In The News
The stories below have been selected from the media coverage in 2016 of Project HOPE in order to provide you with a greater understanding of our work and mission.
- Migration and Tuberculosis
Press Release: Second regional high-level meeting on “Migration and Tuberculosis (TB): Cross-Border TB Control in the Central Asian Countries–Astans – December 7-8, 2016
- Improving Adherence To Antiretroviral Therapy In Namibia
December 6, 2016 – Health Affairs
Countries around the world are striving to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic by focusing on the “90-90-90 targets” of the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS. By 2020, 90 percent of people living with HIV will know their HIV status, 90 percent of those diagnosed with HIV will be on treatment, and 90 percent of those treated will have effective viral suppression.
- Within These Support Groups, Namibians with HIV Have Found a Positive Outlook on Life
November 28, 2016 – USAID From the American People
Members of Let’s Unite help people living with HIV in rural northern Namibia adhere to treatment.
- A Helping Medical Hand
November 23, 2016 – Randburg Sun
Residents of Zandspruit were invited by Project HOPE to test for diabetes and hypertension, and even join in on a fun run.
- Give Life-Saving Health Care Items through Project HOPE
November 17, 2016 – The Winchester Star
Everyone knows someone who presents a gift-giving challenge. Project HOPE suggests giving the gift of health for another person.
- Local Organizations Mobilize to Help Haiti
October 11, 2016 – WHAG-TV
Project HOPE has already sent one team of three people, and plans to send more medical volunteers to help.
- Local Volunteers Act Fast to Help Haitians Recover
October 11, 2016 – The Winchester Star
Project HOPE, headquartered in Millwood, reports its disaster relief team is in Haiti, addressing the needs of people affected by Hurricane Matthew.
According to its website, Project HOPE is deploying medical volunteers to help prevent the spread of cholera and other diseases that are on the rise.
- International Conference on Integrated Tuberculosis Control
The International Conference on Integrated Tuberculosis Control (the “Conference”) will be held on September 26 and 27, 2016 in Almaty, Kazakhstan, with the participation of the Republic of Kazakhstan State Secretary — Gulshara Abdykalikova — and the Republic of Kazakhstan Minister of Health and Social Development — Tamara Duisenova.
- Providing Maternal Health Services at Factories
September 7, 2016 – Health Affairs
In the five factories where HealthWorks was implemented, the percentage of women who understood that taking iron supplements can prevent anemia doubled from 25 percent to 50 percent after about one year of health education.
- Retired Savannah Nurse Drawn to ‘Tough Place’ Overseas
August 20, 2016 – Savannah Morning News
Retired Savannah, Georgia nurse J. Beryl Brooks travels to Sierra Leone to work as a medical volunteer for Project HOPE, teaching maternal and child health.
- Pacific Partnership Reaches Indonesia and Final Mission Stop
August 19, 2016 – Naval Today
Pacific Partnership 2016 aboard hospital ship USNS Mercy for fifth and final stop of 2016 in Padang, Indonesia.
- Grasping At The Moon: Enhancing Access To Careers In The Health Professions
August 17, 2016 – Health Affairs
Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, Project HOPE Board member and former HHS secretary reflects on what’s needed to enable more minorities to become doctors and other health professionals.
- New Leaders at the Helm of Project HOPE
August 2, 2016 – Middleburg Life
The past few months have been a time of transition for Project HOPE. Headquartered in Millwood, the organization was founded in 1958 and is identifiable to many as the SS HOPE, the world’s first peacetime hospital ship.
- Pacific Partnership holds Nutrition Subject-Matter Expert Exchange with Da Nang Ortho, Rehab Hospital
July 31, 2016 – navy.mil
Project Hope volunteer Michelle Tom, said learning about the hospital’s approach to nutrition was eye opening.
