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.
Project HOPE in Americas
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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.
Venezuelan Crisis Update: Situation Worsens as HOPE’s Medical Team Deploys to Colombia
Thousands of displaced Venezuelans are still pouring across the border with Colombia each day, escaping extreme food and medicine shortages and exponential inflation. As Project HOPE continues to scale up its health care service provisions in border regions, our team on the ground reports on how the Colombian health care system is handling this significant spike in patient volume.
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 hospitals lack the space and equipment needed to meet the high number 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.