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.
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.
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.
HealthNet still has tickets available for the Amsterdam city run (Dam tot Damloop) for 20 September 2015. Sign up and help us to improve the mental health situation of so many people in fragile states.
For our Head Office in Amsterdam, HealthNet is looking for a result oriented, energetic and pragmatic officer (Volunteer) to contribute on development and implementation of an academic network to provide the evidence base for a new approach in international collaboration in fragile states.
16 July 2015 - By Didace Manirakiza - Faced with a strong tension linked to rumors of an impending civil war in this unprecedented pre-election period of crisis in Burundi, the spirit of HealthNet’s community networks make every effort to stabilize the situation by reassuring the people of the province Makamba who, tempted by the uncertain solution, exile abroad.
Following the earthquake of 25 April 2015 in Nepal, Mark Jordans (Head of Research at HealthNet) and his colleagues Wietse Tol and Brandon Kohrt were involved in a desk review with volunteers from King’s College London, Duke University and John Hopkins University.
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From 20 - 30 September 2015 HealthNet, UNCHR, International Medical Corps, CIHC and IHHA will organize the course Mental Health in Complex Emergencies (MHCE) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.