Volunteers Arrive in Guyana
All 15 members of the Project HOPE volunteer team arrived safely into Georgetown, Guyana on Sunday and Monday. The volunteer doctors and nurses formally introduced themselves to each other through their personal and medical backgrounds.
New Team of Volunteers Join Continuing Promise 2010
A new team of Project HOPE volunteers joins the Continuing Promise 2010 mission aboard the USS Iwo Jima and ashore, offering their medical expertise in Guyana and Suriname during their one-month service.
Village Savings and Loans Groups In Action
It is so inspiring to watch the VSL groups master the savings techniques that HOPE has taught them. Everybody was excited about putting a little bit of money away each week knowing that it was safe and that it would benefit them at the end of the year when all the money is divided up.
Volunteers Help Treat 6,790 Patients in Panama
Project HOPE volunteers helped complete the sixth leg of the eight-county Continuing Promise 2010 mission.
Learning From Each Other
Dr. Victoria McEvoy, a pediatrician from Cambridge, Massachusetts, is serving on her first volunteer mission with Project HOPE.
Giving Care Around the World
Dr. Mary Burry talks about participating in humanitarian missions around the world with her husband Dr. Tom Hoggard. The couple is now volunteering on their first mission with Project HOPE serving in Nicaragua and Panama as part of Continuing Promise 2010.
Giving Patients His Full Attention
Dr. Earl Wellington, a retired physician from Harlingen, Texas had been interested in volunteer medical work for years. His intersections of interests came together when he accepted a volunteer position in internal medicine aboard the USS Iwo Jima and ashore in Nicaragua and Panama.
“Honored to Help”
Having a major in Spanish and an emphasis in culture has helped Project HOPE volunteer nurse Jill Blashka adapt to ship life and communicate and relate to the people she has cared for at the medical sites in Nicaragua and Panama.
Volunteers Help Patient Meet Her President
There was a lot of excitement on the ship today! The President of Panama, Ricardo Martinelli came aboard the USS Iwo Jima. He was accompanied by his Vice-President Juan Carlos Varela, as well as U.S. ambassador to Panama, Phyllis M. Powers and Panama's Minister of Health, Franklin Vergara.
Teaching Chronic Disease in Central America
Patiently, Project HOPE volunteer nurse, Anne Borden, listens as an elderly lady with diabetes talks about her life. She then talks with her, giving her advice on how to better control her disease within her environment in rural Central America.
Volunteers Work Through Sun and Rain
One of first days in Panama and Project HOPE volunteers got to experience another lesson in the extremes of mother nature.
Visiting our VSL groups in Guija District – Mozambique
A couple of weeks ago I was able to head out into the bush with our staff to visit our Village Savings and Loans groups in Guija District, Mozambique. I was anxious to see how our new project was getting on and if it was making the impact that we believed it would when we designed it.
Project HOPE Teams Up with Boston Scientific to Support South Africa’s…
Project HOPE today announced a partnership with Boston Scientific International Corporation to support an initiative to screen eight million South Africans at risk of diabetes and hypertension.
Project HOPE Announces West Coast Advisory Council to Expand…
Project HOPE today announced the development of a West Coast Advisory Council to provide strategic direction and to strengthen and expand Project HOPE’s programs around the world, with a core focus in the Asia-Pacific region.
Health Affairs Editor-in-Chief Alan Weil Elected To The National…
Health Affairs and its publisher Project HOPE are pleased to announce that Alan Weil, Health Affairs’ editor-in-chief, and Project HOPE’s vice president for public policy, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Membership in the NAM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievements and commitment to service.