In The News
The stories below have been selected from the media coverage in 2018 of Project HOPE in order to provide you with a greater understanding of our work and mission.
- Why Some Killer Diseases Are Overlooked
February 1, 2018 – Financial Times
A poor-children’s disease — diarrhoea, which kills the most kids after pneumonia, is another example — won’t produce many well-off, articulate advocates. Moreover, there’s no simple magic bullet for pneumonia. The disease has many causes and two main forms: viral and bacterial. Health workers often misdiagnose it, sometimes because they haven’t been trained in pneumonia. And many health workers will continue to emigrate from poor to rich countries, says Tom Kenyon, who heads Project HOPE, a health NGO.
- A mission of Mercy sets sail for the Indian Ocean
February 26, 2018 – The San Diego Union-Tribune
The Mercy will act as the flagship for the annual “Pacific Partnership” mission, a five-month goodwill tour that’s slated to unite the hospital ship with its sidekick, the Singapore-based fast transport Falls River — plus more than 800 military and civilian personnel from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, France, Peru and Japan and nongovernmental organizations like Project Hope, Hope Worldwide and Project Handclasp.
- Hurricane Maria storm victims still need your help
March 26, 2018 – USA Today
How to help Puerto Ricans affected by the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria.
- Keeping Nigerian Hospitals Infection-Free: Lagos Team Develops Curriculum To Train Infection Control Specialists
March 28, 2018 – Nigeria Health Watch
Primum non nocere is a Latin phrase attributed to the ancient Greek Hippocrates that means, “First, to do no harm.” Non-maleficence is one of the most important principles in medicine, and in its simplest translation expresses the expectation that medical practitioners and hospitals should not cause harm to patients.
- Project HOPE Names Merck Corporate Volunteer of the Year
April 25, 2018 – azcentral
Volunteers are often the unsung heroes of the quest to promote global health and respond to disasters, but without their contributions, millions of people in some of the world’s most challenged regions would be worse off. In recognition of this crucial role, Project HOPE honored Jahn Moeller, a registered nurse from Queensland, Australia, as Volunteer of the Year, and Merck, as Corporate Partner Volunteer of the Year, celebrating a six-decades long partnership that has built health capacity worldwide.
- Project HOPE celebrates volunteers
April 26, 2018 – Winchester Star
National Volunteer Week was April 15 through 21, and Project HOPE on April 20 celebrated the volunteers who promote global health and respond to disasters around the world.
- DISASTER PREPAREDNESS IN THE HEART OF HUNT COUNTRY
May 7, 2018 – Middleburg Life
Just 20 miles from the heart of Middleburg lay “Simlandia,” a (fictional) fragile, unstable democracy plagued by corruption, poverty and political violence, afflicted by environmental challenges such as flood and drought. The replica disaster zone, which was hit by a devastating tsunami that worsened conditions in a nation already slammed by civil conflict, was the centerpiece of a four-day disaster and humanitarian response training workshop in April hosted by Project HOPE, an international leader in global health development and emergency relief programs.
- 380 Creative Thinkers Felicitated
May 11, 2018 – The Asian Age
A national consultation was held to felicitate creative thinking for NCD implementation in the country and prioritise actions fro effective implementation was held on Friday in the capital.
- FARMACIA SNS y Project HOPE unen esfuerzos para reducir la mortalidad materno neonatal
May 15, 2018 – Diario de Salud
The executive director of the Servicio Nacional de Salud (SNS) on Tuesday thanked Project HOPE for its contribution to infrastructure, teams and education valued at 400 thousand dollars for work done in the maternal wing of Renée Klang de Guzmán de Santiago, and for the joint efforts of both institutions to reduce neonatal infant mortalities.
- IDAC y Project HOPE estrechan lazos de cooperación
May 17, 2018 – Hoy Digital
With the objective of strengthening relationships and contributing to the development of the health network and responding to disasters in the Dominican Republic, the president of Project HOPE, Rabih Torbay, visited the country.
