Our European Partners
Project HOPE Swiss International Foundation (PHSIF) supports Project HOPE’s mission to place power in the hands of health workers to save lives around the world.
Whether safeguarding the health of urban refugees and migrants, providing care for mothers and infants, or strengthening health systems to face disaster, the PHSIF Project HOPE’s corporate partners in Switzerland and the wider European region to transform the health and well-being of people worldwide.
HOPE’s Response to COVID-19
COVID-19 is one of the gravest threats to global health in our lifetimes. As doctors and nurses around the world fight the virus’s spread, Project HOPE is mounting a global response to provide lifesaving support on the front lines.
To date, Project HOPE has distributed over 9 million pieces of personal protective equipment, provided training for over 62,000 health care workers, and reached more than 130 countries.
Our strategy focuses on providing lifesaving protective gear in high-risk areas, training health workers to recognize and treat COVID-19, deploying medical volunteers to provide surge staffing, and helping health systems around the world ensure continuity of health services.
Together with our partners, we are committed to meeting this challenge and placing power in the hands of doctors, nurses, and other health workers around the world.
Saving the Newborn in Sierra Leone
With just 245 doctors for 7 million people, Sierra Leone is one of the most dangerous places to be a mother or infant. The country is home to some of the highest maternal and neonatal mortality rates in the world — deaths that could be prevented with the right training and resources.
Funded by Project HOPE Swiss International Foundation, the Saving the Newborn Initiative focused on improving healthcare facilities, building the skills of healthcare workers, and expanding community support for mothers and newborns by increasing access to quality care.
In three years, the program provided care for over 2,600 sick newborn infants and trained more than 1,300 health care workers to provide essential newborn care. Thanks to Project HOPE Swiss International Foundation, survival rates are climbing and thousands of mothers and babies are being connected to lifesaving care.
Our Work in North Macedonia
In 2015, Project HOPE supported refugees forced to flee war-torn Syria and other countries who crossed the border into North Macedonia on their way to western Europe. The influx of thousands of refugees from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Africa who crossed the Greece/North Macedonia border daily caused a major strain on North Macedonia’s health care system and resources. Project HOPE responded with critically needed medicines, vaccines, and medical supplies, as well as medical volunteers who provided care directly to refugees and children.
In 2007, Project HOPE began implementing the Strategic Medical Re-Supply Program in North Macedonia to improve the quality of care for patients by providing targeted donations of medicines and medical supplies. By providing donations valued at more than $20 million, Project HOPE is helping the Ministry of Health and Hospitals increase budget saving and improve the availability of appropriate medicines and medical supplies.
As part of the program, Project HOPE volunteer doctors, nurses, and other health workers provide training and peer-to-peer education in the areas of pediatrics, oncology, and radiotherapy.
Chairman of the Board
Peter Wilden, Ph.D.
Ferring International Center SA
Reynold W. Mooney
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
Chair of the Board, Project HOPE
Michel P. Glauser, M.D., CFRCP, FIDSA, FAAM,
Honorary Professor of Medicine
University of Lausanne (UNIL)
Chairman and Owner
Attorney-at-law, Swiss Certified Tax Expert
OBERSON ABELS SA
*Project HOPE Swiss International Foundation is a corporation with its seat in Geneva, Switzerland and is tax exempt due to its public charitable status. It provides donation certificates to its donors.
For international transfers, PHSIF works with the Transnational Giving Europe (TGE) organization through the King Baudouin Foundation. TGE provides a secure way to make tax efficient cross-border cash donations, connecting 21 countries in Europe. The King Baudouin Foundation, amongst others, also assists with transfers from the USA to Europe and Africa.
Ferring International Center S.A.
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To learn more about how you can support Project HOPE’s mission, contact Annemarie de Wit at [email protected].