Across the Middle East, Project HOPE works to strengthen health systems by building health professional skills and providing humanitarian assistance to those in need.
Project HOPE’s work in the Middle East over the last 40 years has included building health professional capacity, ensuring the highest quality of patient care across the region and providing humanitarian assistance and relief services. We have:
Developed and introduced modern training curricula;
Helped establish national training centers; and
Implemented innovative patient-centered programs.
As the region continues to change with increasing urbanization and the rise of unhealthy lifestyles, our unique partnerships with private companies and local governments have enabled us to work together to tackle growing needs, including diabetes and hypertension.
Project HOPE works closely with Egypt’s Ministry of Health, leveraging Project HOPE’s unique capabilities to develop Egypt’s health workforce through education and training in partnership with universities, the national training institute, and private companies. Our current program improves quality of treatment for patients suffering from the rare genetic condition Gaucher Disease.
In 2014, we introduced an innovative diabetes education program in the United Arab Emirates, the Diabetes Education & Education Program, believed to be one of the first patient-focused education and behavior change models in the country.
Our History in the Middle East
Project HOPE has worked in the Middle East since 1975 when we were invited by Egyptian President Anwar Sadaat’s wife, Mrs. Gihan El Sadaat, to assist with medical expertise for the Al Wafaa Wal Ama comprehensive rehabilitation center.
In Iraq, Project HOPE was the lead private partner and coordinator in the opening of the Basrah Children’s Specialty Hospital in 2010, a modern acute and referral care facility that specializes in pediatric oncology. We provided medical equipment for the hospital, trained the clinical and ancillary hospital staff, and maintained liaison with the Ministry of Health in Baghdad and the Director of Health in Basrah.
In Oman, Project HOPE helped expand access to nursing education and training in 2009 through a partnership with Sultan Qaboos Medical College School of Nursing to train nursing candidates from Iraq.
In Jordan, Project HOPE supported the opening of the Women’s Clinic of Southern Jordan in 2010 by coordinating training workshops for physicians and nurses to implement clinic outreach programs and provide training, coaching, and mentoring on various clinical specialties.
Project HOPE provided humanitarian assistance and relief services for refugees from Syria living in camps in Jordan, Iraq, Turkey, and Lebanon. Today, we continue to provide medical services and assistance to refugees transiting Macedonia.