In The News
The stories below have been selected from the media coverage in 2019 of Project HOPE in order to provide you with a greater understanding of our work and mission.
- Project HOPE Ships Medical Supplies To Bahamas
September 9, 2019 – MSNBC
Morning Joe medical contributor, Dr. Dave Campbell, reports on relief efforts in the Bahamas following the destruction of Hurricane Dorian.
- In the Bahamas, ‘slow’ government response leaves residents turning to strangers for help
September 7, 2019 – PBS Newshour
Small planes were able to evacuate some, including the elderly and the sick, a few at a time. For those unable to leave, aid groups were starting to arrive to arrive to assess how to meet their needs. Tom Cotter is director of emergency response and preparedness for the global relief organization Project HOPE.
- Virginia-based relief group reaches hurricane-wrecked Bahamas
September 7, 2019 – WTOP
Among those getting an firsthand look at the destruction left by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas are members of the Virginia-based relief organization Project HOPE.
- Project HOPE: Virginia nonprofit begins hurricane relief effort in hard-hit Bahamas
September 6, 2019 – ABC7 WJLA
Project HOPE’s initial five-member team includes a doctor and nurse practitioner, but the organization has another 32 doctors, nurses and pharmacists on standby to deploy as needed.
- A woman in the Bahamas says a family dog saved her sister-in-law after she was trapped under a collapsed roof for 17 hours during Hurricane Dorian
September 6, 2019 – Daily Magazine
Sandra Cooke, a resident of Nassau, the country’s capital, told the New York Times that her sister-in-law, Angela Cooke, was trapped under the roof of her collapsed home on the Abaco Islands as Dorian pounded the island with up to 30 inches of rain, and 185 mph winds.
- What We Can DO for Those Affected by Dorian
September 6, 2019 – Her Campus
The Bahamas have been devastated by this hurricane. Currently, 20 are dead and 62,000 are without drinking water. Entire communities have been washed away. People have flooded the internet with words of encouragement to show their support, but the people of the Bahamas still have urgent physical needs.
- How to Help the Bahamas After Hurricane Dorian
September 6, 2019 – NBC4 New York
Project Hope is sending volunteers and arming health care professionals with medicines, supplies and training to help sick and injured people, wherever the need is greatest.
- Hurricane Dorian leaves ‘apocalyptic’ damage in the Bahamas
September 6, 2019 – PBS Newshour
There’s simply not enough spaces to land helicopters there to get the aid in. Starting tomorrow, some groups like Project HOPE are going to try to reach there by water, by ship, but right now they just can’t reach them.
- Search and rescue efforts underway in Bahamas
September 6, 2019 – MSNBC
Morning Joe’s Dr. Dave Campbell traveled to the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian to see how relief organization Project Hope is helping the region after the devastating storm.
- Here’s how you can help Hurricane Dorian victims
September 5, 2019 – CNN
Hurricane Dorian leaves behind destruction as far as the eye can see in the northern Bahamas. Thousands of homes, hospitals and businesses are ripped apart, water covering everything in its path. Families are trapped and lives lost. Right now, the U.S. Coast Guard is helping the Bahamas Royal Police rescue people from their homes. And we’re just beginning to understand how bad the damage is.
- Hurricane Dorian has wreaked havoc on the Bahamas. Here’s how you can help.
September 3, 2019 – USA TODAY
Project HOPE said that their emergency team is on the ground in Nassau distributing hygiene kits and offering medical care and will be supporting other emergency response efforts.
- ‘We owe it to them’: Bahamian ships prepare for relief missions
September 3, 2019 – Reuters
A local group called Restoration Abaco, which is partnering with the international aid group Project Hope in the Bahamas, had a supply barge slated to depart for Abaco Wednesday night.
- Tracking Hurrican Dorian
September 3, 2019 – NBC4 Washington
- Virginia-based nonprofit sends medical team to the Dorian-ravaged Bahamas
September 3, 2019 – WTOP
Project HOPE, a Virginia-based nonprofit group that sends medical professionals to disasters around the world, is sending a team to the hurricane-ravaged Bahamas.
- DREAMS project reaches over 8 000 adolescentsJune 7, 2019 – The World News
Some 8 322 adolescent girls from 32 schools in Oshikoto Region have been reached through HIV prevention education, with more than half of the them identified as eligible from the provision of a comprehensive package of services to mitigate the impact of HIV. This was done through the DREAMS project under the auspices of Project Hope Namibia in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
- Millersville Pediatrician Provides Relief In Mozambique After Disastrous Cyclone Hits
May 2, 2019 – Severna Park Voice
Upon arriving in Mozambique on March 23, Dr. Andre Gvozden, a Millersville-based pediatrician and owner of Gvozden Pediatrics, joined the Project HOPE team and set up camp in Beira, the country’s fourth-largest city. Due to damaged roads or flooding that prevented ground access into several towns, Gvozden and a small team of doctors were flown via helicopter to neighboring towns to provide medical relief.
- The ‘low profile’ donor who never counted her charitable deeds
April 11, 2019 – China Daily
In 1989, Wang Ya donated her first 100 yuan to Project HOPE, China’s top charity project to help students in poverty.
