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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.

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 quickly following each of these disasters to provide emergency and ongoing medical care. In this edition, Chris Skopec, HOPE’s Executive Vice President of Global Health and Emergency Response Programs, talks about the challenges of assessing needs and quickly deploying to a disaster zone in the wake of a natural disaster.