Project HOPE

Project HOPE ( H ealth O pportunities for P eople E verywhere) 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) ). The SS HOPE was retired in 1974, after sailing to Indonesia , South Vietnam , Peru , Ecuador , Guinea , Nicaragua , Colombia , Ceylon (Sri Lanka ), Tunisia , Jamaica , and Brazil . These travel doctors, nurses, and technical staff provided medical care and training to people in each country visited.

The SS HOPE was not replaced, and focused entirely on land-based operations. Today there are organizations in Germany and the United Kingdom , in addition to the original organization in the United States . Project HOPE helps different developing countries in eradicate infectious diseases like HIV / AIDS and tuberculosis. They also help educate parents on how to prevent and treat diseases for their children and themselves, and also train health professionals. Project HOPE also sets up village health banks, which give you the opportunity to improve your health. The village health banks also educates women on health.

Project HOPE is headquartered at Carter Hall in Millwood, Virginia .


Project HOPE works to achieve sustainable development in health care by implementing health education programs. Project HOPE is unique among international organizations in a wide range of settings, from the family and community levels to the tertiary care level. where is technology appropriate? Project HOPE addresses infectious diseases, health professional education, women ‘s and children’ s health, humanitarian assistance, and the need for health systems and facilities. [1]


Project HOPE has programs in the following countries:


  • Benign
  • egypt
  • Ghana
  • Liberia
  • Malawi
  • mozambique
  • namibia
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Africa
  • tonga

Latin America and the Caribbean

  • belize
  • brazil
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • peru

Asia and the Pacific

  • bangladesh
  • cambodia
  • china
  • india
  • indonesia
  • japan
  • kiribati
  • Marshall Islands
  • philippines
  • samoa
  • Solomon Islands

Central and Eastern Europe

  • albania
  • Czech Republic
  • hungary
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Kosovo
  • Macedonia
  • poland
  • romania
  • Ukaraine

Middle East

  • egypt

Russia / Central Asia Region (CAR)

  • armenia
  • kazakhstan
  • kyrgyzstan
  • tajikistan
  • turkmenistan
  • uzbekistan

Navy Missions 2009

  • Antigua
  • colombia
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Ghana
  • Haiti
  • kiribati
  • Liberia
  • Marshall Islands
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • tonga
  • Solomon Islands
  • Western Samoa
  • Vietnam


Recent events

  • 2005 – When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast , HOPE feels volunteer medical response teams to the area, where they provided nursing care to people in need.
  • 2006 – HOPE continues to provide help to the people on the Gulf Coast who were hit by Hurricane Katrina. In the spring of 2006, they served the US Navy hospital ship, known to the Mercy , with volunteer physicians and nurses to South Asia.
  • 2008 – Project HOPE ‘s Chief Operations Officer, C. William Fox Jr., BG, USA (Ret.), Was injured by an IED in Basra where the organization was assisting in building a new Children’s Hospital. [3]
  • 2010 – In response to the January earthquake in Haiti , Project HOPE helped to coordinate the development of the USNS Comfort . [4]

See also

  • Mercy Ships

External links

  • Project HOPE web page
  • Project HOPE: Forty Years of American Medicine Abroad
  • Parade Magazine article
  • Charity Navigator Project HOPE Profile


  1. Jump up^ Project HOPE: Our Work
  2. Jump up^ Project HOPE: Where We Work
  3. Jump up^ “Train BAMC commander injured in Iraq” .
  4. Jump up^ Project HOPE: Our response to Haiti

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