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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Until 1997, assaulting a wife or a girlfriend wasn't considered a crime in Honduras. A year later, 3,000 women were still waiting for their day in court.
The Heartbreaking Plight, and Inspiring Heroism, of Guatemala’s Volcano Survivors
“Each visit to a patient is heartbreaking because for many, we are their only hope,” Project HOPE medical volunteer, Sheila Cardwell, on Project HOPE’s work in Guatemala. Read about one family’s horrific plight one month after the Fuego volcano erupted.
The perilous trek to see Volcan de Fuego, just months before it exploded
The explosion coated the surrounding villages in a seemingly innocuous but deadly ash cloud, followed by a volcanic lahar – a mudslide-like flow of ash and other debris – snatching a nearby river and coating San Miguel Los Lotes, now under three metres of debris and white dust. A modern Pompeii.
Vecinos alrededor del Volcán de Fuego padecen enfermedades de piel y respiratorias
Project HOPE’s medical team respond to critical needs in Guatemala, such as respiratory and skin problems. HOPE is in communities cut off by the Fuego Volcano eruption.
Medical Team Brings HOPE to Survivors with Critical Health Needs from Guatemala’s Fuego Volcano
Health needs have reached a critical point in communities devastated by the Fuego volcano eruption in Guatemala. That’s why Project HOPE medical volunteers are treating patients from communities surrounding the volcano who have acute and chronic health issues such as respiratory complications, PTSD and related symptoms, burns, high blood pressure, and diabetes complications.