“Peace in the Home” – Communities React to HTH’s Programs

“The nurse referred my child to the University Hospital and all treatment until his discharge was free thanks to the Maternal and Child Health Program – without this I would have lost my child because I have no means to pay for healthcare.”   This story was told by a woman in Djamde, a rural town 30 km […]


Build a New Maternity Ward

Hope Through Health Overview Mission: To deploy community health workers and strengthen public clinics to make healthcare accessible and effective. Our goal is to extend quality healthcare to the 5 million people in Togo who currently lack access. The Organization: Began as a Peace Corp project in 2004 responding to an acute need for HIV/AIDS […]


Hope Through Health in Print

We have exciting news to share this week: Hope Through Health has once again been published! Our paper, “Getting There: Overcoming Barriers to Reproductive and Maternal Health Services Access in Northern Togo–A Qualitative Study” has been published in World Medical and Health Policy. We are proud to contribute to the evidence base that suggests that […]


HTH Co-Founders Celebrated by the Peace Corps

On Saturday, Hope Through Health’s co-founders Jennifer Schechter and Kevin Fiori were honored with the National Peace Corps Association’s 2016 Sargent Shriver Award for Distinguished Humanitarian Service. They attended the association’s annual meeting, Peace Corps Connect to receive this award.   Jennifer and Kevin started Hope Through Health as Peace Corps Volunteers in Togo in […]


Onstage at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

This week Hope Through Health attended the Clinton Global Initiative’s 12th and Final Annual Meeting in New York City. Hope Through Health’s CEO, Jennifer Schechter was onstage with Chelsea Clinton to announce a new Commitment to Action: Building Better Maternal and Child Health in Togo.   Below are Chelsea’s remarks about the commitment: “Life in Togo, […]


Hope Through Health Co-Founders Receive Sargent Shriver Award

Hope Through Health is pleased to announce that the National Peace Corps Association is honoring Co-Founders Kevin Fiori and Jenny Schechter with the 2016 Sargent Shriver Award. The Sargent Shriver award recognizes social entrepreneurship and extended commitment to humanitarian causes in the U.S. and abroad. Since it was founded in 2004, Hope Through Health has expanded […]


Hope Through Health Co-Founder Discusses Focus on Quality Improvement

Hope Through Health co-founder Kevin Fiori recently participated in the Community Health Systems Initiative Round Table Series, organized by Daniel Palazuelos of Partners In Health, to describe Hope Through Health’s origins, Community Health Worker program, and approach to quality improvement. In the conversation, Dr. Fiori describes the origin of Hope Through Health, which he co-founded as a Peace […]


Hope Through Health Seeks Chief Medical Officer

Location: Kara, Togo  Summary  Hope Through Health (HTH) seeks a Chief Medical Officer based in Kara, Togo for a minimum one-year commitment to join the leadership team of our growing health equity and social justice organization.   Structure  Full-time position with living stipend and travel health insurance (additional allowance for one round-trip airfare to/from Lomé, […]


The Story of a Community Health Worker and her supportive husband

Fathers across the world can play an important role in improving the health of women and children. In Togo, Gnansa Makanbo, is an amazing father and husband to one of Hope Through Health’s Community Health Workers. Back in 2015, it was Makanbo who first encouraged his wife, Kossiwa, to apply for the job of Community Health Worker. Kossiwa admits, […]


Solar Suitcase Brings Light to Kpindi Clinic in northern Togo

The Kpindi Clinic is a public health center that serves a population of almost 6,000 in rural, northern Togo. The community relies on the health center for all basic health services and the lack of electricity at the health center is a major barrier to providing quality care. Until quite recently there was no form […]