- AIDS: We Must Not Forget
July 21, 2016 – The Huffington Post
Project HOPE President and CEO Dr. Tom Kenyon reflects on the current state of the HIV/AIDS epidemic as the 21st International AIDS Conference begins in Durban, South Africa.
- Health Chat
July 19, 2016 – Voice of America
Dr. Tom Kenyon, President and CEO of Project HOPE, talks about the state of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa.
- Self Care: a Cost Effective Solution for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health for All
July 18, 2016 – White Ribbon Alliance
Self-care can express local knowledge building on community wisdom. At its best, self-care can help community members express mutual support and concern based on local traditions and connections. Tina Gryboski, Senior Program Officer for Women and Children’s Health at Project HOPE, remarks that embracing culture as a resource is critical to the adoption of new health behaviors.
- Sierra Leone: President Koroma Receives Global Health Impact Award
July 14, 2016 – allAfrica
Ambassador Bockari Kortu Stevens conferred the Global Health Impact Award he had received on behalf of government and people of Sierra Leone from Project HOPE on June 14, 2016.
- Pacific Angel 16-2 Medics Work to Bring Medical Care to Kampot, Cambodia
June 20, 2016 – U.S. Pacific Command
Pacific Angel 16-2 is a humanitarian assistance/civil-military operation mission that involves militaries from five different nations and non-governmental organizations such as Project HOPE and East Meets West.
- Project HOPE
June 17, 2016 – BisNow
We went to Mellon Auditorium for the 9th annual Project HOPE Gala, celebrating its success with a presentation of Global Health Awards.
- How The Fight Against HIV/AIDS Is Turning The Tide
June 14, 2016 – The Huffington Post
The UN General Assembly has just wrapped up a high level meeting to rededicate the world to controlling the HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030.
- Project Hope celebra 20 años de trabajo en República Dominicana
June 9, 2016 – Diario Salud
Project HOPE celebrating 20-years of health care in the Dominican Republic.
- Zika virus threatening US health security while Congress bickers
June 6, 2016 – The Hill
Washington’s protracted squabbling over President Obama’s emergency request for $1.9 billion to fight the widening Zika epidemic is directly putting the health of unborn American children at risk and compromises the nation’s health security as a whole.
- ‘Circle of Care’ diabetes programme launched in UAE
June 1, 2016 – Trade Arabia
The program seeks to address the findings from a recent local diabetes report, undertaken by Project HOPE, beginning with a focus on Emirati diabetic patients.
- Type 2 diabetes initiative launched
June 1, 2016 – Gulf News
The UAE will have a national diabetes registry by the end of 2016, Ministry of Health and Prevention officials said on Wednesday.
- Working Together To Help People In China Breathe Better
June 1, 2016 – Health Affairs
Operating in every province in China, CARD aims to improve China’s capacity to cope with chronic respiratory diseases through a comprehensive program that strengthens national care guidelines and policies to conform to international standards, increases access to diagnostics, improves skills of primary health providers, heightens public awareness, and ultimately improves the health of patients with chronic respiratory diseases.
- Emirati diabetics are offered healthy eating advice in holy month
June 1, 2016 – The National UAE
The ministry has joined forces with the Emirates Diabetes Society and Project Hope to provide tailor-made advice for diabetics through the Circle of Care programme which aims to improve the work of practitioners and the health of patients.
- USNS Mercy Arrives in 7th Fleet for Pacific Partnership
May 24, 2016 – DVIDS
Pacific Partnership 2016 will conduct stops in Timor Leste, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and Palau. Non-governmental organizations also participate in the mission including Project HOPE.
- Faced with public health emergencies, we must not lose sight of long-term killers
May 24, 2016 – Devex
The HOPE Centre has sought to strengthen the overall health system through wraparound services that might seem like a stretch for a global health operation. These include cooking classes, a gardening project, exercise activities, wellness educational seminars, and a village savings and financial literacy program.
