HealthNet TPO participates in a number of initiatives that aim to develop innovative approaches towards general health care interventions, such as:
Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development
This institute, launched in 2009, aims to tackle global health issues by forging synergies between health care delivery, disease-specific knowledge, research and education in a global context. It collaborates with institutes and academies like the Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam, Pharm Access International, Health Insurance Fund (HIF), Investment Fund for Health in Africa (IFHA), Amsterdam Institute of International Development (AIID), Health e-Foundation and the KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation.
Dutch Platform for Global Health Policy and Health Systems Research
This platform, created in 2007, advises on international policy and research in the fields of global health policy and health systems. It involves representatives of NGOs, government and research groups and is funded by the Dutch ministries of Health and Foreign Affairs.
Health and Fragile States Network
Objectives of this network, created in 2007: to foster dialogue, raise awareness and advocate for best practice on a variety of issues related to health in fragile states, influence policy issues, identify research topics, elicit funding for research and improve knowledge management. HealthNet TPO is represented in the steering committee, next to the Conflict and Health Programme/London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, International Rescue Committee (IRC), Merlin, Save the Children UK, University of South Wales Sydney, UNICEF, World Bank and WHO.
Dutch Health Insurance Platform for the Poor
This platform, launched in 2006, brings together expertise in the field of health care and insurance in developing countries. Activities focus on exchanging knowledge on experiences and innovations in health insurance in lowincome countries, in meetings, seminars and conferences. The platform envisages that on medium and longer term its members will play an active role in developing and promoting knowledge with respect to health insurance operations in developing countries, sharing findings from research and practices.
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