Policy & Advocacy
Working to influence and shape global health policies to improve health around the world.
Since 1958, Project HOPE has confronted the world’s greatest health challenges and most urgent emergencies. With that experience comes six decades of trusted global health expertise and thorough local understanding. As an organization based in Washington, D.C., we are able to combine these two attributes with deep policy awareness and political understanding to effectively advocate for better health and humanitarian policies, funding and engagement.
Our four Policy & Advocacy focus areas:
Empowering Local Health Care Workers
Project HOPE has trained millions of health care workers worldwide since our founding. Health care workers are at the heart of our mission and we know that skilled health workers are the backbone of all health systems. To better improve the vital core of every health system, we must work to increase targeted resources and greater attention from U.S. and global leaders.
Project HOPE is a member of the Frontline Health Worker Coalition.
Strengthening Global Health Actions
For 65 years, Project HOPE has transformed the health and well-being of people and communities around the world. We work on the front lines of the world’s health challenges, partnering hand-in-hand with communities, health care workers and public health systems to ensure sustainable change.
Policies established by the United Nations, USAID, the State Department, various philanthropic donors, or others can set the stage for success of efforts to improve health care, particularly in the global south.
We lend our experience and expertise to these dialogues to help influence the outcomes in ways that can best improve health and well-being.
Project HOPE is actively engaged with the Global Health Coalition.
Supporting People in Crisis
With Project HOPE’s “no regrets” approach, we stand ready and are always equipped to support people in crisis, whether they are victims of an acute natural disaster or human-made conflict. As the world’s crises compound, it’s the poorest countries that bear the greatest cost: hospitals and clinics underequipped, communities under-prepared, families unable to obtain food, clean water or medicine. Yet, when the television cameras move on, Project HOPE remains.
We work to ensure that the ongoing needs for lifesaving humanitarian assistance do not slip from the agendas of governments and donors and encourage the best use of scarce resources in crises.
• The Hill: Opinion – Intervention needed now in Haiti—foreign entities must work with Haitians
• Project HOPE Commends the U.S. & United Nations for Issuing Historic Humanitarian Sanction Exceptions
• The Hill: Opinion – Ethiopia can turn the corner again, but will require real support
Increasing U.S. Leadership & Investment
U.S. investment in global health, through development or humanitarian assistance, delivers improved health outcomes in countries around the world. At Project HOPE we are proud to implement some of the finest examples of these life-saving investments. Continued strong U.S. leadership and robust investments are needed to maintain the gains already made and to better ensure the best health outcomes for those in need.
At Project HOPE, we lend our knowledgeable voice and proven on-the-ground outcomes to support and advocate for more and better U.S. investment in health development and humanitarian assistance.
Project HOPE is a proud member of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition.
Read more about Project HOPE’s Policy & Advocacy work
Long-serving International NGO, Project HOPE Accelerates Efforts in Health Advocacy
Since 1958, Project HOPE has confronted the world’s greatest health challenges and daunting emergencies. Now, we have added dedicated resources to advocate for more and better health and humanitarian policies, funding, and engagement.
Q&A: How Can Advocacy Advance Foreign Aid?
What are the greatest threats to humanitarian aid? What trends are worth watching? And can we continue to advance humanitarian causes with a divided Congress? Learn more in this Q&A with Project HOPE’s Director of Policy and Advocacy, Jed Meline.