World Aids Day 2016

The theme of World Aids Day 2016 is “Leadership. Commitment. Impact.” Our partner organization AED-Lidaw, an association of Togolese people living with HIV, is evidence that leadership and commitment lead to impact. AED-Lidaw was founded in 2001 by a small group of individuals living with HIV and their families. In 2005, three AED-Lidaw patients started […]


Day In The Life

My name is Justine Bakeda and I am a Community Health Worker in Togo. On this Giving Tuesday, I would like to tell you about my typical day. Early in the morning, as the sun rises and the rooster crows in my courtyard, a young boy runs through the fields to my house. He calls […]


Field Notes: Giving Birth in Togo

Below are field notes from our Maternal and Child Health Program Coordinator, Pernille Hoej. She writes candidly about her encounter with a pregnant woman in one of HTH’s rural sites. The story she tells is both harrowing and hopeful and illustrates the lifesaving nature of Hope Through Health’s work. When I was significantly younger for […]


Clinic Upgrades Underway

In October, Hope Through Health (HTH) received a shipment of equipment and supplies for three partner public health clinics in northern Togo. The shipment arrived safely at the port in Lomé and was trucked to Kara where it was excitedly received by HTH staff. The materials were stored in a government pharmaceutical warehouse before being […]


Check out our annual report!

We are thrilled to share our 2015-2016 Annual Report with you! This year marked a significant turning point for Hope Through Health. We built upon a successful ten-year history of providing high quality HIV/AIDS care and expanded our reach with the launch of a new Maternal and Child Health program. We grew from serving 2,000 […]


“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, […]