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Global Health Checkup is a podcast from Project HOPE focusing on news, issues, events and trends in international development and disaster relief operations. The podcast features experts, thought leaders, and people on the frontlines who are building the health capacity of nations struggling against the burdens of disease, outbreaks and humanitarian disasters. We discuss international efforts to respond to health emergencies and innovative approaches in global health.

Jul 31, 2018

“If you can fly halfway around the world to care about us, we can certainly care about ourselves within this village.” These words were spoken to a Project HOPE volunteer by a patient in India whose health improved thanks to our efforts. In this podcast episode, you will hear similar stories that encapsulate both...


Feb 28, 2018

One of the biggest challenges facing the global health community is not a new pandemic, a natural disaster or the aftermath of a vicious civil war – it’s a shortage of health care workers that makes dealing with all of these unrelenting situations much harder. In many countries, a lack of doctors, nurses, community...


Dec 30, 2017

A massive humanitarian crisis is building in Yemen, where a civil war is raging that is exacerbating already grave challenges to a health care system compromised by years of political turmoil.
More than a million suspected cases of cholera, a generational diphtheria outbreak among children and an elevated level...


Dec 1, 2017

The world is entering a new phase in the AIDS epidemic. And Ethiopia is at the center of groundbreaking new approaches to tackling the disease, especially in urban areas of the country where it is at its most potent. A new $40 million program funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, in which...


Sep 29, 2017

Each of the monster hurricanes, Harvey, Irma and Maria that barreled across the Caribbean and hit American citizens in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico over the last month posed unique challenges, whether in the form of torrential rains, storm surges or devastating wind damage. Project HOPE was on the ground...