Project HOPE celebrates volunteers
National Volunteer Week was April 15 through 21, and Project HOPE on April 20 celebrated the volunteers who promote global health and respond to disasters around the world.
Project HOPE Names Merck Corporate Volunteer of the Year
Volunteers are often the unsung heroes of the quest to promote global health and respond to disasters, but without their contributions, millions of people in some of the world’s most challenged regions would be worse off. In recognition of this crucial role, Project HOPE honored Jahn Moeller, a registered nurse from Queensland, Australia, as Volunteer of the Year, and Merck, as Corporate Partner Volunteer of the Year, celebrating a six-decades long partnership that has built health capacity worldwide.
A mission of Mercy sets sail for the Indian Ocean
The Mercy will act as the flagship for the annual “Pacific Partnership” mission, a five-month goodwill tour that’s slated to unite the hospital ship with its sidekick, the Singapore-based fast transport Falls River — plus more than 800 military and civilian personnel from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, France, Peru and Japan and nongovernmental organizations like Project Hope, Hope Worldwide and Project Handclasp.
Health Check: Local doctor volunteers in Puerto Rico
Dr, Francisco Trilla, the chief medical officer at Neighborhood Health Plan, recently discussed his trip to Puerto Rico with Project HOPE.
Charities to Give Back to This Holiday Season
It can be tricky to know where to donate though—will your donation go to the right place? Will it actually be used to help the cause you’re passionate about? Below are a few impactful organizations doing incredibly important work that are definitely in need of our help this holiday season.
Puerto Rico Will Rise Again, But for Now It Needs Electricity and…
Boston Medical Center psychiatrist Lisa Fortuna discusses recent medical mission to Puerto Rico with Project HOPE.
Training begins in Shanghai for western China health professionals
Medical technology company BD and Project HOPE announced they will kick off a three-year training program in Shanghai for healthcare professionals in western regions to further ensure overall safety.
The Success of Humanitarian Aid to the Dominican Republic
Located in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic is home to nearly 11 million individuals. Despite being vulnerable to natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes, the country has experienced one of the strongest economic growths in the region in 25 years.
Precision Response Needed For HIV/AIDS
Taking the final strides to bring HIV/AIDS under control will require clinical and community actors to provide a “precision response”—that is, one that is precisely tailored to local epidemic dynamics and implemented by partners in tandem with one another.
Women’s Division for Project Hope Holiday Luncheon 2017
On Nov. 29, the Women’s Division for Project Hope held their annual Holiday Luncheon at the Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills. Proceeds from the event benefited the Women’s Division branch of Project HOPE.
A Great-Grandmother, A Great Giver
Rather than spending money on Mother’s Day cards that would likely end up buried in a drawer, Virginia decided to donate $10 on behalf of each woman she would usually send a card to. Virginia’s thoughtful act enables Project HOPE to provide Kangaroo Mother Care wraps for moms and special health care worker training, which support the critical, lifesaving bonding between mothers and newborns immediately after birth.
What Do Mental Health Services Look Like Around the World?
Despite the prevalence of mental health issues, mental health services are still in a largely nascent stage. Here are some of the mental health issues and gaps in care that Project HOPE team members see in their communities around the world.