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Hope is Blooming

It was wonderful to be back with our friends and colleagues in Detroit! We were so inspired by the tridirectional learning and commitment to harnessing Hope to drive health equity and reverse maternal mortality from Rwanda to Detroit, Michigan and Watsonville, California!  Hope is the unspoken yet essential…

Enabling Linkage Of Pregnant Women Into The Healthcare Ecosystem By Building Community Health Worker Programs Trusted By The Community

Authors Ishimwe, Angele Bienvenue; Uwitonze. Annick Gloria; Nsubuga, Diana Nambatya, PhD; Leonard, Wendy, MD Background Despite numerous safe motherhood campaigns happening in Rwanda, only 47% of pregnant women complete the 4 standard Antenatal Care Visits (ANC), while 56% attend the first standard visit. This is a threat to…

“You Are Doing What?” Podcast Featuring Dr. Wendy Leonard

Listen to TIP Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Wendy Leonard, speak with host Mark Cohen of the podcast “You Are Doing What?” about TIP’s processes and technologies that are designed to achieve improved health outcomes in Africa and beyond. Listen now.

Hope in Healthcare Summit 2021

Watch the virtual summit, held on October 6, 2021, that explored the role of hopefulness in addressing health disparities in communities & burnout among frontline healthcare workers. Moderated by Linda Villarosa from The New York Times, the speakers featured include Angele Bienvenue Ishimwe from TIP Global Health, Dr….

From Ruli to Detroit: Cross-Continental Learning

When Henry Ford Health System visited Rwanda in partnership with Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, they visited Ruli District, Rwanda and were impressed by TIP Global Health’s Hope Initiative research. TIP developed the Hope Initiative to better understand the influence of health system design on hope among nurses and…

Hope Among Health Workers and the Communities They Serve – AMCHP 2021

Watch a panel discussion between TIP Global Health’s Dr. Wendy Leonard and Angele Bienvenue Ishimwe and Dr. Ijeoma Nnodim Opara from Wayne State University. They discuss the Hope Initiative’s research and findings and the role hopefulness plays in achieving sustained improvements in health outcomes.

First Research Findings Published from Hope Initiative

TIP adapted the Herth Hope Index to the Rwandan context, and we have been using this tool to measure key features of hope — interconnectedness, readiness for change, and future-oriented mindset — among frontline health workers and mothers in rural health centers of Rwanda. Read the first published…