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.
Today at 15.00 a radio interview on BNR gezond with Willem van de Put (director HealthNet) and Anjoke Huisjes (gynaecologist who went to Afghanistan for HealthNet).
Unfortunately the interview will be in Dutch since its a Dutch radio station.
We are sad to hear of the passing of Hon. Dr. Belario Ahoy Ngong on Monday October 13th 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya. HealthNet TPO had the pleasure to work with Dr Bellario on health improvement in South Sudan for many, many years.
Mental Health Day- 450 million people worldwide suffer from mental illness. Despite the large scale of mental health problems there is usually little attention for this particular part of health care. This is the result of problems like the stigma’s often attached to mental disorders. In the fragile states where HealthNet works, mental health is rarely seen as a priority. However, the rebuilding of countries torn by conflict or disaster is practically impossible without adequate mental health care.
For our head office in Amsterdam, HealthNet is looking for a hands-on Project Controller who will be the link between our head office and our projects abroad. Regular trips to the project countries are part of this position.
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In this month’s issue of Medisch Contact an article by our colleague Martijn Vink. He discusses health care in Afghanistan and the involvement of HealthNet in these health care programs. Unfortunately the article is only available in Dutch.