “The need is urgent, as more than two million refugees have been forced from their homes. Project HOPE is on the ground providing aid. We stand fully behind the people of Ukraine and pray for an end to the violence they are experiencing in their country.” Quest Diagnostics employees have also donated to Project HOPE, with the Foundation matching employee contributions.heal
‘We need safe access’: aid groups in Ukraine struggle amid warning 7m could be displaced
March 12, 2022 – The Guardian
Adib Fletcher, director of humanitarian response at Project Hope, a global health and relief organisation, said in comparison with the refugee crisis unfolding beyond Ukraine’s borders the situation for IDPs was “a more difficult context … [with] a lot of different moving parts. I think that the sky’s the limit in terms of the actual healthcare needs at this stage within Ukraine,” he added.
Tom Cotter on CNN
March 11, 2022
Is Crypto the Next Big Thing in Fundraising? Ukraine Aid Groups Aim to Find Out
March 11, 2022 – The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Project Hope, an international health organization, began cryptofundraising about a year ago but had received only $1,000 before the war began. So far, it has raised about $50,000 in crypto for its Ukraine response. Livestreaming events, by contrast, have netted $450,000 for the group, but its efforts there are more mature, says Evan Johnson, the group’s senior director for mass market fundraising.
CATERPILLAR FOUNDATION SUPPORTS URGENT HUMANITARIAN NEEDS FOR THE UKRAINIAN PEOPLE
March 9, 2022 – Morning Star
The Caterpillar Foundation, the philanthropic organization of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), is donating more than $1 million to support both urgent and long-term needs of the Ukraine humanitarian crisis. This donation supports these organizations: American Red Cross to support the global Red Cross network response to the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis, Project Hope, and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. Donations will help support relief efforts such as water, food, clothing, hygiene sets, blankets, fuel for heating, medical supplies and housing support in Ukraine and surrounding countries.
Chris Skopec on MSNBC
March 5, 2022
Broadway Cares to donate $300,000 to aid Ukrainian civilians
March 3, 2022 – Broadway News
Broadway Cares will give $100,000 each in emergency grants to Global Giving’s Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund, the International Rescue Committee and Project HOPE. This is the first major statement from the Broadway community on the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Project HOPE ships essentials to Ukraine | Video
February 28, 2022 – New’s Nation Prime
Project HOPE is working overtime to ship essential medicines and medical supplies to affected areas in Ukraine. Cinira Baldi, vice president of Project HOPE, joins “NewsNation Prime” to discuss the latest on the situation in Ukraine.
How to help the people of Ukraine: 3 ideas for giving
February 25, 2022 – Fox News
Project HOPE. The group notes that Russia’s assault on Ukraine “will force hundreds of thousands [of people] to flee their homes. Access to basic needs, health care and more are now in jeopardy.” It notes that “emergency teams from this group in Europe are sending medical supplies and standing by to provide health screening and care for refugees.” The organization says is “actively shipping essential medicines and medical supplies to affected areas in Ukraine.” On its website, the group declares that the crisis in Ukraine has “already prompted massive displacement from the capital of Kyiv and other parts of the country, with several thousand people already entering neighboring countries and more to come. Ukrainians near the conflict zones are lining up to access cash and fuel, and although communications and cell towers are reportedly functional for now, citizens are preparing for significant disruptions to supply chains, health care, and road access.”
Humanitarian group prepares medical supplies for Ukraine
February 24, 2022 – Yahoo! News
Humanitarian group Project Hope says it has an initial shipment of medical supplies on standby in The Netherlands and is working with the World Health Organisation to send them to Ukraine. The organisation said 2.9 million people in Ukraine were already in need of urgent humanitarian assistance even before the Russian military incursion. Chris Skopec, Executive Vice President of Global Health for Project Hope, said: “The conflict in Ukraine is a devastating blow for millions of Ukrainians who have already been living in a humanitarian crisis even before the first bombs fell. At this point, there is no way to ease the suffering that is to come unless there is a total stop to the conflict. Short of that, millions of people may suffer as the country spirals into a humanitarian crisis that impacts Ukraine’s most vulnerable people. Civilians have already been killed, just hours into this conflict. At least one hospital has already been hit. Long lines of people are trying to flee major cities. These numbers will get exponentially worse and add to the more than 850,000 internally displaced people already struggling to survive in Ukraine.”