A new long-term contraceptive on the way!

20 August 2018

On Friday, August 10, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first-ever contraceptive vaginal ring that can be used for up to a full year.

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Nieuwe cursus beschikbaar! Refugee Care[e]Education - zorg voor vluchtelingen

11 May 2017

Gezondheidsvoorlichting en kennis van de gezondheidsrisico’s van vluchtelingen is van belang voor het leveren van goede zorg. Vandaar dat Health[e]Foundation en partners een Refugee Care[e]Education cursus hebben ontwikkeld en naast een e-learning programma workshops aanbieden om artsen betrokken bij de zorg van vluchtelingen/statushouders bij te scholen. Naast artsen zijn POH’s en andere zorgverleners van harte welkom.

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Ethiopia continues Female&Family workshops in February 2017!

30 January 2017

In between the Ethiopian New Year (11th of September) and the celebration of New Year in the Netherlands (1st of January) the Health[e]Families project in Ethiopia faced some challenges but kept on going strong thanks to the tireless efforts of our local partners, the Ethiopian Medical Association (EMA) and the Ethiopian Midwives Association (EMWA) and our motivated trainees!

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Rwanda Symposium 2017

24 January 2017

In January a true milestone was reached for the Health[e]Families project in Rwanda. We have come to the end of this 3-years program funded by Merck for Mothers Foundation and there are many achievements to celebrate.

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Goodbye Tirza and Hello Vera

2 January 2017

As some people go, others may stay. This is also true for the Health[e]Foundation team.

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Tanzanian healthcare workers awarded with certificates for HIV and Treat’n Care[e]Education

19 December 2016

In September we invited our Tanzanian trainees for the kick-off workshops of HIV & Treat ’n Care[e]Education course in Moshi, Tanzania. This course was organized in collaboration with the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) and funded by Janssen pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson. In December we returned to Tanzania for the follow-up workshops.

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A workshop with AFEW International at Congres SOA*HIV*Seks in Amsterdam

5 December 2016

In light of our collaboration with AFEW International, with whom we developed the new e-learning course on community based participatory research (CBPR), we had the opportunity to facilitate a workshop at the Congres Soa*Hiv*Seks in Amsterdam. The national conference on STIs, sex and HIV/AIDS is organized every year on World AIDS Day in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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We are moving

27 October 2016
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Refugee Care[e]Education online!

21 April 2016

We are happy to announce that our Refugee Care[e]Education is now officially online. The online course is freely accessible so all healthcare professionals all over the world will be able to provide the best possible care to displaced persons and refugees.

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eLearning Africa conference

20 April 2016

The eLearning Africa conference will take place in Cairo, Egypt, from the 24th till the 26th of May. This is the 11th international conference on ICT for development, education & training. We are happy to announce that Annemijn Blok-Versteeg will represent Health[e]Foundation and will present all the ins and outs of our Health[e]Living program in South Africa: “Education for change, learning for life” - Community e-learning in resource-limited settings.

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Goodbye Liesbeth / Hello Myrna

15 April 2016

We will definitely miss our project manager Liesbeth de Raadt, who will start a new job at Jeugdzorg Amsterdam, but are happy to introduce our new colleague Myrna Derksen.

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Looking forward to the Health Event on March 20th, 2016!

1 March 2016

This year Health[e]Foundation will organize a fabulous Las Vegas Brunch in collaboration with UNICEF in the W Hotel in Amsterdam. The proceeds from this evening will go to the Health[e]Families project, to train more midwives in maternal and newborn health!

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Success in Elandsdoorn

29 February 2016

In the last week of February, two follow-up workshops of the Health[e]Living program were initiated in Elandsdoorn, South Africa. In collaboration with Ndlovu Care Group, the program has been a great success.

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Health[e]Families project Ethiopia

17 February 2016

In the second week of February 2016 project manager Tirza de Lange and managing director Dr. Nadine Pakker visited Addis Ababa and met with our local partners; the Federal Ministry of Health, the Ethiopian Medical Association, the Ethiopian Midwives Association and the Regional Health Bureau.

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Overview of the workshops in April and May

31 May 2015

Over the last two months Health[e]Foundation has carried out successful kick-off and closing workshops in serveral countries.