- Urban Plates and Project HOPE Partner for World Health Day 2019
April 5, 2019 – Fox 45 News
Project HOPE and fine fast casual restaurant Urban Plates are joining forces this World Health Day to shine a light on the importance of good health and good health care. Urban Plates will donate 5% of sales at their three Washington-area locations on Sunday, April 7, to support Project HOPE.
- Successful Efforts to Fight Poverty in Uzbekistan
March 29, 2019 – The Borgen Project
In 2017, the USAID gave $3.4 million for tuberculosis control in Uzbekistan through Project HOPE and the KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation. The USAID has been ramping up funding for tuberculosis programs at a time when Uzbekistan has one of the highest rates of infection in Asia.
- Local Doctor Helps Victims of Mozambique Cyclone
March 22, 2019 – NBC 4 Washington
Dr. Andre Gvozden is preparing to leave the comforts of his private practice in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, to help people suffering from the effects of the cyclone that struck the eastern African country of Mozambique. News4’s Cory Smith reports.
- Millersville pediatrician heads to Mozambique to aid victims of devastating cyclone
March 22, 2019 – WBAL TV 11
Dr. Andre Gvozden met with the last of his patients Friday before heading out this weekend to Mozambique. He is going to southeast Africa to help after a devastating cyclone wiped out communities and left over 1,000 dead and countless without basic human needs.
- Here’s how you can help Cyclone Idai victims
March 19, 2019 – CNN
Hundreds of people are missing after a powerful cyclone hit Mozambique late last week. Government officials fear more than 1,000 people may have been killed. The wind, rain and swollen rivers have destroyed homes, schools and hospitals in Mozambique, neighboring Zimbabwe and Malawi. In some places, entire villages have been wiped out — with up to half the victims being children. Survivors are in need of shelter, food, clean water and sanitation.
- Health Care Workers: The Gatekeepers to Achieving Global Health and Wellbeing
March 19, 2019 – Impakter
Project HOPE’s mission and work are aligned with the global blueprint for health that the UN’s 2018 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs) provides. But why should the Millennial Generation be interested in these goals?
- First Lady meets with Project HOPE Board of Directors
March 15, 2019 – The Patriotic Vanguard
Sierra Leone’s First Lady (photo) met with Project HOPE Board of Directors, which include pharmaceutical and healthcare industry executives of the US.
- Young Health Program busca prevenir enfermedades en los jóvenes
March 11, 2019 – Diario Imagen
AstraZeneca en conjunto con la Embajada de Suecia en México, la organización internacional Project HOPE, la asociación Yo quiero, Yo puedo, el Instituto Mexicano de Investigación de Familia y Población y el Instituto Nacional de Cancerología (INCan) lanzan en México el Young Health Program que tiene como objetivo prevenir enfermedades no transmisibles en jóvenes de 10 a 24 años, a través de la prevención.
- Young Health Program llega a México
March 7, 2019 – Mundo de Hoy
El programa en México beneficiará a más de 46 mil jóvenes.
- Colombia border hospitals struggle with Venezuelan migrant influx
March 5, 2019 – Aljazeera
As Venezuelans pour across the border, health workers in Colombia’s Cucuta say that hospitals are at a breaking point.
- Training Infection Prevention and Control Specialists in Nigeria
February 13, 2019 – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Healthcare personnel in Nigeria save lives every day and put their lives at risk when caring for patients with deadly infections, such as Ebola and Lassa fever. Infection prevention and control measures—such as isolating potentially infectious patients, improving handwashing, and using protective equipment—can keep these healthcare personnel safe.
- The Reauthorization Of PEPFAR To 2023
March 4, 2019 – HealthAffairs
Project HOPE was recently privileged to honor Laura Bush for her and her family’s contributions to global health at our sixtieth-year celebration. When I asked her what had motivated President George W. Bush to launch the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in 2003, she replied, “George just thought it was wrong that AIDS treatment was available and millions of people would die without it.” PEPFAR has been about people, not politics or charity. It’s also been about data-driven decision making, mutual respect between countries, and the expectation of joint investment by partner countries to achieve lasting results.
- U.S. aid remains untouched as Venezuelans flee across border to Colombia
February 9, 2019 – NBC News
President Nicolás Maduro continues to refuse to let a U.S. aid shipment into Venezuela, the much-needed food and medicine sitting untouched in a Colombian warehouse. Tens of thousands of Venezuelans cross over the border each day, unsure of when they’ll ever be able to go home.
- Crean Cadena de Frío para almacenar medicamentos para emergencias y desastres naturales
January 9, 2019 – La Perla del Sur
Como parte de la iniciativa el Departamento de Salud mantendrá un mapa actualizado con las localidades de todos los puntos de esta cadena como parte del plan nacional de emergencia
- Establecen cadena de frío para medicamentos
January 9, 2019 – PrimeraHORA
La cadena de frío contará con sistema de energía solar y almacenaje, y se encuentra ubicada en las instalaciones de Escuela de Farmacia del RCM.