On the Ground Blogs
World AIDS Day: A Rallying Call to End AIDS in Namibia By 2030
The consensus among delegates here is that if we are going to stop the epidemic in Namibia we will need to increase efforts and investments because aside from the challenges of starting in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Namibia, finishing the fight is most difficult part of this massive and complex effort.
A Year of HOPE 2017
Our programs and professionals made tangible strides in building health capacity across the globe in 2016. Our volunteers inspired health workers every day in hospitals and clinics that serve the most vulnerable patients – newborns and their mothers.
World AIDS Day: HOPE in Namibia
On this World AIDS Day, I am feeling very inspired by colleagues in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Namibia, the same country where I first decided to join the fight quite a few years ago.
Pediatric Palliative Care
Carma Erickson-Hurt is a Project HOPE volunteer and expert in palliative care. She provides training in palliative care and end of life nursing all over the world.
A Safe Delivery after a Pregnant Mom’s Water Broke Too Soon
Riska, a midwife trained through Project HOPE's Saving Lives at Birth program, safely delivered a baby after a mom's membrane ruptured too soon.
HOPE-Trained Midwife Helps Difficult Delivery
Here is another example of how the Saving Lives at Birth program is working in Indonesia.
Project HOPE Training Saves Mother in Labor Having Seizure
A community health volunteer in Mentang, Indonesia tells how her Project HOPE-provided training saved the life of a mother in labor
HOPE Strengthens Partnerships Among Midwives and Traditional Birth…
Project HOPE has helped strengthen the partnership between the Community Health Volunteers and Traditional Birth Attendants (so they don't handle deliveries themselves but refer women to deliver with midwives).
Health Posts Make for Healthy Pregnancies thanks to HOPE
Community Health Workers in Serang, Indonesia have been trained by Project HOPE. They encourage pregnant women to visit Health Posts where they receive better care.
HOPE-Attained Skills Help Midwife in Indonesia
Mrs. Lina, a midwife in Mancak, Indonesia recounts how the Saving Lives at Birth program gave her the skills and confidence to help a patient during a delivery.
Midwife Saves Newborn’s Life thanks to HOPE
Project HOPE training contributed to saving the life of a newborn baby in Serang, Indonesia.
First Steps in Helping Haiti
Haiti is awash with broken buildings. Piles of fallen trees lay on the ground like heaps of huge match sticks. Trauma is palpable everywhere and our disaster relief team has wasted no time building potential partnerships with Haiti’s Ministry of Health to try to find a clear path forward for Haitians. Short and long-term needs of the Haitian people are a priority for those in government because food and water supplies, and homes and health systems were crumbled by the Category 4 storm that swept across the Caribbean.
‘People are Psychologically Collapsing’: A Q&A from Sudan
More than half of people in Sudan require urgent humanitarian support. Learn more about the crisis in this Q&A with Shaza Mohamed, executive director of our local partner, Nada Elazhar for Disaster Prevention and Sustainable Development (NADA).
5 Things to Know About the Humanitarian Crisis in Sudan
Conflict has raged inside Sudan for more than 100 days, leaving the country’s health systems and citizens in a devastating humanitarian crisis. Here are five things to know about what’s happening.