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Call for papers - Journal of Virus Eradication

10 March 2015

Journal of Virus Eradication ( is a new open-access journal on viral diseases. Please submit original research, reviews, comments, case studies for rapid publication and online pre-print. Submission is free of charge. Register now.

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Health[e]Foundation in the field: Impressions of Marcel Santoso

23 February 2015

On February 15th, 2014, along with project managers Jacqueline McAuley and Lisa Gullbransson, I, Marcel, the IT guy, departed from Amsterdam Schiphol to Kigali, Rwanda. This was my first trip with HealtheFoundation, my first trip to the continent, Africa and my first trip to Rwanda. With the support of the Merck for Mothers Program we were organizing a closing workshop for the Health[e]Families training and a kick-off workshop for the Health[e]Communities training.

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Knitted breast for community health workers in Rwanda

17 February 2015

During the kick-off workshop of the Health[e]Communities project in Rwanda the community health workers were provided with knitted breasts for demonstrations of breast-self exam and breastfeeding. The breasts were knitted by volunteers from all over the world.

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Closing workshops Treat’n Care[e]Education in Elandsdoorn

31 January 2015

End of January Health[e]Foundation organized two closing workshops in Elandsdoorn, South Africa in collaboration with the Ndlovu Care Group and funded by Stichting Liberty.

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Workshops Mental health and HIV[e]Education in Uganda

2 December 2014

At the end of October 50 nurses and doctors were trained in Uganda. The kick-off workshop for HIV and Mental Health took place on 30th October 2014 in Lubowa, Kampala.

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Kick-off workshop in Ifakara, Tanzania

25 November 2014

On the 25th of November we initiated a new collaboration in Ifakara, Tanzania. Ifakara is a small rural town in the Kilombero District in South Central Tanzania. In total 25 healthcare workers from the Ifakara Health Institute and St. Francis hospital participated in the kick-off workshop.

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Jamaica training

12 November 2014

To be able organize a training of 100 health care workers within two months requires a smooth and efficient local organization. On Jamaica, the island that reminds most people of reggae music, there are these gems that are able to get things together and motivate others to collaborate.

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Four workshops in Elandsdoorn, Limpopo, South Africa

27 October 2014

Last week almost hundred nurses, doctors and counselors were trained during two closing workshops and two kickoff workshops in South Africa.

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Join the Health[e]Event on November 20th in Amsterdam!

13 October 2014

Only one month to go! The Health[e]Event will take place in restaurant Fifteen on November 20th in Amsterdam

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New employee in the spotlight!

1 October 2014

Lisa Gullbransson is Health[e]Foundation’s latest addition to the office.

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Health[e]Living course - Cape Town, South Africa

20 September 2014

In the third week of September Health[e]Foundation trained in Cape Town, South Africa in collaboration with the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation.

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Save the date: Heatlh[e]vent will take place November 20th in Amsterdam

12 August 2014

The Health[e]vent, our exclusive fundraising, will be held November 20th in Jamie Oliver’s restaurant Fifteen in Amsterdam. The goal of the evening is to raise enough money to ensure Health[e]Foundations’ training of new healthcare workers in South Africa.

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Hello and goodbye

1 August 2014

After two years Health[e]Foundation says goodbye to project manager Denise van Dijk. At the same time Health[e]Foundation says hello to her successor Liesbeth de Raadt. Liesbeth studied Pedagogical Sciences at the University of Amsterdam. 

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Training healthcare workers in South Africa

10 July 2014

Health[e]Foundation recognizes the importance of training healthcare workers in this country to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS. Therefore, we are pleased that this year we received a grant of the Liberty Foundation to train 100 healthcare workers in South Africa.

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Dam to Damloop 2014

30 June 2014

Health[e]Foundation participates in the Damloop by night!

This year the Health[e]Foundation will be participating in the Damloop by night to raise money for our project in Rwanda.

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New staff members in the Spotlight

10 June 2014

Health[e]Foundation warmly welcomes two new staff members.

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Annual Report 2013 Available online

19 May 2014

Annual report of Health[e]Foundation is available online.

