Field Update: In the Wake of Hurricane Dorian, A Newborn Lives in Limbo
When Dr. Marvin Wang visited the Bahamas with Project HOPE as a volunteer pediatrician, he met an unexpected patient: a 2-week-old baby living in a gymnasium.
Field Update: For Hurricane Dorian’s Survivors, Not All Wounds Are Physical
Hurricane Dorian’s damage is devastating — especially the emotional toll the storm took on its survivors, writes Dr. Marvin Wang, a volunteer physician serving in the Bahamas with Project HOPE.
The Changing Face of Global Health: Q&A with Chris Skopec
Conflict and disaster have displaced more people than at any point in history. What does that mean for the future of global health? And how does HOPE still have the power to help people reach their full potential? Learn more in this Q&A with Chris Skopec, HOPE’s executive vice president for global health.
Giving HOPE to the Hopeless: Snapshots from Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone is a country of rich natural beauty, but it is also one wrought by natural disasters, political instability and health crises — a country where having a safe pregnancy and raising a healthy baby is more challenging than it should be.
Born Too Soon: 5 Things to Know About Prematurity
November 17 marks the 9th annual World Prematurity Day — a day to take extra action to generate awareness and inspire efforts to prevent premature births and save vulnerable newborn lives.
Health Worker Spotlight: Reaching Mothers and Babies in Sierra Leone
Banneh Daramy, a Project HOPE newborn consultant, dedicates her energy and expertise to improving health for fellow Sierra Leoneans — saving lives in a country with some of the world’s highest maternal and infant mortality rates.
Mother to Mother: Village Care Groups Save Lives in Sierra Leone
The maternal mortality rate is higher in Sierra Leone than anywhere else in the world: One in 17 women won’t survive pregnancy or delivery. The majority of these deaths are a result of preventable causes, exposing a critical lack of information and skilled care. The fact that most of these deaths could have been avoided is a tragedy, but it also means that all hope isn’t lost — that there’s work that can be done to save lives in the future.
Skin-to-Skin: Alternative Incubation Technique Saves Newborn Lives
Project HOPE introduces Kangaroo Mother Care to new mothers in Sierra Leone, a warming method that simulates the womb and helps premature and low weight babies survive and grow healthy — from fragile to strong.
‘Breathtaking’ Destruction: A Q&A On Hurricane Dorian’s Aftermath
As the scale of Hurricane Dorian’s destruction comes into focus, Bahamians on the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama face a monumental recovery. Learn more in this Q&A with Tom Cotter, Project HOPE’s director of emergency response.
On the Ground in Colombia: Q&A with Dr. Atilio
Our country representative in Colombia, Dr. Atilio Rivera-Vasquez, shares his experience of the Venezuela crisis and the greatest health challenges he’s seeing as more and more refugees and migrants arrive to Colombian hospitals in need of urgent care.
Photo Essay: In Serang, Midwives Stand in the Gap
In western Java, just a few hours from the metropolis of Jakarta, villages in rural Serang struggle with a tragic and preventable problem: maternal and neonatal mortality.