On November 1st HealthNet TPO, in a consortium with ICCO en Mensen met een Missie, started a new project in Colombia. In this project we go to areas that have been heavily affected by the Colombian conflict. We use different models of intervention for this, including and encompassing the entire community in the intervention. Together with networks of people we will identify and work on the problems that they face and look for proper solutions. The overall emphasis is to decrease violence against women and to improve the participation of women in the peacebuilding process in Colombia.
INTRODUCTORY MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTORS
HealthNet TPO is a Dutch aid agency that works on recovery of communities in war torn societies.
We improve health and wellbeing by changing victims into agents of change, building on existing community resources to create new resources, thus help people gain health, hope and confidence.
February 2016, blog by Aleida van der Wal
As of January 2016 HealthNet will open three training centres to expand and improve services in for people with mental disorders and people living with disabilities. One will be run by our partner in this project IAM (International Assistance Mission). The centres will be located in Kabul, Herat, and Mazar.
In June and July (2015) Alies Rijper carried out a qualitative research in Lubero, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, to evaluate the effects of the mutual reinforcement approach adopted by the Dutch Consortium for Rehabilitation (DCR) and its local partners in the Pamoja-programme.
October 2015 - by Boniface Duku - I am a South Sudanese working for HealthNet in Wau County, Western Bahr El Ghazal State. We work to strengthen health systems in the country, community governance, empowering communities to take charge of their own lives and development needs using Resource Mapping and Mobilization approaches and community based mental health and psychosocial support interventions. In this regard mental health and psychosocial support is an integral part of HealthNet’s projects.
19 August 2015 – by Rudolf Nyiyuo - Bor South is one of the counties in Jonglei state which was most affected by the recent conflict in South Sudan. In 2013-2014, more than 100,000 people were displaced from Bor to internally displaced people and refugee camps in South Sudan, Uganda and Kenya. It is now that people are beginning to return to their homes in large numbers, to find them looted, burned and their lives as they knew them, destroyed.
15 juli 2015 - By Caitlin Cockcroft - Sitting in the brightly painted, air-conditioned training room of the local hotel in Wau, it’s hard to believe that I’m in South Sudan, a country currently experiencing war. I started just two weeks ago as the Psychosocial Project Coordinator for a joint response with ten other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), which aims to save lives and alleviate suffering throughout the country.
June 2015 – By Bibiane van Mierlo - We are walking through immense rows of tents; Berseve 1, a refugee camp for IDPs some 60 km from Duhok, close to the city of Zakho in Northern Iraq.
Berseve 1 hosts some 11.000 refugees who left the surroundings of Mosul that has been taken by IS some 9 months ago. Next to Berseve 1, a similar camp, Berseve 2, hosts another 10.000 IDPs with a similar background.
The Dutch NGOs Joint Humanitarian Response for South Sudan (SSJR) is an emergency live saving program targeting both the IDPs and the host communicates of acute and chronic food insecure households affected by ongoing conflict in Abyei area, Western Bahr-el-Ghazal (WBeG), Equatoria (Eq) Central, Eq East, Eq West, Jonglei, Unity, Upper Nile, Warrap States of South Sudan.
The SSJR consortium is led by Save the Children International (SC) and includes CARE, Cordaid, Dorcas, HealthNet-TPO, ICCO & Kerk in Actie, OXFAM-Novib, PLAN, Stichting Vluchteling, World Vision, ZOA.
New Report Warns of Worsening Humanitarian Disaster in South Sudan
CARE urges global community to act now to help nearly 7 million at risk
Juba, South Sudan — A new report on the humanitarian situation in South Sudan warns that the safety and food security of nearly 7 million people will deteriorate rapidly without a swift, international response. CARE urges the global community to do more to provide urgently needed food and health aid as well as help stop the violent conflict that has precipitated this humanitarian crisis.
Amsterdam: It's now one year after the tsunami, which devastated the lives of millions. Seven hundred and fifty mental health workers have been trained in the training centre, which is supported by Eureko and HealthNet TPO, a Dutch humanitarian aid organisation. The training centre was set up one year ago in Jaffna, in the northern peninsula of Sri Lanka, and was made possible by funds raised by Eureko, the European Group of insurance companies.
The trained mental health workers have helped more than 30,000 tsunami victims with psychological problems during the past year.
Peter Ventevogel, Sayed Azimi*, Sayed
Jalal**, Frank Kortmann***
HealthNet International, Jalalabad, Afghanistan, *World Health Organization, Kabul, Afghanistan,
**Department of Neuropsychiatry, Nangarhar Medical Faculty Hospital, Jalalabad, Afghanistan,
***Department of Psychiatry, Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen, the Netherlands