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Breastfeeding[e]Education Jakarta, Indonesia

6 May 2014

On Tuesday May 6th, 2014, in collaboration with Mercy Corps Indonesia, Health[e]Foundation launched its new course “Breastfeeding[e]Education” in Jakarta Indonesia

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Training in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

25 April 2014

The second training in client management, a renewed course developed in collaboration with AFEW (AIDS Foundation East West), was given in Bishkek Kyrgyzstan on April 25.

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Goodbye & Hello

24 March 2014

We are sorry to announce the departure of project manager Carmen Franse, but happy to introduce the new addition to our team: Jacqueline McAuley.

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South Africa Partner Collaboration visit

24 March 2014

Nadine Pakker and Fransje van der Waals visited South Africa in February 2014 in order to discuss new collaborations.

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20 February 2014

We are proud to announce our new ambassadors Floris ter Haar (winner of the Health[e]Challenge 2013, Loran von Liebenstein en Marie Claire van Hessen!

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Continuation of the work of MKI in South Africa by Health[e]Foundation

17 January 2014

The board of HealtheFoundation and the board of the Medical Knowledge Institute (MKI) decided to work on a common plan in which HealtheFoundation will continue the work of MKI in South Africa.

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Watch our promotion video

21 November 2013

On November 21st we launched our very first Health[e]Foundation promotion video!

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Runners raise over 8500 euro for Health[e]Foundation

23 September 2013

For the second year around Health[e]Foundation participated in the Dam tot Damloop, one of the biggest running events in the world.

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Crowd funding for Philippines

10 September 2013

Help us train 100 adolescents in the Philippines as trainers over a year's time through our blended learning concept

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You've Got Mail!

28 August 2013

Collection of postcards to Rwanda and Tanzania. 

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Now online: the July Newsletter!

17 July 2013

The Health[e]Foundation Newsletter for July 2013 is online.

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Introducing our Challengers

16 July 2013

Network challenge November 21st, 2013.

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Welcome Marcel

1 July 2013

New personnel as from July 2013: Marcel.

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Cambodia highlights

17 June 2013

Three closing workshops and one kickoff training in Cambodia.

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Health[e]Foundation participates in Dam tot Damloop 2013!

15 April 2013

Once again, Health[e]Foundation participates in the annual Dam tot Damloop in Amsterdam, which takes place on the 22nd of September 2013. Last year, we had 20 motivated runners who put on their running shoes for the organisation, this year we raise the stakes by running with 30 people more. Hence, together with a total of 50 runners.

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Partner Spotlight: Local Partner becomes UNiTE member!

17 January 2013

Health[e]Foundation is proud of the many international and local partners we work with in all our projects, all over the world. One of those partners has recently been awarded a great honor and is about to embark on an important global mission!

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Health[e]vent 2012 raises €90.000

29 November 2012

On November 7th Health[e]Foundation held its third annual charity the Health[e]vent at the Hilton
Hotel in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Once again, it proved to be a great success, altogether the income was €90.000!

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Community[e]Education, Cambodia introduction

9 October 2012

During october 2012 our first Community[e]Education kick off workshop took place as part of a pilot project in Samrong, Cambodia. A group of 25 teachers from 7 different schools in Samrong participated enthusiastically in our three day workshop.

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Dam tot Damloop Charity Run

24 September 2012

HealtheFoundation was part of Amsterdams Dam-tot-Damloop, one of the biggest running events in the world. 50.000 participants ran on Sunday, September 23rd.

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Save the date ! Healthevent

6 August 2012

The 2012 Healthevent November 7th. Please be prepared it will be again a spectacular night!

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We Need You!

16 July 2012

Your vote is worth € 300.000,- for HealtheFoundation. The NRC charity award honors the best advertisement by counting public votes.

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Dam tot damloop 2012

18 June 2012

Dam tot damloop 2012: HealtheFoundation loopt mee met het grootste hardloopevenement van Nederland

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Basic Occupational Health Workshop

14 May 2012

The workshop of the Basic Occupational Health Pilot  that was developed in collaboration with
Coronel Instituut, NSPOH (Netherlands School of Public & Occupational Health) and

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Community[e]Education sessions in the Hague 2012

3 May 2012

On the 3rd of May
2012 Health[e]foundation facilitated Community[e]Education sessions. It was
already the third time that the American School of the Hague (ASH) asked us to

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Yearly workshop in Willemstad Curacao 2012

2 May 2012

NASHKO welcomes yearly HealthFoundation, the stichting HIVmonitoring, and the Rode Kruis Bloedbank for an exciting workshop in Willemstad Curacao.

