Every January, H.O.P.E. Foundation International undertakes a 5-7 day medical mission in the Philippines. Our staff of physicians and lay volunteers treat as many as 5,000 patients with different ailments. Special missions have included empowering the Aetas in claiming responsibility for their abode, projects aimed at helping revive the natural resources in the Mount Pinatubo area, meningocoele surgeries, construction of a Medical Clinic for the Aetas and various financial aid for treatment and surgeries. H.O.P.E. Mission Statement. (PDF).