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.
The Dutch Consortium for Rehabilitation (DCR) is a collaborative venture of four non-governmental organizations (ZOA, Save the Children, CARE and HealthNet TPO), currently implementing a 5-year programme financed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The DCR works together with communities in 6 fragile states on the rehabilitation of service delivery and local economies. These countries are Liberia, Uganda, DR Congo, Burundi, South Sudan and Sudan. The DCR Knowledge Network (DCR-KN) is part of the DCR programme. The purpose of the DCR-KN is to effectively formulate evidence-based recommendations and lessons learned, and to help put these lessons into practice in the ongoing work. The DCR-KN consists of around 100 staff of the 4 agencies in the consortium, its partners in the field, and several Universities around the world. For more information, see http://www.dcr-africa.org/en.
Only a little more than a week left, before on 21 September our Damloop runners will take on the huge challenge of running 16.1 km for charity.
August 2014 – In the ‘Jaarbeurs Utrecht’ (the Netherlands), every year the ‘50+ fair’ is held for people over the age of 50. It is the world’s largest event for active 50+ people. It offers the 100.000 visitors six halls with information, amusement and financial benefits. For the first time, HealthNet will present itself on this fair to meet our donors and find new audiences who are interested in our work.
August 6, 2014 - End of May HealthNet TPO Afghanistan launched two national tenders, inviting Afghan companies to bid for medical equipment for clinics and provincial hospitals in the provinces of Khost and Paktia. In the documents hereunder the awarded companies are announced.
The NRC Charity Awards are a competition for Dutch charities, annually organized by NRC Media. Dutch charities are invited to submit their advertising campaigns. All entries will compete for both a jury award and a public prize. HealthNet has submitted its campaign about Afghan women and now needs your vote!
July 28, 2014 - On 21 September Tonja van Gorp will run the ‘Dam tot Damloop’ (a Dutch running event) on behalf of HealthNet. When she first heard about the HealthNet Damloop team she immediately decided to join. We asked her about her motivation to do so and her ideas about fundraising.
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July 25, 2014 - Last week again the course Mental Health in Complex Emergencies (MHCE) took place. This time the participants gathered in New York to learn how mental health or psychosocial programs can be established in conflict and post-conflict areas. Since 2002 HealthNet organizes this yearly course together with Fordham University, International Medical Corps and the Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation.