It is our mission to support communities affected by conflict or disaster to regain control of their own health and wellbeing. We are convinced that even the most vulnerable people have the inner strength to (re) build a better future for themselves and those around them.
But how did it all start? ‘HealthNet International’ (HNI) was established in 1992 by members of Doctors without Borders who wanted to bridge the gap between the emergency aid and long-term structural development. In 2005, HNI merged with the Transcultural Psychosocial Organisation (TPO). HNI had knowledge and experience in strengthening healthcare systems and prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases. TPO brought its expertise in the field of psychosocial and mental healthcare for survivors of war and natural disasters. From this moment, the organisation became ‘HealthNet TPO’.
The practical experience of HNI combined with academic background of TPO led to the development and implementation of innovative care systems in conflict affected areas. HealthNet TPO maintains a relationship with our partner organisations TPO Uganda and TPO Nepal.
Building upon our strengths, HealthNet TPO has adopted a new strategy for 2019-2023 which focuses on the integration of mental health and psychosocial support throughout our projects.