- Pacific Partnership 2018 kicks off in Khanh Hoa
May 17, 2018 – Vietnam Breaking News
With the agreement of the Government of Viet Nam, the Pacific Partnership Program 2018 (PP18) kicked off in Khanh Hoa province, Viet Nam on May 17, 2018, with the participation of U.S. Navy’s logistic ships USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and USNS Brunswick, and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force JDS Osumi.
- El IDAC y Project Hope refuerzan acuerdos cooperación para respuesta a emergencias
May 17, 2018 – Quisqueya
The Instituto Dominicano de Aviación Civil (IDAC) and Project HOPE, represented by the deputy general manager from the state organization, Santa Rosa Martínez, and the president of the non-profit organization, Rabih Torbay, work on an agreement to strengthen programmes of cooperation that have been carried out these past few years.
- Local Nurse Receives Humanitarian Award
June 1, 2018 – Four Corners News Leader
Diane Speranza, RN, CEN, CPEN, a resident of Clerrmont, was honored at the UN in New York City with the Nurses with Global Impact award.
- Hoosiers with Eli Lilly deliver critical care to victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico
June 3, 2018 – ABC 6 Indianapolis
The first team of Hoosier helpers from Eli Lilly and Company returned home from working with Project HOPE to deliver critical care to people living in hurricane-stricken Puerto Rico on Saturday.
- Puerto Rico still needs help – list of volunteer opportunities, charities
June 14, 2018 – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Project HOPE listed as one of the reputable aid organizations working to help Puerto Rico recover.
- ONG dice que necesidades de salud tras erupción en Guatemala son “críticas”
June 25, 2018 – EFE
A US team from the international NGO Project HOPE, which gave its support following the Fuego Volcano eruption in Guatemala, says that the heath needs have reached “critical point.”
- Vecinos alrededor del Volcán de Fuego padecen enfermedades de piel y respiratorias
June 28, 2018 – Prensa Libre
Project HOPE’s medical team respond to critical needs in Guatemala, such as respiratory and skin problems. HOPE is in communities cut off by the Fuego Volcano eruption.
- The perilous trek to see Volcan de Fuego, just months before it exploded
June 29, 2018 – Newcastle Herald
The explosion coated the surrounding villages in a seemingly innocuous but deadly ash cloud, followed by a volcanic lahar – a mudslide-like flow of ash and other debris – snatching a nearby river and coating San Miguel Los Lotes, now under three metres of debris and white dust. A modern Pompeii.
- Nongovernmental Organizations Enhance Global Health Security
June 29, 2018 – Health Affairs
NGOs have unique disaster response capabilities that can be adapted to disease outbreaks that exceed local capacity to respond effectively.
- Health Hold Third International Conference on Integrated TB Control in Central Asia
September 13, 2018 – U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan
USAID and Ministry of Health Hold Third International Conference on Integrated TB Control in Central Asia
- Diarrhea, Other Health Issues Stalk Indonesian Quake Survivors
October 5, 2018 – BenarNews
Survivors of earthquakes and a tsunami that devastated Indonesia’s Sulawesi island have started complaining about diarrhea, skin rashes and respiratory infections due to squalid conditions in makeshift shelters, health workers said Friday.
- Disease fears as more bodies found in Indonesia disaster
October 6, 2018 – Agence France-Presse
Rescuers picking through the grim aftermath of Indonesia’s quake-tsunami issued a fresh public health warning Saturday as more decaying corpses were unearthed from beneath the ruined city of Palu.
- Project Hope Holiday Luncheon and Boutique 2018
December 3, 2018 – SkyNews
On Nov. 28, the Women’s Division for Project Hope hosted its Holiday Luncheon and Boutique at the Forest Lake Country Club in Bloomfield Hills. Guest enjoyed lunch and a curated selection of brands offering products perfect for the holiday season. Project Hope serves to develop lasting solutions to health crises and self-medical help through educational courses.