How Vegetable Gardens Are Making Huge Health Strides in South Africa
Patients in South Africa are digging their way to better health in an innovative vegetable garden program that Project HOPE is pioneering to combat non-communicable diseases like diabetes, high cholesterol, and hypertension.
Project HOPE Responds to Catastrophic Eruption of Guatemala’s Fuego Volcano
Project HOPE is deploying an emergency team this weekend to respond to critical health needs after the Fuego volcano in Guatemala left 109 dead and 200 missing.
Project HOPE’s commitment to reducing child mortality
If the world is to make significant gains on the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target on child survival, it is paramount that there is increased focus on the bottlenecks for neonatal survival.
In China, Nurses Take the Lead on Palliative Care Training
For Shi Liuqing, a nurse at the Hubei Provincial Cancer Hospital, the Palliative Care Training program changed her approach to nursing.“I’ve learned a lot from this training and my work here, and I believe many more patients in China will benefit from palliative care in the future.”
Saving Babies in Macedonia
Project HOPE is making a major commitment to increase the survival chances of premature babies and improve perinatal care in Macedonia with donated equipment.
Bringing Lives Back from the Brink of Malawi’s HIV Epidemic
The HIV epidemic has plagued Ida’s life since 2003. At the time, she was married and pregnant with her first child. Her pregnancy was challenging. She was often ill and always at the hospital. Her doctor advised her to get an HIV test and she found out she was in fact HIV-positive.
Fighting Cholera: A Daily Battle in Haiti
The start of the rainy season in the Caribbean brings a reminder that the work of improving public health in vulnerable countries is a daily grind that goes on long after the media spotlight has shifted elsewhere after a natural disaster like a hurricane or earthquake. Nowhere is that more true than in Haiti, where local health workers and their international partners face a constant struggle to prevent and contain cholera outbreaks.
New Training Opportunities in Uzbekistan Mean Better Care
In Uzbekistan, health care providers have to travel to the capital city to receive the proper training to care for patients with tuberculosis (TB). That’s why Project HOPE, under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Tuberculous Control Program and in partnership with the Uzbekistan Ministry of Health and the Republican Scientific and Practical Medical Center of Tuberculosis and Pulmonology, recently launched the Center for Innovative Distance Training and Monitoring in Tashkent.
Addressing the Global Shortage of Health Care Workers
Every health issue—whether impacting a small family or an entire country—depends entirely on whether the health worker on the ground has what they need to do their job. Project HOPE is committed to enabling health care workers to provide expert care.
An Experience of a Lifetime, Thanks to Project HOPE
My experiences as a Project HOPE volunteer have been unforgettable and irreplaceable. HOPE has given me the opportunity to help people around the world, most recently in Wuhan, China, where I was a faculty member in a large nursing program. In 2016, I took another step in my lifelong volunteerism and was elected President of the HOPE Alumni Association. This meant volunteering in a different capacity
The Power of Volunteerism
During National Volunteer Week, Project HOPE celebrates all the volunteers from the past year who served others in time of need. Their courage and compassion transformed the lives of children, families and communities – and created a ripple effect of HOPE that still resonates.
Working Together to Deliver Lifesaving Medicine in Uzbekistan
For cancer patients at the National Cancer Center in Tashkent, every day is a battle to survive their life threatening disease. Lifesaving medicine for patients with aggressive brain cancer can be hard to come by, but thanks to our partner, Merck & Co., Inc., and the government of Uzbekistan, we were able to offer some hope to patients with aggressive brain cancer.