HealthNet TPO is a Dutch aid agency that works on health in areas disrupted by war or disasters. In these areas people are facing the immense task of rebuilding society while they suffer from poverty, diseases and the emotional consequences of conflict. We use ‘health’ as both a goal and means: the goal is to reach accessible health care for all. By working on that together with local communities we use ‘health’ as a means to bring people together and to restore mutual trust.
March 7, 2014 – Tomorrow is International Women’s Day. A day to pay extra attention and recommit to our efforts to improve women’s lives worldwide. Following a press release from the UN, we would like to put our (female) Afghan staff and their passionate efforts to improve the lives of Afghan women in the spotlight.
March 2014 – by André Stelder - Friday I finally flew to my new home base Aweil. Although the arrival in Juba last week was unexpectedly uneventful, the departure hall at Juba Airport is something quite different. Never experienced such a chaos at any airport before. And that is when the situation is quiet and controlled. I wonder how this place looks during an emergency evacuation?!
March 3, 2014 - HealthNet has been working in (South) Sudan since 1996. We aim to improve the overall health situation by strengthening the health system and build the capacity of South Sudanese organisations, communities and authorities. Currently we seek a Country Director to lead the strategic development and implementation of the country programme.
February 2014 - As from this month our new colleague André Stelder will manage the project in Aweil North, South Sudan. He will keep us informed trough some blogs. This first update is about his impression of South Sudan: “Silent. Very silent.”
February 26, 2014 - This year HealthNet is again co-organizer of the course “Mental Health in Complex Emergencies” (MHCE). The course offers a 7-day training which provides practical information and develops skills to set up programmes in mental health and psychosocial support in post-war regions or complex disaster settings.
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February 16, 2014 – Torrential rain caused human and material damage in the city of Bujumbura and its surroundings. The Government of Burundi promised to support the people financially, while other organizations mobilize material resources to help the victims. HealthNet aims to offer help on a psychosocial and psychological level.