Project HOPE

As a global health and humanitarian relief organization, we place power in the hands of health care workers to save lives across the globe. We empower health care workers to expertly implement and teach innovative lifesaving solutions in times of need and into the future.




OAKLAND, CA – EIN 530242962

Project HOPE began as the S.S. HOPE, the world’s first peacetime hospital ship, in 1958. Over the next 14 years, the S.S. HOPE made 11 voyages to provide care to vulnerable communities around the world. Today, the spirit of the S.S. HOPE lives on in our land-based programs and in the dedication of our team members and volunteers, who work every day to empower local health care workers in communities that need it most.

For more than 60 years, Project HOPE has transformed the health and well-being of people and communities around the world. We work on the front lines of the world’s health challenges, partnering hand-in-hand with communities, health care workers and public health systems to ensure sustainable change.

Healing people. Transforming lives.
As the world’s population rises, a growing shortage of health care workers threatens to undermine incredible gains in global health. We’re building a different world: a strong and resilient global community of health care workers who practice innovative solutions in their communities — and then pass them on to others.

Project HOPE places power in the hands of local health care workers to save lives around the world. Whether training midwives in Sierra Leone, outfitting hospitals in Indonesia, or resupplying clinics devastated by disaster, we are committed to empowering health care workers with the support they need to heal people who need it most.

We also believe in long-term solutions that transform lives and communities. Ending preventable deaths of mothers and newborns. Putting an end to AIDS and Tuberculosis. Strengthening health care systems to withstand disaster. Advancing health policy that can change lives.

Project HOPE works in: disasters and health crises; infectious diseases; noncommunicable diseases; maternal, neonatal and child health; and health policy.

– In disaster, crisis and beyond, HOPE is there: providing direct health care services, equipping clinics and hospitals, training local health care workers, and delivering solutions that help people access the health care services they need.

– When disaster strikes in places like the Bahamas and Mozambique, our emergency response teams are on the ground — providing care for evacuees and supporting local health care systems through recovery.

– When mothers and babies are at risk in places like Sierra Leone and Indonesia, HOPE trains nurses and midwives with the skills they need to save lives.

– When refugees and migrants cross the border looking for a better life, HOPE supports the health systems that will take them on.