HealthNet TPO is a knowledge-driven aid agency that helps build health and community systems in fragile states.
Our overall 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 a means. The goal is to (re)build quality health systems, making health care accessible to everyone. By working with local communities, we use “health” as a means of uniting people, rebuilding community facilities and re-establishing community trust as a result.
Our goal is to (re)build quality health systems, making health care accessible to everyone. By working with local communities, we use “health” as a means of uniting people, rebuilding community facilities and re-establishing community trust as a result.
HealthNet TPO does not provide emergency or development aid. Instead we try to close the gap between the two by working on reconstruction. Our approach is simple: we apply a developmental approach in prolonged emergency situations. This work is focused around four main themes:
• Community Systems Strengthening
• Mental Health and Psychosocial Support
• Disease control
• Health finance
Since this month HealthNet TPO is also
present on Twitter (@HealthNetTPO).
We aim to create more brand awareness
around HealthNet TPO as an organization and raise more awareness for the work
we do. Via Twitter we would like to inform our stakeholders (you!), increase our
(online) presence in discussions, increase our (social) network, and most of
all: find possibilities to really engage with our stakeholders.
We will post all kinds of informations, so be informed and stay up-to-date: @HealthNetTPO
Support the training of midwives in the Nangarhar province, Afghanistan.
In Afghanistan, only 1,500 of the 5,000 midwives required are available to women that give birth. To increase this number, the Community Midwifery Program needs to be strengthened at technical, organizational and institutional level. At this moment there are 28 students in training but there are not sufficient ‘pregnant’ dummies available. The purchase of three dummies that can be used in training activities will strengthen the training program.
For Pakistan, restore 30 health houses in two districts that are affected by the floods in Pakistan. So we make it possible to provide health services to the residents returning to their villages when the flood water recedes. Many people are suffering from health problems like diarrhea, cholera and skin infections. By making the health houses operational again we will prevent people are dying due to preventable diseases.
Help to refurbish and re-equip 10 health houses in flood affected union councils in Pakistan in order to restore the primary health care services for and by women (Lady Health Workers).
The Lady Health Workers are now performing duties without refurbishment and basic medicines. There is a shortage of anti-malaria and pneumonia treatment drugs. By making the health houses operational again we will prevent women and children are dying due to preventable diseases.
Prevention and treatment of (infectious) diseases among disabled children that are displaced due to the December 2010/January 2011 flooding in Sri Lanka.
In the Batticala District several day-care centers for disabled children and their families have been severely damaged due to the high water level. These day-care centers provide care by taking care of the children in their own communities, educate them and give medical support. By organizing medical check-ups and providing them with non-food emergency (sanitation) packages we can prevent diseases and help the children and their families to get back on their feet again.