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.
Emergency aid will become more efficient and attain more long-term targets if accompanied by psychosocial support. The efforts of the collaboration of Dutch and International aid agencies is directed at assisting the millions of refugees and homeless people of Syria, Iraq, South Sudan, the Central African Republics, the Ukraine, the victims of the Ebola crisis and other humanitarian crises by offering them the psychosocial support that they deserve.
2014 seems to be a year of major international crisis. With lots of media attention for conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Gaza and Ukraine and of course the Ebola epidemic in western Africa. It is easy to forget that Afghanistan is slowly recovering from the wars that have torn the county apart in recent decades.
It is with great sadness that HealthNet TPO has to announce that on Tuesday 11 November, our employee Mr. Said Raman was killed on his way home from his work in the Khost Provincial Hospital (Afghanistan). Mr. Said Raman was a dedicated Operating Theater nurse working for HealthNet TPO in Khost since November 2009. We like to extend our condolences to his family and wish them strength in dealing with this great loss.
Rapid growth in cultivation of opium poppy crops in Afghanistan leads to global concerns. Willem van de Put responds in an interview with NPORadio 1. He talks about the current situation and how the situation has spiraled out of control.
Position: Junior Researcher
Agency: The Dutch Consortium for Rehabilitation (DCR)
Location: HNTPO office Amsterdam
Duration: 2 days per week, for a period up to one year. 1 day per week can also be discussed
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How can the Dutch sector contribute to improved emergency response to a crisis? Thirteen Dutch humanitarian organizations, including HealthNet TPO, wish to formulate concrete answers to this question and are therefore organizing a Dutch Humanitarian Summit. This Humanitarian Summit will take place on February 12, 2015.