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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.

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Women's Event 4 March

Op 8 maart is het Internationale Vrouwendag. In dat kader organiseert HealthNet TPO een Vrouwenborrel, deze tweede Vrouwenborrel vindt deze keer plaats in het AMC te Amsterdam.

Photo Exhibition at Ministry of Foreign Affairs

At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs the photo exhibition “The power of people” can be visited from 18 February to 14 March. Photographer Folkert Rinkema was able to captire the resilience of people in Africa in pictures in a unique and creative way.

Tien hulporganisaties tekenen verklaring voor effectievere noodhulp

Sadly this article is based on a Dutch press release and is therefore only available in Dutch.

Door een betere samenwerking met onder andere bedrijven, overheden en universiteiten, kunnen hulporganisaties in de toekomst innovatiever noodhulp bieden. Dat is één van de punten uit de gezamenlijke verklaring waarmee tien noodhulporganisaties vandaag naar buiten komen tijdens de Nederlandse Humanitaire Top in Den Haag.

Suicide in South Asia: a scoping review

Suicide is an important cause of death on a worldwide scale. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates the worldwide suicide rate at 11 per 100,000 inhabitants. This makes it the 15th most common cause of death worldwide. Despite these facts little is known about the exact numbers of suicides in large parts of the world.

Community Midwife Education (CME) program in Ghanikhel Afghanistan voted first in the country

The community midwife education program in Ghanikhel Afghanistan was once again voted first in the country. The program scored an impressive 99% in the binding assessment carried out by the national accreditation board.

Research: insecticide resistance wild-caught mosquitoes Afghanistan

On 10 January 2015 the results of HealthNet TPO’s insecticide resistance study in Afghanistan were published in the “Evaluating insecticide resistance status in wild-caught Anopheles mosquitoes in Afghanistan” report. This study aimed to assess the level of resistance among mosquitoes against commonly used types of insecticides.

Financial Controller

For our Head Office in Amsterdam HealthNet TPO is looking for a pro-active, energetic and pragmatic Finance Controller

Dutch Humanitarian Summit 2015

Only two weeks left until the Dutch Humanitarian Summit will take place on 12 February in the Hague. The summit takes place at a time that several international crisis like Syria, the Central African Republic, South-Sudan and Iraq demand the attention of relief organizations. This makes the central question, how the Dutch aid sector can contribute to improved emergency response all the more relevant.
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