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.
We are happy to announce that on January 1, 2017 Marc Tijhuis has been appointed by the board as the new Executive Director of HealthNet TPO.
Meta is one of the regions of Colombia where wel will work for our new project, over the past decennia it has been the site of violent conflict and the consequences are still visible.In the garden of one of the female leaders of the town we meet a women of thirty women. It’s the first time we’ve come to this region so in order to get to know one another we start with short introductions. We ask everyone for their name, where they live and how many children they have.
There are few places in the world where it is more dangerous or disempowering to grow up female than in South Sudan. Women and girls lack opportunities to move freely and safely. The creation of ‘friendly spaces’ for women and girls (WGFS) has been a key strategy in the protection and empowerment of women and girls in South Sudan since conflict re-erupted in the country in December 2013.
On November 1st HealthNet TPO, in a consortium with ICCO en Mensen met een Missie, started a new project in Colombia. And with that Colombia has become a new project country for us as well. Read on for more information!
Our newsletter has been sent again. Read the stories about how we deal with fragile security contexts and a detailed update on the transformation our organisation is going through.
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Recently, Kunduz province has become the theatre of fighting, causing thousands to leave their homes and flee. HealthNet has been working in Kunduz sinds 2002 and despite challenges and insecurity, continues its efforts now.
On Tuesday October 11th at 8 PM the feature length film Silent Land: The Fight for Fair Food will premiere in the Amsterdam theater Tuschinski. There are free places available, and we would like to invite you to join us to the premiere!
Between October 9 and 19th, HealthNet is co-organiser of a training course on Mental Health in Complex Emergencies. The course will be taking place in Geneva and our director Willem van de Put will be giving a lecture as well.
A very important part of our project implementation in the field is action research. Please read on to learn more about our most recent research report, a study into the effect of sociotherapy as part of our Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights programme in Burundi.
We are happy to present to you our Annual Report 2015. It has been a year in which humanitarian needs were enormous while at the same time 2015 was critical for our organization itself.
We are proud and grateful that we have been able to continue our work on health and wellbeing in fragile communities throughout 2015 and that as an organization we are able to make a healthy new start.
We are very proud of our colleague Dr. Farkhunda Ateel who won the prestigious Equator Prize for her previous work in Afghanistan.
You’ve probably seen South Sudan in the news more than once over the last weeks. Just passed the fifth anniversary of South Sudan's independence, the world is now worriedly following its developments hoping the country will not relapse into civil war again. All the while, our projects are still in place and our colleagues are still at work.
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Our May 2016 newsletter is out! Read the stories about the work we do with women here. And of course, if you haven't done so already, don't forget to subscribe!