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Fifth group starts HIV[e]Education in Manado

23 April 2012

A group of 95 healthcare workers attended the Kickoff training in Manado last week. This was the fifth group of doctors and nurses to start HIV[e]Education.

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First Round Pilot Follow Up meeting in Sri Saket

26 March 2012

The very first group participating in Community[e]Education workhop in two months ago in Sri Saket.

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SPIN Workshop in Bandung

19 February 2012

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) selected our proposal 'Novel strategies and tools for antimicrobial resistance surveillance' Scientific Programme Indonesia-Netherlands (SPIN).

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Basic Occupational Health Service available for all participants

1 February 2012

The seven modules of the new course Basic Occupational Health Service (BOHS) has been completed and the first BOHS-training will start in March 2012. In total seven modules have been written in collaboration with Prof. Frank van Dijk, Inge Varekamp and NSPOH.

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Community[e]Education pilot in Thailand

27 January 2012

Health[e]Foundations e-learning program Community[e]Education was piloted in Sri Saket Rajabhat University, North-East Thailand on 27-28 January. A two day workshop was organized the program was funded by the International Child Support (ICS).

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New Supervisory Boardmembers

2 January 2012

After the board meeting of December the new supervisory board members Jintanat Ananworanich , Rogier van Duyn and Maurits Schoute are all installed. We look forward to continue our work with the new and current members Mr Frank Ex and professors Elly Katabira, Joep Lange and Marcel Levi. New plans are made and follow up meetings will be organized soon.

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Health[e]vent 2011: The ‘second edition’ Network Challenge

17 November 2011

The Health[e]vent 2011 proved again that a charity event does not have to be an affair with elderly millionaires socializing with like-minded around large expensive tables. The concept of the network challengeis that young entrepreneurs fight for the title ‘networker of the year’.

They do this by gathering the best auction items that are normally not for sale.
With a combination of activities and articles made available by people within
their network they come with irresistible items.

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Final workshop HIV[e]Education Kigali

14 October 2011

From all areas around Rwanda, even from very remote areas in Rwanda healthcare workers participated
in the HIV[e]Education follow-up workshop. In June all of them joined the
kickoff and now joined again for the interactive follow-up workshop!

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Training of mentors in Mozambique

2 September 2011

The 6th years medical students are finishing up their rounds of internships and are ready to go to the districts. Many went already to for some weeks to work in the district as an intern. All but the four that were in the district were early awaiting us already for the mentor training eager and curious what would await them.

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1 August 2011

Health[e]Foundation has developed in collaboration with NSPOH (Netherlands School of Public & Occupational Health) a new e-course “Occupational Health[e]Education” !The e-course is based on “Basic Occupational Health Services, a basic guideline” written by Jorma Rantanen and Suvi Lehtinen from Finland (2007). The primary aim of the new e-course is to teach occupational health to non-specialists on national and global level.

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Third group finishes HIV[e]Education in Manado

25 June 2011

Third workshop of the HIV[e]Education was held in Manado, Indonesia, in June 2011. After 3 months self-learning period the healthcare workers got together to follow great presentations of local experts. One of the presenters Dr. Agung, is a familiar person to all health care workers of manado, but especially to the participants from the kick off training in March 2011.

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Bacteriology in Vietnam

20 June 2011

The first e-learning workshop in the Hospital for Tropical Diseases was very successful pilot. The director of the Hospital Dr Nguyen Van Vinh Chau welcomed the group or participants and facilitators. He showed in his inspiring introduction speech the wide range of inventive reactions of the Hospital during recent disease outbreaks in Southern Vietnam from typhoid fevers to Avian Flue.

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HIV[e]Education Workshop Yaoundé

23 May 2011

On the 17th and 18th May, 42 healthcare workers form Yaoundé successfully completed the HIV[e]Education training course. All participants finished all e-learning modules with excellent scores, and all but one (due to illness) attended the final workshop.

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7th HIV workshop in Curacao

3 May 2011

Health[e]Foundation participated for the 7th year together with Nashko, Stichting HIV monitoring and the Stichting Rode Kruis Bloedbank in a HIV symposium in Willemstad, Curacao.

