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.
12 November 2015 - By Joseph Nduwumwami, Country Manager Burundi - Despite the creation of the Inter-Burundi Dialogue Commission early October to oversee the dialogue between government and opposition, daily violence continued especially in Bujumbura.
On 7 November 2015, during the Africa Day in the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam, a workshop on exploring ways for successful collaboration between NGOs and National Knowledge Institutes in Africa, was organized by the Knowledge Network of the Dutch Consortium of Rehabilitation (DCR).
On 3 November 2015 the Dutch Consortium for Rehabilitation (DCR) organized the symposium ‘Civic Driven Change in Fragile States’ in the Humanity House in The Hague.
As of January 2016 HealthNet will open three training centres to expand and improve services for people with mental disorders and people living with disabilities. One will be run by our partner in this project IAM (International Assistance Mission). The centres will be located in Kabul, Herat, and Mazar.
3 November 2015 - How can citizens of fragile states interact more directly with their governments in order to reinforce the impact of development activities? And how can civil society organisations support them in this? This will be the focus during this symposium, organized by the Dutch Consortium for Rehabilitation (DCR).
On 26 October north-eastern Afghanistan and Pakistan, were hit by an earthquake magnitude-7.5 earthquake. Unlike the quake of 10 years ago, this one happened deep inside the Earth, some 223 kilometers below the surface.
15 October 2015 - The PRogramme for Improving Mental health carE (PRIME) published district mental healthcare plans from five low- and middle-income countries, notably Nepal, in a supplement to the British Journal of Psychiatry on 8th October, 2015. This research is the culmination of more than three years of work, and collaboration between a range of academic institutions, non-governmental organisations, Ministries of Health, and the World Health Organization.
October 2015 - By Jean Pierre Nkunzimana - Many Burundian are affected by various mental illnesses due to trauma caused by the war or other causes like gender-based violence, family issues, poverty, unemployment etc.
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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19 August 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.