Preparing for the Next Disaster
Project HOPE hosted an intricate exercise at our headquarters that simulated a large Level Three international emergency. Working with a consortium of experts in the field, this Humanitarian and Disaster Response Simulation Training workshop brought participants from around the world who are first responders or potential first responders in their respective areas.
Project HOPE in Kazakhstan: Putting Lives Back on Track After TB
Kazakhstan has among the highest incidence of multi-drug resistant TB in the world and the large influx of labor migrants has posed serious challenges. Project HOPE programs address the treatment and prevention of TB.
Innovation, Education and Patient Support Turning the Tide on TB
Despite most cases of TB being curable with a six month treatment regimen that costs less than $40 dollars, every day there will be another 28,500 new cases of TB. We must do more to end TB.
HOPE for TB’s Youngest Victims
Every year, in Tajikistan, a country where the burden of TB is very high, as many as 600 children become ill with this infectious but curable disease. To receive treatment, the majority of these children have to be hospitalized and, as a result, separated from their families for months at a time. For these little patients, a hospital stay is a very long, lonely, and scary experience.
Simple Intervention Helps Low Birth Weight Babies Thrive
Twin brothers James and Joseph are a beautiful example of how this care works. Born premature in September, the babies were just 1.9kg (4.1 pounds) and 2.0kg (4.4 pounds) at birth.
Saving Newborns in Sierra Leone with Kangaroo Mother Care
Sierra Leone has one of the highest infant and maternal mortality rates in the world and I have been told that since the Ebola epidemic, the country of six million people currently has less than 100 doctors and no neonatal specialists.
Resiliency Inspiring, But Health Needs Persist in Puerto Rico
Dr. Elisabeth Poorman, who traveled to Puerto Rico with Project HOPE's emergency response team, reflected on her experience.
Bend But Don’t Break, Emotional Resiliency After Maria
Project HOPE's team in Puerto Rico is helping children cope with the emotional stress after Hurricane Maria.
The Latest Developments in Battling the HIV/AIDS Crisis
While great strides have been made in the fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic, there is still work to do. Project HOPE is working on innovative prevention and treatment programs to save lives
HOPE’s Remote Medical Units Fill in the Cracks of a Recovering Health System
Project HOPE is reaching out with remote medical units in coordination with municipalities and Puerto Rico's Department of Health, to target and assist the isolated, indigent, and vulnerable populations.
Limited Clean Water Supplies Pose Unfamiliar Health Risks in Puerto Rico
As Project HOPE medical volunteers continue to bring needed care to people living in still hard to reach locations, a newly implemented WASH program is helping to ensure long-term health for Puerto Ricans learning how to live in a changed environment after the massive storm.