Born Too Soon: 5 Things to Know About Prematurity
November 17 marks 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.
Field Update: The Devastation In Palu, Indonesia Lives On
Cinira Baldi, Project HOPE’s vice president, chief development and communications officer, visits Palu one year after the deadly earthquake and tsunami and shares her heart-wrenching observations.
Crisis in Yemen: How to Help
Yemen is the world's worst humanitarian crisis, with 80% of the country's population requiring some form of assistance to survive. Project HOPE is helping provide the vital support people in Yemen need most. Get the facts about this crisis and learn more about how you can help below.
Living With Diabetes in the Wake of Hurricane Maria
Project HOPE gave eight-year-old Nayeli a year’s supply of insulin after her life was threatened by Hurricane Maria. Today, she’s growing into a role as a mentor in her community, as Project HOPE continues its work to support diabetes patients and protect the island’s insulin supply.
For Dorian’s Survivors, the Devastation Continues
Two weeks after Hurricane Dorian devastated Abaco and Grand Bahama Island, Project HOPE is helping survivors cope with its aftermath.
COVID-19 Is On Track To Become 2020's Leading Infectious Disease…
According to data by the World Health Organization and UNAIDS, COVID-19 deaths have surpassed AIDS deaths recorded in 2019 and are on track to surpass tuberculosis-related deaths as a leading cause of death.