Project HOPE (Health Opportunities for People Everywhere) 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. 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. On these voyages doctors, nurses, and technical staff provided medical care and training to people in each country visited. The SS HOPE was not replaced, and emphasis switched entirely to land-based operations. Today there are organizations in Germany (Project HOPE e.V.) and the United Kingdom, in addition to the original organization in the United States. Project HOPE helps different developing countries in efforts to 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 small loans to women so they can improve their health and family's health. The village health banks also educate women on health.


Project HOPE works to achieve sustainable advances in health care around the world by implementing health education programs and providing humanitarian assistance in areas of need. It is unique among international organizations in that it has always worked across the health spectrum in a wide variety of settings, from the family and community levels to the tertiary care level, training traditional birth attendants and community health volunteers where resources are limited and cardiac surgeons and biomedical engineers where technology is 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.


It is a great honor for
CONCILIUS to support the annual benefit golf-tournament “Charity Classic” of Project HOPE e.V. The net profit of the tournament – which is being organized since 13 years - benefits the projects improving the healthcare of mothers and children in disadvantaged regions of Eastern Europe.

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Project HOPE benefit golftournament
„Charity Classic“ 2008 at
Golf-Club Starnberg

Sven Ohligs, Julika Limberger, Thomas Limberger, Arno Bohn

Enjoying the entertainment at the evening reception of “Charity Classic”