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Workshop in Manado, Indonesia

4 April 2011

A two day workshop was organized in March 2011 for the healthcare workers that had started HIV[e]Education in October 2010.  The big group was divided into two workshops.

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Rwanda TB Workshop

25 March 2011

A large group of 46 participants prepared for the workshop. Thanks to Marie Rose from Interact Rwanda everything was organized and went smoothly, and we had a great training, which included mostly nurses in TB and HIV/TB.

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Updates of most modules available!

24 February 2011

In the firsts months of the year all our renowned authors are requested
to update their modules.

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Community Education in Thailand

24 January 2011

During the 14th International Symposium on HIV Medicine in Bangkok, Thailand, Health[e]Foundation's Community[e]Education school program was further developed.  The new Health[e]body animations were received with great enthusiasm, and the voice over in Thai will be finalized at the end of the month.

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New Collaboration with IAS

26 November 2010

First scientific writing module now available to all!

Health[e]Foundation is proud to announce an exciting new collaboration with the International AIDS Society (IAS), which is currently the world’s leading independent association of HIV professionals. The launch of the new module on how to write and submit a conference abstract marks the initial joint effort between IAS and Health[e]Foundation. 

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12 November 2010

On November 3rd Health[e]Foundation held its first charity event at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. And what an event it was.... over a €100.000 was raised. The charity was an event in itself, where three networkers competed to raise most money.

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Successful Kickoff Training in Manado

29 October 2010

On October 22nd almost 100 Indonesian participants from North-Sulawesi started HIV[e]Education. This new training was organized together with the Nederland-Batam Foundation (NEBA). The local representatives Vie and Jaco organized a great kickoff with the local organizing committee. NEBA is a long time partner that aims like us to improve the medical and social care in Indonesia. We are looking forward to training another 100 participants in March.

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Congratulations to the new IAS President

22 July 2010

On Tuesday, July 20th we had the honor of celebrating the new President of the IAS,
Professor Dr. Elly Katabira.

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New UNAIDS study released just before AIDS Conference in Vienna

15 July 2010

With a new UNAIDS study released just before the World AIDS Conference in Vienna, we applaud the outcome that young people are leading the prevention revolution.

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Workshop in Rwanda

1 July 2010

On the 28th and 29th of June Health[e]Foundation, together with Interact, organized
a full and busy two-day finishing workshop at the Hilltop Hotel in Kigali,
which inspired staff, facilitators and participants alike.

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Workshop in Yaoundé, Cameroon

10 June 2010

In the beginning of June 2010, Health[e]Foundation welcomed 30 participants to a closing workshop in Cameroon for its latest training, financially supported by the MTN Foundation, in the French-speaking capital city of Yaoundé. 

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H[e]F congratulates Studio Smack on its European Design Award

1 June 2010

Studio Smack is currently developing 2 films for Health[e]Foundation on our activities in spreading a knowledge pandemic. These films will be available soon.

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Annual HIV Intervention Meeting in Curaçao

10 May 2010

On the 26th and 27th of April the sixth annual HIV intervention meeting was held at the St. Elisabeth Hospital in Curaçao.

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H[e]F Speaks at 'Workshop Grenzenloos' on March 10th in Amsterdam

5 March 2010

HealtheFoundation Executive Director, Dr. Fransje van der Waals, presents the foundation's blended learning concept for healthcare workers on poverty-related diseases such as HIV, Malaria, and TB at the March 2010 workshop "Grenzenloos" in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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First HIV[e]Education Training in Rwanda

10 February 2010

From 8-9 February HealtheFoundation, together with INTERACT, began its first training in Rwanda with two HIV education kickoff meetings in Kigali. 

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French HIV[e]Education Training in Cameroon Begins

1 February 2010

On 26 January 2010 a group of 41 healthcare workers started the HIV education training.  It is the first group to be trained in the French part of Cameroon.

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Successful Pilot Training in Argentina

17 December 2009

The first pilot training in Argentina was finalized by a workshop in Buenos Aires, organized in collaboration with Fundacion Huesped, who was also responsible for the translation of HIV education program into Spanish.

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Workshop in St. Maarten

11 December 2009

On the weekend of 5 December, a closing workshop took place on the Caribbean island of St. Maarten to complete a first HIV education training as part of St. Maarten's [RED] HIV Campaign.

