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 shocked by the events of the past weekend in the hospital in Kunduz. Nineteen people were killed and at least 37 others were seriously injured. At least thirty people are still missing. The clinic is badly damaged. HealthNet shows her sympathy to all employees of our colleague organization Doctors without Borders and the loved ones of those who have been affected by this terrible attack.
On 10 December 2015 a symposium about challenges and innovative approaches that have improved the sexual and reproductive health of people in fragile environments will be held at the KIT (Royal Tropical Institute | Mauritskade 63, 1092 AD Amsterdam).
September 2015 - By Jean Pierre Nkunzimana - Burundian Police often clashes with local people in quarters dominated by groups opposing president Nkurunziza’s re-election for an illegal third term in Burundi.
In its advocacy work, the DCR Pamoja Project contributes to the promotion of local governance. It is in this context that the Peace Network Clubs Giheta DUSHIGIKIRANIRE, supported by Pamoja, organized an advocacy activity related to community mobilization on the legalization of marriages.
After staying in a refugee camp in Tanzania, Mélanie Niyuhire, 38, and Charles Minani, 44, parents of three children, returned to Burundi in 2006. Today, they live in Muyinga district, on Munyinya hill where they have settled and live from agriculture.
25 August 2015 - by Bruno Bierrenbach Feder - I am a photojournalist from Brazil, and I am always looking for positive stories to tell. There is often a lot of stigma around this area of the world, and the stories that come from here are often negative. However, regardless of all the challenges East African countries face, people in general are very welcoming and heartwarming.
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August 19th is World Humanitarian Day. It is a day to celebrate and honour humanitarian workers around the world. On this special day we like to share a story from our team in South Sudan.