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
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.
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.
Counseling Brings Comfort After The Storm
Dr. Miller says one of the important roles of counseling after a disaster is being able to connect and refer people to other needed services.
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.
Hurricane Maria continues to present daily challenges in Puerto Rico
Puerto Ricans are facing a new normal that presents daily challenges to public health.
Disease fears as more bodies found in Indonesia disaster
Rescuers picking through the grim aftermath of Indonesia's quake-tsunami issued a fresh public health warning Saturday as more decaying corpses were unearthed from beneath the ruined city of Palu.