Healthy Habits for a Healthy Weight Program Mexico
Children at the Francisco Madero Public Elementary School in Mexico participate in Project HOPE's Healthy Habits for a Healthy Weight Program. 25 schools now participate in the program which has reached 4,000 third graders over the past four years.
Gestational Diabetes Training in Mexico
Project HOPE is promoting awareness about diabetes, pre-diabetes and gestational diabetes among women in Mexico.
Fighting Pneumonia in Nicaragua
Project HOPE launched a program in collaboration with Ministry of Health of Nicaragua to vaccinate senior citizens and people with chronic diseases against pneumococcal disease. Over 1 million doses of the Pneumovax 23 vaccine have been provided by Project HOPE partner, Merck & Co., Inc., to vaccinate Nicaraguans.
Tuberculosis Control In Malawi: Improving Quality of Laboratory Network
Project HOPE’s five-year project in the Mulanje and Phalombe Districts of Malawi includes training health care workers, improving the quality of the laboratory network and mobilizing the community.
Tuberculosis Control in Malawi
In Malawi, tuberculosis (TB) is a major cause of disease and death, especially among people living with HIV/AIDS. In 2006, Project HOPE initiated a five-year project in the Mulanje and Phalombe Districts of Malawi to support the National TB Program and improve TB case management and treatment outcomes. We work at the health facility and community level to increase knowledge about TB, to ensure that people with TB get into treatment as soon as possible. Part of our program includes training and supporting community volunteers to help detect people who have TB symptoms in their communities and to work with them to provide counseling and coordinate testing and results.
Rehabilitation Center Changing Lives in Haiti
Project HOPE has been engaged in rehabilitation activities in Haiti over the past year to help those injured during the 2010 earthquake to fully recover from their injuries and live productive lives. But until now, there has been no dedicated facility for physical rehabilitation, a much needed service for the up to 4,000 amputees now in Haiti. Together with partners CBM, Prosthetika, the Humanitarian Network, and the Avon Foundation for Women, Project HOPE volunteers have assembled three modular buildings at the Adventist Hospital (HAH) in Diquini to serve as Rehabilitation Center. The Center has been named “Chanje Lavi,” which means “Changing Lives” in Creole. Patients are already being treated in the just completed facility, with plans for 1,000 patients to be served at the Rehab Center over the next 18 months, and another 1,000 served through the Center’s outreach services.
Celebrating International Corporate Philanthropy Day
As Project HOPE honors our corporate partners on International Corporate Philanthropy Day, please join us in thanking the inspiring businesses around the world that help us provide lifesaving health education programs and humanitarian assistance to those in need.
Project HOPE Volunteers…In Their Own Words Dr. Mona Khanna in Guyana and Suriname
Dr. Mona Khanna recounts her heartfelt mission as HOPE's Medical Director onboard the USS Iwo Jima and ashore in Guyana and Suriname in the Fall of 2010. Video produced by Pasquale Iannino.
Healthy Habits Program Kicks Off in Dallas in Lead-Up to Super Bowl XLV
Project HOPE volunteers kicked off free mobile health screenings on January 29, 2011 in Dallas in the lead-up to Super Bowl XLV. The event, entitled "Habits for Life", helped dozens of people receive free blood pressure, blood glucose and BMI screenings, as well as education on healthy eating and exercise habits.
Project HOPE Volunteers…In Their Own Words – Brenda Jones in Guyana and Suriname
Brenda Jones, a first-time Project HOPE volunteer from Valparaiso, Indiana, worked as a women's health nurse practitioner onboard the USS Iwo Jima and ashore in Guyana and Suriname during October and November of 2010.
Project HOPE Volunteers, In Their Own Words – Dr. Atashi Mandal in Guyana
Dr. Atashi Mandal, a pediatrician from Huntington Beach, California and a first-time Project HOPE volunteer served during Continuing Promise 2010 aboard the USS Iwo Jima and ashore in Guyana and Suriname. Video produced by Pasquale Iannino.
Saving the Newborn in the Dominican Republic
Overcrowding, severe health problems and inadequate or nonexistent health facilities are a way of life in many communities across the Dominican Republic. Dominican mothers and their babies face difficult odds: this country has one of the highest neonatal mortality rates (babies who don’t survive past the first 28 days of life) in Latin America.
Field Update: Sierra Leone
As the country recovers from natural disasters, health crises and political instability, challenges continue