Project Hope - The People-To-People Health Foundation, Inc.

Rating: 3.88 stars   17 reviews

Issues: Education, Health, International

Location: 255 Carter Hall Lane Millwood VA 22646 USA

Mission: It is Project HOPE''s mission to achieve sustainable advances in health care around the world by implementing health education programs, conducting health policy research, and providing humanitarian assistance in areas of need; thereby contributing to human dignity, promoting international understanding and enhancing social and economic development. The essence of Project HOPE is teaching; the basis is partnership. Every year HOPE raises approximately $120 million of resources to support programs around the world. Over 90 percent of these resources are spent on programs. Funds are raised from government, multilateral organizations, multinational corporations, private institutions, and the general public. Until recently, fundraising and recruitment of health care professionals has been principally in the U.S., but since 1990, HOPE has developed new operations outside the U.S.with National Boards in the United Kingdom and Germany.
Programs: Although immediate humanitarian assistance is often an element of its activities, Project HOPE always stresses long-term, systemic solutions to health care problems. Programs cover the development of health care facilities and all aspects of education for nurses, doctors, engineers, and managers. Education initiatives include: health promotion, disease prevention, health care in the community, specialist hospital services, biomedical engineering, health care management, and policy. The focus for Project HOPE programs is currently: Africa, The Americas and the Caribbean, Asia and the Middle East,Central Eastern Europe, and Russia Eurasia. HOPE has experience in over 100 countries around the world, and generally conducts programs in more than 35 differnt countries in any one year. To support a program, Project HOPE actively facilitates partnerships between a number of organizations and individuals who make the program a success, combining expertise, both internal and external, to the host country. This may include government departments, health care institutions, health care professionals, and funding organizations. Each program partner agrees to contribute resources and expertise to achieve the designated health outcomes. The specific design and implementation of a program is undertaken by HOPE health care educators working with their host counterparts. Together, they address critical health care needs while educating others about the successful processes and procedures, which can be adopted. Project HOPE's emphasis is on efficient, effective, solutions for the long term. Please refer to the listing in this directory under Project HOPE - The People-to-People Health Foundation for 1999 financial figures. Project HOPE- The People-to-People Health Foundation replaced the name People-to-People Health Foundation as the legal name.
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Come on Project Hope - update your website with the truth about the Basra Children's Hospital in Iraq that you said that would be opened in 2006, then 2007, 2008....It still isn't opened, and you never had the integrity to admit that as a US Defense contractor, you don't want to ruffle their feathers. I encourage anyone considering working with Project Hope to understand that they are working for the US Defense Department, just as USAID did in Vietnam. You won't be considered as a neutral aid worker by anyone in the field.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Iraq

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

break off ties with the US military, and restore independent integrity.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that they rarely stay in country for more that a week.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

arrogant and ignorant.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

buy liability insurance for their shoddy workmanship on the Childrens Hospital they are trying to build in Iraq.

Ways to make it better...

they had told the truth to the State Department and to Congress.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

transforming themselves into the official humanitarian arm of the Defense Department and working as civil servants.

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

 
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