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Infectious Diseases

Combatting infectious diseases, such as HIV, COVID-19, tuberculosis, and malaria

Our Approach

Project HOPE’s infectious disease programs prioritize the needs of communities and target populations by strengthening health systems and equipping local health workers with the skills, tools, and resources they need to build sustainable solutions that have a lasting impact. 

To prevent, detect, and help manage infectious diseases, our team works with health workers and the communities they serve to: 

  • Expand screening and testing services in underserved communities 
  • Improve access to care, treatment, and support services for people living with infectious diseases  
  • Strengthen infection prevention, surveillance, and case management within existing healthcare systems 
  • Provide comprehensive support services for people living with infectious diseases including mental health and psychosocial support 
  • Improve vaccine equity by increasing vaccine access and community health workers education and engagement  
  • Integrate sexual and reproductive health services and management of noncommunicable diseases into infectious diseases programming

1.3 million

people die from TB each year

Despite being curable and preventable, millions of people fall ill with tuberculosis each year and it is the second deadliest infectious disease.

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39 million

people living with HIV around the world

Project HOPE is committed to reducing HIV transmission and ensuring that people living with HIV can access the care they need to thrive.

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33%

of people worldwide have not received a COVID-19 vaccine

Far too many people are at a higher risk of dying from COVID-19 or developing severe complications, underscoring unequal access, availability, and delivery of vaccines.

The Context

There is no solution to the global health crisis without first addressing the growing threat of infectious diseases. 

As the leading cause of death in low-income countries — and a major contributor to preventable deaths in every country — infectious diseases like tuberculosis (TB), multidrug-resistant TB, respiratory conditions, HIV, malaria, cholera, and COVID-19 are an urgent threat. 

That’s why Project HOPE takes a localized approach that considers the unique needs, challenges, and strengths of each community and pairs all infectious disease programming with other work that strengthens the overall health system for the long term and leads to even greater gains in global health.

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