- Haitian girl whose tumor was removed by Operation Smile returns for revisions and reunion
May 24, 2016 – The Virginian Pilot
O’Reilly first met Dorival in 2011 in her hometown of Bahon. He worked with an organization called Project HOPE – Health Opportunities for People Everywhere – to have a team of surgeons remove the tumor in a hospital in Haiti in 2013.
- Lilly’s First Volunteer Teams of 2016 Depart in May for Thailand and Ghana
May 19, 2016 – Eli Lilly & Company
Eli Lilly & Co. continues to expand its network of Connecting Hearts Abroad partners. In 2016, Connecting Hearts Abroad volunteers will work alongside leading organizations including Project HOPE in South Africa.
- Health Affairs” Founding Editor, John K. Igleheart, Named 2016 Recipient of the William B. Graham Prize for Health Services Research
May 18, 2016 – Baxter and the Baxter International Foundation
The Prize, which has been awarded since 1986, recognizes the contributions of health services researchers who have had a significant impact on the health of the public in one of three primary focus areas: health services management, health policy development, and healthcare delivery.
- Project HOPE tests health
May 18, 2016 – Roodepoort Northsider
On 17 May the team from Project HOPE paid a visit to the Wildfig Business Park in Honeydew, South Africa to give free screenings as well as check the overall health status of people.
- External Quality Assessment of Sputum Smear Microscopy in Tuberculosis Laboratories in Sughd, Tajikistan
May 10, 2016 – Central Asian Journal of Public Health
Tajikistan has a laboratory network with three levels of tuberculosis (TB) laboratories. The external quality assessment (EQA) of sputum smear microscopy was implemented in 2007. The objective of this study was to evaluate the EQA system and identify potential performance improvement strategies in TB microscopic laboratories in Sughd, Tajikistan.
- Aid group works to bring medical imaging to impoverished areas of the world
April 30, 2016 – Carroll County Times
A feature of RAD-AID, a Maryland-based organization with which Project HOPE partners, describes its role in bringing imaging equipment and training to areas around the world in need.
- Local disaster relief to Ecuador following earthquake
April 20, 2016 – WHAG-TV
More than 500 people are dead after the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Ecuador over the weekend.The death toll continues to climb, after a tremor rattled the country Wednesday.Aid is pouring into the country to help the survivors. Hope is not far away. Weretaw Berhanu with Project HOPE, a global health organization based in Clarke County, is traveling to the country Thursday.
- Virginia Based Nonprofit Creates Medical Unit in Haiti
April 19, 2016 – WHAG – Your4State.com
Project HOPE recently created what’s called a cold chain facility in Haiti, the only one of its kind in the northern part of the country. The facility is helping more people get access to much needed medicines and vaccines.
- Nonprofits Diabetes Program Proving Successful
April 19, 2016 – WHAG – Your4State.com
According to the International Diabetes Federation, India has the second largest population living with diabetes in the world, second only to China. Project UDAY, a Project HOPE program, tries to offset this through more advanced training.
- Congress’ Big Gamble On the Health of America’s Children by Defunding Ebola to Fund Zika
April 19, 2016 – Huffington Post Impact
The Ebola crisis is not over; there has been a resurgence of cases in West Africa in recent weeks. But the White House has been forced to use Ebola funds to fight a new threat – the Zika virus now spreading rapidly across the Americas. Congress has yet to vote on funding to fight Zika – its members left for spring break without a vote – forcing the Administration to transfer $500 million in remaining Ebola funds to the Zika response. It is a gamble the White House should not have to make.
- The Fight of A Lifetime: Health Systems and Chronic Diseases
March 23, 2016 – Health Affairs Blog
To meet the challenge of NCDs today, we must also address the lack of capacity of health systems in LMICs. As each country puts in place its own NCD programs, myself and my colleagues at the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) can point to three concrete steps for building health system capacity in a substantial and sustainable manner.
