CDP Week of Gratitude: Project HOPE

This week, as people across the United States look forward to a day of giving thanks, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) is highlighting a small number of stories of impact and expressing our gratitude to a few partners and donors who have made the work we do possible.

Impact Partner: Project HOPE

A recipient of the CDP COVID-19 Response Fund, Project HOPE launched one of the first online COVID-19 training programs for health workers and others on the frontlines of the pandemic worldwide. They have rolled out the training and materials in 6 different languages, reaching 150 countries and more than 79,000 COVID-19 responders.

“We are proud to help ensure all health workers and other frontline personnel have access to this vital COVID-19 training,” said Project HOPE President and CEO Rabih Torbay. “Without the knowledge and skills to safely and effectively screen triage, and treat patients, all the protective gear in the world cannot keep health workers safe.”

The COVID-19 Training for Health Workers: Preparedness and Response curriculum was developed earlier this year by Project HOPE and the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies at the Watson Institute of Brown University. The courses were initially delivered in person in a “train the trainer” format for health facilities in high-risk countries.

Thanks to the generous support of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, Project HOPE was able to work with the experts at, a signature program of the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation, and SweetRush, a custom learning solutions provider known for its support of foundations and nonprofits, to convert the live training modules into free, on-demand online courses for frontline workers.

Thank you, Project HOPE. The impact you have had on combatting the global pandemic is significant and incredible. Kudos!

CDP Staff

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