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Name: Project HOPE
Street 1: 255 Carter Hall Lane
Street 2: PO Box 250
City: Millwood
Province: Virginia
Post Code: 22646-9989
Country: United States of America
Phone: 540-837-2100
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mrs.
First Name: Barbara
Last Name: Smith
Title: Operations Coordinator
Phone: 540-837-9545

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr.
First Name: Alexander
Last Name: Trusov
Title: Senior Program Officer
Phone: 540-313-1652

General Information

Board Constituency: Developed Country NGO
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Organization Description:

Project HOPE is a nonprofit, international, health education organization dedicated to improving and sustaining health care globally. Since 1958, Project HOPE has worked in more than 100 countries. Today, HOPE is active in 32 countries. Originally identified with the SS HOPE--a hospital ship providing health care to the underserved for 14 years--Project HOPE is a land-based public health organization focused on health education training and capacity building, and providing humanitarian assistance in response to natural disasters. HOPE typically works in countries by invitation and in partnership with governmental and non-governmental organizations to create health initiatives that become sustainable, as well as replicable, in other parts of the world. Our mission is to help people, communities, and nations develop the knowledge and skills to help themselves improve their own health. Project HOPE began addressing tuberculosis in an early pilot of the DOTS strategy in Kazakhstan in 1993, and through additional support from USAID is now implementing the largest and most comprehensive regional tuberculosis programs in the Central Asian Republics, with activities in each of the five countries. Project HOPE is also helping fight TB through implementing activities under Global Fund grants in three countries in the region. Project HOPE health worker training programs in HIV care and treatment have included TB diagnosis and treatment since 2002, and Project HOPE conducted its first health worker trainings on TB/HIV co-infection in China in 2005. In 2006, Project HOPE expanded its TB programs into Africa, with programs to address TB and TB/HIV co-infection in Malawi and Namibia.
Project HOPE’s approach to TB control focuses on strengthening the health system as a whole by building capacity of health care workers to provide quality diagnosis and treatment. Project HOPE is an active member of the Stop TB Partnership and implements TB programs in line with the recommendations of the Stop TB Strategy, inc
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care
Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 100 +
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 51 - 99
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 26 - 50
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 26 - 50
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Other partners
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Technical assistance and advice
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: United States of America
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
We are implementing and executing project related to TB funded by development and donor agencies.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: United States of America
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dominican Republic
Russian Federation
South Africa
The Former Yugoslav Rep of Macedonia
United States of America
Viet Nam


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB Care Delivery:
Strengthening Capacity of Health Care Workers: As strengthening human resources is crucial to successful TB control, Project HOPE focuses on integrating the DOTS strategy for TB control into the primary and tertiary health care system by training health care workers in high quality patient case management for improved case detection and treatment, including promotion of microscopy as the primary means for TB diagnosis. Project HOPE also provides supportive supervision among program managers, a method of mentoring and guiding health care workers to improve their performance.
Health Systems Strengthening: Project HOPE focuses on strengthening the quality of TB control programs through quality improvement in recording and reporting, laboratory quality assurance, management and efficiency, developing and strengthening drug management strategies and procedures at the national and local level, and developing and supporting monitoring and evaluation activities.
Community and Targeted Interventions to High Risk Populations: Under the Stop TB Strategy, empowerment of people with TB and involvement of communities in TB care is a key component. Project HOPE works with partners at the community level using Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization (ACSM) strategies to target health care workers, patients and their families, and the community at large regarding knowledge about TB, adherence to treatment, and early and appropriate care-seeking behaviors. TB training materials have been developed in Russian and other local languages. We have also trained journalists on how to report on TB, developed Public Service Announcements (PSAs), conducted small grants programs, trained community activists to teach people in their community about TB symptoms, and conducted multiple activities for World TB Day to help increase public awareness. Project HOPE also works to reach specific high risk populations with education and information about TB, including incarcerated persons and migrants.
Developing a Logistics Management Information System (LMIS)
Project HOPE convened thematic working groups on drug management with specialists from the MoH, National TB Programs, and international organizations working in TB to establish a Logistics Management Information System (LMIS) for 5 countries in the Central Asian Republics. As a result, LMISs were adapted for use in each country. Pilot tests were completed and the system was widely accepted throughout the region. LMIS Manuals were developed in each country, followed by workshops and trainings in the use of the systems. Trained staff cadres have been prepared to support nationwide roll-outs of the respective LMISs. Assessments are being conducted following these trainings to identify, analyze, and address problems. Results from pilot areas show that the systems will provide adequate information on consumption and distribution of TB drugs at all levels, leading to sufficient and uninterrupted distribution of supplies at all levels.

Drug-Resistant TB:
Multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB): Project HOPE works in several countries with very high rates of anti-TB drug resistance and has been assisting the National TB Programs in areas related to management of MDR-TB, such as drafting a manual on management of MDR-TB, working on national-level policies for MDR-TB control, and helping countries design and implement drug resistance surveys. As the best method of preventing development of MDR-TB is to implement TB control correctly, that remains Project HOPE’s primary focus.

TB/HIV co-infection: Nearly one-third of the 40 million people in the world living with HIV are co-infected with TB. In 2005, the number of HIV positive people with active disease was estimated to be almost 1.4 million, equivalent to 15% of all new TB cases. Each infection speeds up the progress of the other. Without effective TB diagnosis and treatment, most people living with AIDS die within months of their TB becoming active. Project HOPE has assisted in development of joint policies and procedures and supported national TB and HIV programs for collaborating on both diseases. Project HOPE works with the health system to implement HIV testing and referral for TB patients, to incorporate TB screening checklists into HIV testing facilities, and to strengthen referral systems and processes. Training for health care workers on case management of TB patients co-infected with HIV is a core part of our TB/HIV programs.

Laboratory Strengthening:
Strengthening Laboratory Capacity: Since improving case detection is essential for getting people with active TB disease into treatment to prevent further transmission of TB, Project HOPE focuses on strengthening and improving the capacity of laboratories for TB diagnosis through quality-assured microscopy. Training modules have been adapted, developed and implemented by Project HOPE for lab workers and managers on basic to advanced TB diagnostics, external quality assurance, culture, and drug susceptibility testing.

New Diagnostics:
Project HOPE was recently awarded by TB REACH to leverage the new molecular diagnostics to sharply increase the number of bacterialogically confirmed cases in Malawi. Introduction of Xpert MTB/RIF systems at the district level will detect many more positive cases among persons with negative smears; they will also help to effectively screen persons at highest risk. Six districts in southern Malawi have been selected. The objective is to substantially increase the rate of bacterialogically-confirmed (smear & Xpert positive) cases (to a target of 180% of the 2009 rate - from 54 to 152/100,000 population).

Operational Research: To guide program implementation, Project HOPE has been conducting operational research studies and training local counterparts on how to design, implement and use the data from these studies to improve TB control. Some of the studies conducted by Project HOPE include investigation of TB case finding, research on reasons for high rates of TB patients stopping treatment early, the impact of food incentives on treatment adherence, and studies on rational drug use for treatment of TB.


Declaration of interests:
None to declare.

Application date: April 21, 2010
Last updated: July 19, 2013