Dr. Betsy Trefts Brings Health and Smiles to her Young Patients
On the Pediatric Ward on the USNS Mercy many children and adolescents are treated for many different diseases. Often it is Project HOPE volunteer Dr. Betsy Trefts, who is doing the treating.
Distributing Health Kits to the Most Vulnerable
In continuing with our relationship with Population Services International (PSI) Project HOPE is in the process of distributing 6,000 “Health Kits” to caregivers of its most vulnerable children in the Zambezia and Gaza Provinces of Mozambique.
Community Volunteers Provide Important Health Education
As part of our work with vulnerable children, Project HOPE has worked over the past five years to create a network of volunteer health educators. The educators teach in their own communities, offering important health lessons covering a variety of topics such as how to purify water, washing hands, preventing malaria, HIV and TB.
Changes and Challenges in Ghana
As the days progress, we continue our needs assessment of the emergency services and continue to evaluate skill sets and standardized procedures of the medical and nursing staff.
A Day in the Life of a Community Volunteer in Malawi
Saidi Nakhumwa is 47 years old. He lives near Mulanje and serves as a volunteer at the Matipwiri Community Sputum Collection Point site where he carefully collects sputum samples from people who might have TB in surrounding villages and delivers the samples to a TB microscopy laboratory site for testing.
Distribution of Mosquito Nets and Certeza to Children in Mozambique
As part of Project HOPE's work with Orphan and Vulnerable Children (OVC), we established a relationship with Population Services International (PSI) – another leading international health NGO that works in the country. Through our relationship with PSI we were able to procure Mosquito nets and bottles of Certeza which purifies unclean water and distribute these to the OVC in our program.
With a Little HOPE, VSL Group Thrives
In Zambezia Province of Mozambique, Project HOPE has been running the savings and loans mobilisation program for quite a while. Over the life of the project we have had over 300 groups that have been formed and trained in the methodology.
New Village Savings and Loans Program for Mozambique
In January, I was able to travel to Xai Xai which is the Provincial capital of Gaza Province in Mozambique to our office there and train some of our staff on Village Savings and Loans (VSL) methodology. We combine these loan programs with health education.
Mother Drives Her Son Across Two Countries to Get Care
Another awesome story is this little boy, Oscar. He and his mother are actually Salvadoran. He’s got strabismus (wandering eye), and his mother brought him to one of the sites in El Salvador late in the stay last week.
Volunteers Complete Health Education and Care in the Dominican…
We finished the mission in the Dominican Republic on Friday. Everyone worked incredibly hard to the very end. On the last day alone, there were almost 1,400 patient encounters.
Distinguished Guests Visit, Volunteer Work in Dominican Republic…
Distinguished Guests and Project HOPE Staff in Dominican Republic Visit with Volunteers onboard the USNS Comfort
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