Needs Still Great, Supplies Still Few in Puerto Rico
We held a community clinic at a local church in a Loiza today. We had an incredible turnout, it felt like we saw the entire community. Most of our patients were diabetics needing medicines, people with hypertension, a few colds and flu.The benefit to the community is measurable and the people are so grateful.
Fears of a Looming Health Crisis In Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria
More than two weeks since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, Project HOPE continues to respond to urgent health needs as fears grow over a spike in outbreaks.
Doing the Impossible After a Hurricane
Since I joined Project HOPE two years ago, I have been part of the team that responded to the earthquake in Ecuador, Hurricane Matthew in Haiti and now Hurricane Harvey in Texas.
Keeping Promises in Puerto Rico
Our team started the day at a senior community center to see a few patients and then we went out into the community to visit patients in their homes.
Untreated Chronic Disease and Stress Prevalent in Shelters Housing Victims of Hurricane Maria
Most of the people there have been at the shelter since the Hurricane Maria hit the island nearly two weeks ago. There is no running water, electricity or air conditioning.
Supporting the Elderly After Irma
HOPE’s disaster response team in Florida, including volunteer Dr. Kevin Blanton, a geriatric specialist, arrived in southwest Florida earlier this week to provide support at a shelter that is housing elderly residents and others with special needs after Irma.
Bringing Lifesaving Medicines Just in Time
On Friday, just one hour before we boarded our plane to Puerto Rico, we successfully received the leukemia medication that we were asked to deliver to a 59-year-old patient, who was in desperate need of this lifesaving drug.
HOPE in Action in Puerto Rico
The American citizens of Puerto Rico were dealt a devastating blow when Hurricane Maria pummeled the island last week, smashing its infrastructure and leaving millions of people short of food and reliable supplies of drinking water.
Puerto Rico Health Crisis Is Getting Worse
The health crisis caused by Hurricane Maria is mounting by the hour. Massive flooding will cause the number of water related illnesses to spike quickly and there are patients with chronic diseases which have been exacerbated by the situation and their diseases are now becoming acute.
Health Care Heroes
Driven to help mothers and children, health workers in remote regions around the globe often face treacherous conditions.