2017 Impact Report: 60 Years of HOPE
A Legacy of Sustainable Impact in Global HealthDownload this resource
Since 1958, we have been unyielding in our dedication to develop essential health services for vulnerable populations across the globe. Project HOPE began with 61 volunteers raising their hands to be a part of a medical mission. Sixty years later, we have transformed into a global network of staff, partners, and volunteers on a mission to increase local capacity and access to health care services for communities in need. While the global health landscape has changed, the spirit and compassion of those original volunteers endures. HOPE continues to drive innovation by empowering health care workers to deliver expert care when and where it’s needed. We address today’s greatest health care challenges, including infectious and chronic diseases, disaster and health crises, and maternal, neonatal, and child health.
Our program priorities for 2017 included:
Maternal, Neonatal, Child Health
In 2017, HOPE contributed to ending preventable deaths of mothers, newborns, and young children in Africa, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Central Europe.
19% decrease in newborn infection rates at the San Lorenzo de Los Mina Maternity Hospital in the Dominican Republic following HOPE support.
Despite much progress, Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV still threaten the lives of millions. HOPE’s approach to these infectious diseases focuses on strengthening local health systems in sustainable ways.
Nearly 98% of people diagnosed with drug-resistant TB in Tajikistan were started on TB treatment.
In 2017, Project HOPE helped reduce premature mortality due to diabetes, hypertension, and lung diseases in South Africa, India, China, and Honduras.
76% of patients have achieved control of their asthma in China at HOPE-supported health facilities.
Humanitarian and Health Crises
Our emergency response strategy supports local health systems with emergency medical teams and needed medical supplies. We also leave communities with the tools they need to be successful, such as a cholera treatment center in Haiti and an improved diabetes program in Puerto Rico.
Nearly $10.5 million worth of medicines and supplies, including insulin and water purification kits, were provided to areas with global health emergencies.