Project HOPE’s programs in the Americas address the most pressing health problems in the region, including maternal and neonatal mortality, diabetes, natural disasters and health emergencies.
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Joshua’s Story: How Project HOPE is Helping Dominican Doctors Save Newborn Lives
In the seven months since he was born, Joshua, a patient at Los Mina hospital in the Dominican Republic, has had five surgeries for complications involving his bile ducts. With limited equipment and staff, doctors are doing all they can to save babies like Joshua and reduce the country’s alarming neonatal and infant mortality rate.
Volunteer Spotlight: Jen Ballard Provides Care for Expectant Mothers in the Dominican Republic
Neonatal and obstetric care is challenging in the Dominican Republic – nearly all births in the nation of 10.7 million take place at hospitals, yet many lack the space and equipment needed to meet the high volume of patients. With help from volunteers like obstetrician Jen Ballard, Project HOPE is working to reduce the Dominican neonatal mortality rate and provide care to expectant mothers – many of whom are still teenagers.
Volunteer Spotlight: Karen Beetle Brings Comfort and Stability to Hurricane Survivors in Puerto Rico
When disaster strikes, mental health support is just as important as physical aid. Karen Beetle has been volunteering for years; after hearing about the devastation Hurricane Maria brought to the Caribbean, she knew her skills were needed.
Project HOPE Partners with U.S. Navy on the Pacific Partnership Humanitarian Mission to Asia Pacific
Medical volunteers from Project HOPE, a leader in global health development and emergency relief programs, have joined the 2018 Pacific Partnership, the 13th annual humanitarian aid mission and disaster response exercise led by the United States Navy in the Asia Pacific region. HOPE volunteers will implement side-by-side trainings with local health care professionals in Nha Trang, Vietnam.
Helping Puerto Rico’s Diabetes Patients Find HOPE in Their Communities After Maria
Hurricane Maria was the deadliest storm to hit U.S. soil in over 100 years. As communities still struggle to cope with damaged homes, a crippled health care system, and a dearth of medicine, some are learning to find strength from within – their families, communities, and most importantly, themselves.