HealthNet TPO is one of the largest health NGOs in Afghanistan, supporting the health system and communities since 1994. We work in 4 areas in Afghanistan; we strengthen health system infrastructure to improve access to healthcare for all, we integrate mental health services into health care, we provide protection and we strengthen people’s resilience and capacity to rebuild their own lives.
People living in Afghanistan have been facing multiple crises including decades of conflict, displacement, drought, poverty and weak investment in basic services including healthcare. 18.4 million people, nearly half of the population, are in need of humanitarian assistance as a result of Covid-19, increasing insecurity and natural disasters.
Ongoing conflicts continue inflicting high levels of civilian casualties and collateral damage on health and education facilities, as well as disrupting and destroying other essential parts of living including access to water, electricity and telecommunication. Both conflict and natural disasters have displaced millions of people from their homes in Afghanistan. As of December 2019, there were an estimated 2.6 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country, of which approximately 0.4 million were thought to be newly displaced by natural disasters, and 0.4 million newly displaced by conflict and violence.