Diabetes in Puerto Rico: An Update on a Public Health Crisis, One Year After Hurricane Maria
Even before Hurricane Maria brought widespread devastation to the island, Puerto Rico had a diabetes prevalence rate about 50% higher than the general U.S. population. A year after the storm, which caused over $90 billion in damage, locals are still working with charitable NGOs like Project HOPE to restore the territory’s disrupted healthcare system.
How Project HOPE is Saving Mothers and their Babies in the Dominican Republic
Though health care is readily available for its 10.4 million residents, the Caribbean’s second-most populous country also has the second-highest neonatal mortality rate in the region. With contributions from Project HOPE’s health workers, obstetric patients in the Dominican Republic are learning to find support and guidance from their doctors as well as their neighbors.
How Door-to-Door HIV Testing in Ethiopia Saved a Life
In Ethiopia, women between the ages of 15 and 49 are almost twice as likely to contract HIV as males in the same age group. With the help of health workers, trained by Project HOPE, traveling door-to-door, one woman decided not to let her diagnosis – or a series of personal tragedies – define her.
Venezuela Crisis Deepens: Thousands of Venezuelans Cross Colombian Border to Find HOPE
As the national economy crumbles, up to 4,000 Venezuelans are crossing the border into Colombia every day, often with only the possessions they can carry.
Haiti’s Health Workers: Finding Resilience In Disasters
The resilience of the Haitian people was tested once again recently when a 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck near the northwestern city of Port-au-Paix on Oct. 6, killing at least 14 people and injuring 200 others.
Helping Indonesia’s Health Workers Through a Crisis
Ibu Rizka is trained for the worst. She has seen patients in their darkest hours and endured the agony of searching for colleagues who don’t report to work after disasters, their fates unknown. Now, the Indonesian emergency room nurse and Disaster and Crisis Management Coordinator is coping with the aftermath of more tragedy, following the earthquake and tsunami that hit Central Sulawesi on September 28.
Indonesia: Devastation as far as the eye can see
"I’ve been to many disasters as an emergency responder, but this one is definitely one of the worst. And this is just Palu. I can’t even imagine the situation in other cities."
Tsunami Strikes Indonesia
On Friday September 28, powerful earthquakes shook Indonesia, triggering a tsunami with ten-foot waves. The events devastated the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, killing over 1,580 while injuring and displacing thousands more. Homes, public buildings, roads, bridges—destroyed. Find all the facts you need to know about this horrific tragedy, including updates from our team on the ground.
Tuberculosis Is A Threat To Global Health Security
TB has been a priority at Project HOPE throughout our sixty-year history.
World Leaders Must Cement Political Commitment to Fight TB
The WHO estimates that a quarter of people in the world have latent tuberculosis – which means they have been infected with the TB bacteria but have not yet developed the disease.
Project HOPE Marks World AIDS Day by Highlighting Pioneering Program to Support Teens with HIV in Namibia
Project HOPE Partners with U.S. Navy on the Pacific Partnership Humanitarian Mission to Asia Pacific
Medical volunteers from Project HOPE, a leader in global health development and emergency relief programs, have joined the 2018 Pacific Partnership, the 13th annual humanitarian aid mission and disaster response exercise led by the United States Navy in the Asia Pacific region. HOPE volunteers will implement side-by-side trainings with local health care professionals in Nha Trang, Vietnam.