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.
Fighting Cholera: A Daily Battle in Haiti
The start of the rainy season in the Caribbean brings a reminder that the work of improving public health in vulnerable countries is a daily grind that goes on long after the media spotlight has shifted elsewhere after a natural disaster like a hurricane or earthquake. Nowhere is that more true than in Haiti, where local health workers and their international partners face a constant struggle to prevent and contain cholera outbreaks.
New Training Opportunities in Uzbekistan Mean Better Care
In Uzbekistan, health care providers have to travel to the capital city to receive the proper training to care for patients with tuberculosis (TB). That’s why Project HOPE, under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Tuberculous Control Program and in partnership with the Uzbekistan Ministry of Health and the Republican Scientific and Practical Medical Center of Tuberculosis and Pulmonology, recently launched the Center for Innovative Distance Training and Monitoring in Tashkent.
The Power of Volunteerism
During National Volunteer Week, Project HOPE celebrates all the volunteers from the past year who served others in time of need. Their courage and compassion transformed the lives of children, families and communities – and created a ripple effect of HOPE that still resonates.
Addressing the Global Shortage of Health Care Workers
Every health issue—whether impacting a small family or an entire country—depends entirely on whether the health worker on the ground has what they need to do their job. Project HOPE is committed to enabling health care workers to provide expert care.
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.