Project HOPE

Project HOPE

Project HOPE (Health Opportunities for People Everywhere) is an international health care organization founded in the United States in 1958. Its most visible aspect was the SS HOPE, the first peacetime hospital ship (converted from the USS Consolation (AH-15)). Wikipedia

Project HOPE

Project HOPE (Health Opportunities for People Everywhere) is an international health care organization founded in the United States in 1958. Its most visible aspect was the SS HOPE, the first peacetime hospital ship (converted from the USS Consolation (AH-15)). Wikipedia

Aug 31, 6:25 PM

HOPEs Weretaw Berhanu is part of the HOPE team, on the ground in Texas, responding to the health needs that are increasing by the hour as the states flood-damaged health system tries to cope with the impact of massive flooding from Hurricane Harvey. The team includes a volunteer physician with expertise in emergency response and another logistics expert who are coordinating with authorities and partners on the ground to ensure that additional HOPE medical volunteers can be deployed where they are needed. You can help us provide relief and response for those who are suffering in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Learn more by checking out the link in our bio.

Aug 29, 4:14 PM

The impact of Hurricane Harvey, the most powerful storm to hit the U.S. in a decade, has been devastating. Health systems have been seriously damaged as hospitals are struggling to meet the demands of stranded and displaced families. That''s why we''re partnering with @teamrubicon to respond to the crisis. Team Rubicon has experts on the ground conducting water rescue services in Houston and surrounding areas and is coordinating with local authorities to assess needs in flooded areas. Once health needs are assessed, HOPE will prepare to mobilize volunteer teams to help address the most pressing health needs emerging from what is certain to be a long process of recovery and rebuilding. Our CEO, Dr. Tom Kenyon, said This disaster is overwhelming and the need for food, water and shelter is growing by the hour. The health care infrastructure is struggling to treat victims because many hospitals have been damaged due to flooding, roadways are impassable for patients and health workers, and we anticipate that the health needs of people crammed into shelters will increase rapidly. You can learn more about how we''re responding by checking out projecthope.org or by clicking on the link in our bio.

Aug 27, 4:53 PM

That''s a quote from Hugh Daniel, a Senior Electrical Designer with Mazzetti, who volunteered to help out with electrical work at a new cholera treatment center in Miragoane, Haiti. Thanks to his work, and the efforts of many others, we''re helping strengthen Haiti''s health system. You can read more about Hugh''s experience by checking out the link in our bio.

Aug 25, 1:42 PM

Thanks to advancements in medical technology, we''re winning the fight against infectious diseases, but with that comes a new challenge: How to address chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. That''s why our team in India (part of @projecthopesea) is engaged in several programs to help health workers improve their capacity to help people manage and prevent these diseases.