Project HOPE Cambodia Mission Wraps Up
USNS Mercy is one of the largest hospitals in the world, and today it is nearly empty of patients. Project HOPE volunteers and others are preparing the few remaining patients for discharge this morning, because at 3 pm the civil service mariners plan to be pulling up anchor and getting underway for Singapore.
“Partner Ship” Kunisaki
The JDS Kunisaki, a large ship of the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force, was positioned right next to the USNS Mercy, at anchor or underway.
Dr. Betsy Trefts Brings Health and Smiles to her Young Patients
On the Pediatric Ward on the USNS Mercy many children and adolescents are treated for many different diseases. Often it is Project HOPE volunteer Dr. Betsy Trefts, who is doing the treating.
Distributing Health Kits to the Most Vulnerable
In continuing with our relationship with Population Services International (PSI) Project HOPE is in the process of distributing 6,000 “Health Kits” to caregivers of its most vulnerable children in the Zambezia and Gaza Provinces of Mozambique.
Global Health Conference 2010
Project HOPE spotlighted health education and humanitarian assistance programs at the 2010 Global Health Conference.
Community Volunteers Provide Important Health Education
As part of our work with vulnerable children, Project HOPE has worked over the past five years to create a network of volunteer health educators. The educators teach in their own communities, offering important health lessons covering a variety of topics such as how to purify water, washing hands, preventing malaria, HIV and TB.
Helping the Elderly Care for the Young
As part of our OVC program, Project HOPE gave out grants to local community-based organisations who had a desire to help vulnerable children in the area. An association of retired persons, APOSEMO, approached Project HOPE in Chokwe, Gaza Province with an idea to raise and sell chickens.
Another Day in Triage
In the United States the word “lethargic” is reserved for our critically ill patients. As I look down the benches, I see lethargic children, with sunken eyes and fontanelles. It once again is a sobering sight.
Changes and Challenges in Ghana
As the days progress, we continue our needs assessment of the emergency services and continue to evaluate skill sets and standardized procedures of the medical and nursing staff.
Bikes for Malawi
In March, in honor of World TB Day, Project HOPE began a fundraising campaign to raise money for TB volunteers in Malawi.
A Day in the Life of a Community Volunteer in Malawi
Saidi Nakhumwa is 47 years old. He lives near Mulanje and serves as a volunteer at the Matipwiri Community Sputum Collection Point site where he carefully collects sputum samples from people who might have TB in surrounding villages and delivers the samples to a TB microscopy laboratory site for testing.
Distribution of Mosquito Nets and Certeza to Children in Mozambique
As part of Project HOPE's work with Orphan and Vulnerable Children (OVC), we established a relationship with Population Services International (PSI) – another leading international health NGO that works in the country. Through our relationship with PSI we were able to procure Mosquito nets and bottles of Certeza which purifies unclean water and distribute these to the OVC in our program.
Bayer Donates Potent Antibiotic to NGO Project HOPE UK to Improve Health Care for Tens of Thousands in Zanzibar
Project HOPE UK announced that as many as 40,000 patients in Zanzibar will receive the antibiotic ciprofloxacin, donated by Bayer HealthCare to treat a range of illnesses in underserved communities in the East African country.
Project HOPE and AT&T Boost Women’s and Children’s Health in Asia and Africa
Project HOPE and AT&T are teaming up to save lives by taking on pneumonia in the developing world. They plan to help young children in Africa and treat expectant mothers on the production line in Cambodia
Two North Carolina Medical Residents Tackle Health Care Challenges in Developing World through Dr. Charles A. Sanders Scholarship from Project HOPE and North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation
Two medical residents have been awarded prestigious scholarships honoring Dr Charles A. Sanders, Chairman Emeritus at Project HOPE and former CEO of Glaxo.