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Kickoff in Manado, Indonesia

23 November 2009

Following the Jakarta workshop, Health[e]Foundation traveled directly to Manado for its
first HIV education kickoff in this location in collaboration with the Netherlands-Batam (NEBA) Foundation.

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So what does Health[e]Foundation do when they are not training?

22 October 2009

HealtheFoundation's main office in Amsterdam facilitates HIV education trainings abroad while also developing innovative ideas, partnerships and networks at home to strengthen its blended learning concept for healthcare workers in developing countries.

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Old participant forms a new group in Cameroon

15 September 2009

With the great help and support from Dr. Japhet Tabi Afuge, a new group of health care workers in Cameroon started HIV education on September 12th at the Presbyterian church in Kumba. 




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HIV[e]Education in St. Maarten

25 August 2009

As part of St. Maarten [RED] Campaign's initiative to address the limited amount of HIV expertise in the area, Health[e]Foundation was approached to begin an HIV education training for a selected group of healthcare workers.

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HIV Education Kickoff in Bali with Bahasa Indonesia Translation

20 August 2009

A kickoff meeting for a new group of 42 HIV Education participants took place in Bali, Indonesia during the International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP).

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Kenya: Nairobi Workshop Completes Two Trainings

24 July 2009

From July 13-16, a workshop took place in Nairobi that combined two groups, one completing Pediatric HIV Education, which we started in February in collaboration with ICS, and the other finishing off an HIV Education training that began in March.

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First HIV[e]Education workshop of Mentees, July 1-2, 2009

6 July 2009

Health[e]Foundation, together with the funder Cordaid, came to the conclusion that mentorship would be a perfect adaptation of the Train-the-Trainer concept in order to expand its training of healthcare workers in the field of HIV/AIDS.

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Kampala City Council concluded TB[e]Education

16 June 2009

On June 11 and 12, 2009 two workshops finished off the first TB Education trainings in Kampala, Uganda.

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Workshop Training in Dhaka, Bangladesh

3 June 2009

From May 24-26 at the ICDDR,B in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 36 healthcare workers participated in a 3 day HIV Education workshop.

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Workshop at Mill-Hill College in Goirle, The Netherlands

15 May 2009

On the 11th of May 2009 an interactive workshop regarding sexuality and STI's took place at Mill-Hill college in Goirle, The Netherlands as part of the Community education program's school pilot project.

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Second Kickoff launched in Senegal

15 April 2009

Local representative, Maaike Cotterink, organized the second HIV training beginning with a kickoff meeting in April 2009

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Health[e]Living 2.0: new and improved

7 September 2018

The Health[e]Living program targets community workers and educators who work with adolescents and guides them in providing basic health, life skills and sexual and reproductive health and rights education using an experiential learning approach. During this year’s remarkably hot summer, we have been working on the make-over of the Health[e]Living e-learning course.

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Caribbean HIV Care Meeting during AIDS 2018 in Amsterdam

20 August 2018

During the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam, the Caribbean HIV Care Meeting 2018 took place. We are looking back on a very interesting and inspiring meeting, with excellent talks and discussions.

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Words matter

13 July 2018
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Back in Rwanda!

2 October 2017
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Goodbye Lisa

1 July 2017
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HeF Android App

20 February 2017
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Refugee Care[e]Education

26 January 2017

The successful ‘EUR HUMAN PHC for refugee”, an e-learning course dedicated to support primary health care workers in knowledge, treatment and care of refugees and other migrants in Greek, German, Hungarian, Italian, and Slovenian, is finished early January.

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E-learning for European health workers to improve primary health care for refugees

11 January 2017

From November till the end of December 390 health workers from all over Europe had the chance to follow the e-learning of the EUR-HUMAN project.

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Server maintenance - Dec 28, 2016

26 December 2016

The server where Health[e]Foundation's website is running is going to undergo an extensive maintenance. This will be carried out on Wednesday, 28 Dec 2016 night, between 22:00 and 23:00 GMT+1/Amsterdam. During the maintenance, all of our website and web-related services (app- and stick-synchronization) will be offline.

