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
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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I became a member of the Project HOPE's Board six years ago. While I am well aware of the thousands and thousands of lives saved and people whose well-being has improved, the meaning of HOPE came home to me when I met a ten year old boy --- full of energy with a smile on his face --- in the hallway of a hospital in Beijing This child would have died as an infant had not Project HOPE provided and continued to provide medicine to him each and every day. I take pride in being part of an organization where employees, volunteers and Board members are committed to putting smiles on the faces of children around the world.
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