HealthNet TPO is a knowledge-driven organization. This means our activities are based on scientific research and we continuously monitor their efficiency. We also develop new methods to improve the health of people in distress, which are regularly adopted by colleague organizations. Read more about our research…
Our mission is to enhance the ability of communities in fragile countries to better manage and maintain their own health and wellbeing. Our vision is to do this by using “health” as both a goal and means. We do not provide emergency or development aid. We try to close the gap between the two by working on reconstruction., which means we apply a developmental approach in prolonged emergency situations.
The health of a population is more than the sum of its parts, while people cannot heal in an “unhealthy” society. We therefore use an integrated approach through which problems are addressed from several angles. Activities can roughly be divided into four main themes:
- Mental Health and Psychosocial Support
- Disease control
- Health financing
- Community Systems Strengthening
HealthNet TPO mainly works in areas where war, violence and natural disasters (still) have an impact on daily life. These areas, the so-called “fragile states”, are characterized by a lack of infrastructure, resources and political strength to build or re-establish public services. Peace agreements are one of the first steps towards social recovery, but such agreements are impossible without community trust. Since 1992 we have implemented projects in 27 countries. At the moment we are actively working in six countries. Read more about our project countries…