- Project HOPE Launches New Health Program
March 14, 2016 – WHAG Your4State.com
Project HOPE, a global health organization based in Clarke County, launched an initiative in India aimed at combating some of the most common diseases in the country — diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular conditions.
- Infection Prevention And Control In TB Programs
March 14, 2016 – Health Affairs
Poor infection prevention and control in congregate settings such as health facilities and prisons is a serious obstacle to advancing public health efforts worldwide and can have deadly consequences, as in the 2015 Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
- Engaging Communities to Support TB Patients and Their Families in Tajikistan
March 1, 2016 – USAID
When 64-year old Tohirjon Negmatjonov from Yova Jamoat in Tajikistan’s Sughd Region, felt weak, unwell, with high fever, and was unable to go to work as a security guard, his wife took him to a health facility where he was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB).
- Regional and Local Authorities in Tajikistan Support TB Patients in their Communities
March 1, 2016 – USAID
Across Tajikistan’s Rasht Valley, and in the Dangara, Temurmalik, Baldzhu-van and Farkhor districts, a new, patient-centered approach (PCA) to outpa-tient tuberculosis (TB) and multidrug resistant (MDR) TB was initiated in 2013 by USAID programs. An approach to care that reflects individual patient needs and values, PCA is critical to effective TB control; however, imple-menting it in practice can be challenging. Therefore, the engagement of regional and local authorities (khukumats and jamoats) in providing social and financial support to TB patients is vital to the program’s success.
- USAID Ensures Continued Rapid TB Testing in Uzbekistan
March 1, 2016 – USAID
Dr. Kahramon is one of 12 laboratory specialists trained by the USAID TB Control Program to provide maintenance on the GeneXpert machines. Before the training, it could take weeks for a machine to be repaired, as the laboratories had to put in a request for maintenance to the National Reference Laboratory in Tashkent and wait for a technician to be available for an on-site visit to fix the machine. In the meantime, 12 patients a day waited for their test results.
- Help Syrians survive the conflict
March 1, 2016 – CNN Impact Your World
Millions of Syrians and Iraqis have fled their homes, leaving with only the clothes on their backs. Organizations are trying to help by providing food, shelter and medical care.
- Keeping Patients and Health Care Workers Safe While Treating TB Patients in Uzbekistan
March 1, 2016 – USAID
In Uzbekistan, Dr. Gulnara Radjabova heads the epide-miologic department of the National Centre of the Sani-tary Epidemiological Control, a government agency dedi-cated to improving the safety and well-being of patients and health care workers, where a crucial focus of her dai-ly routine is infection control in health care settings re-garding tuberculosis (TB).
- CM’s traditional tips to fight new-age diseases – – Govt joins hands with NGOs to fight heart problems, hypertension and diabetes
March 1, 2016 – The Telegraph
We aspire to secure people by collaborating with other partners in the fight against ever-increasing NCDs,” said Linda Heitzman, executive vice president of Project HOPE.
- Zika virus: Ways you can help
March 1, 2016 – CNN Impact Your World
The Zika virus is a mosquito-borne virus that has spread to at least 24 countries. The World Health Organization estimates that 3 to 4 million people in the Americas will be infected in the next year.
- Cultivate Indian way of lifestyle to stay healthy: CM
February 29, 2016 – The Avenue Mail Jharkhand’s Own English Daily
The Government of Jharkhand, Project Hope, Boston Scientific and Vikash Bharati are jointly conducting the Uddan Program.
- Meet the 75-year-old Tulane instructor fighting Ebola in Africa
January 27, 2016 – The Times-Picayune
A profile of Lee Gary, Jr., who helped deliver the four Clinics In A Can, donated through Project HOPE, to remote areas of Sierra Leone in the fight against Ebola.
- Millions Got Health Insurance, Questions of Cost Remain
January 12, 2016 – The New York Times
Gail Wilensky, Senior Fellow at Project HOPE, wrote this opinion piece about the Affordable Care Act and the questionable impact it has on health care spending.