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.
With a Little HOPE, VSL Group Thrives
In Zambezia Province of Mozambique, Project HOPE has been running the savings and loans mobilisation program for quite a while. Over the life of the project we have had over 300 groups that have been formed and trained in the methodology.
New Village Savings and Loans Program for Mozambique
In January, I was able to travel to Xai Xai which is the Provincial capital of Gaza Province in Mozambique to our office there and train some of our staff on Village Savings and Loans (VSL) methodology. We combine these loan programs with health education.
Mother Drives Her Son Across Two Countries to Get Care
Another awesome story is this little boy, Oscar. He and his mother are actually Salvadoran. He’s got strabismus (wandering eye), and his mother brought him to one of the sites in El Salvador late in the stay last week.
Project HOPE and North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Announce…
The winners of the 2015 Sanders scholarships are Fatmata Daramy, M.D., M.P.H. and Sonia Patel-Nguyen, M.D. Both of this year’s Sanders Scholars are first-year resident physicians training at University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill.
Project HOPE Poised to Deploy Medical Volunteers and Humanitarian Aid…
Project HOPE announced today it is poised to deploy medical volunteers and humanitarian aid to Nepal after a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake killed more than 2,430 people in the worst disaster to hit the South Asian country in more than 80 years.