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New group of community health workers and educators started Health[e]Living in Uganda

15 December 2016

In collaboration with The AIDS Support Organization and with external funding from a Private Anonymous Funder we were able to invite 35 community health workers and educators to the TASO Kanyanya Training Center, our current Health[e]Living headquarters, in Kampala.

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Kick-off workshop with AFEW on Community Based Participatory Research in Kyrgyzstan

14 November 2016

In the second week of November AFEW International organized together with FLOWZ and Health[e]Foundation, a three day kick-off workshop in Kyrgyzstan.

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Video competition - we need your vote!

21 April 2016

Please have a look at the video about our Health[e]Families training in Rwanda and vote for us. You can help us to win $10.000, thus not only the honor but also cash we can spend on more education programs! How to vote: go to

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Updated courses

21 April 2016

Over the last couple of months our authors excelled to update the content of their modules based on recent scientific information and newest guidelines.

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Upcoming Workshops

18 April 2016

For the coming months there are several new projects and workshops planned

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Health Event

4 April 2016

The 20th of March the Fabulous Las Vegas Brunch took place in the W Hotel in Amsterdam. The brunch was organized to raise money for the Female and Family[e]Education program. The afternoon was filled with good food, lovely music, entertainment and a lottery with great prices!

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Refugee Care[e]Education online!

1 March 2016

To make sure refugees will receive the best care possible Health[e]Foundation is developing an online course freely accessible for all healthcare professionals. The Refugee Care[e]Education course will mainly concentrate on the mental health problems refugees are facing. It will provide healthcare professionals with background information and help them to adequately recognize mental health problems, and if necessary refer to the right support system.

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Update Zika Virus

4 February 2016
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Inaugural address

18 August 2015

You are cordially invited to the inaugural address

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Health[e]Foundation proudly announces its new IT-infrastructure: HeF 2.0

28 May 2015

For the past 2 years we worked hard on improving and updating our IT infrastructure and courses, and the result is here: on Friday, May 29th 2015, we made the transformation to our new platform and the new looks.

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Symposium Mental Health and HIV, Uganda

6 March 2015

After three separate kick-off workshops on HIV and Mental Health organized for Ugandan participants from TASO, JCRC and KCCA, we organized a big get-together symposium on March 6 in Hotel Africana in Kampala.

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Rwanda workshops

20 February 2015

The KO workshop was for the Community Health Workers, 27 students have been enrolled in the training program and in the Closing workshop for Health[e]Families, women and newborns[e]Education training program 48 out of 50 finish successfully the courses.

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Health[e]Living Cape Town, South Africa

9 February 2015

In the second week of February Health[e]Foundation visited Cape Town, South Africa, for the Health[e]Living program in collaboration with Desmond Tutu Health Foundation and HOPE Cape Town with the support of MKI.

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Evaluation of the tablets

30 January 2015

From October 2014 till January 2015 a group of participants was trained in South Africa with the Treat’n Care[e]Education course as application on a tablet. During the closing workshop the participants expressed their enthusiasm about e-learning via a tablet!

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Health[e]families in Rwanda

2 December 2014

In Rwanda, a new program called Health[e]families was launched with a group of very excited participants! The course was offered both in French and English.

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Closing workshop in Mbeya

27 November 2014

After the workshop in Ifakara we travelled to Mbeya were we had a wonderful closing workshop with the group of participants who started the Treat’n Care[e]Education course in July.

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20 November 2014

200 guests enjoying the music, the food, the magician, and the funny nurses attended the yearly November charity of the foundation.

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Ebola[e]Education - Free course

30 October 2014

Health[e]Foundation would like to contribute to the fight against the Ebola epidemic. Therefore, the newly developed e-learning module by Jerald C Sadoff is now online, and freely accessible for everyone! Visit the module via:

Spread the information, not ebola!

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The first kick-off workshop with tablets in South Africa!

13 October 2014

Health[e]Foundation healthcare workers will be trained with the course on tablets!

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Kick-off workshop Health[e]Families, Rwanda

13 October 2014

With the support of the Merck for Mothers program, and in collaboration with, the Kigali Health Institute and the National University of Rwanda we will be conducting our first Health[e]Families kick-off workshop on the 28th October in Butare, Rwanda.

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The Damloop by Night!

20 September 2014

On the 20th of September Health[e]foundation participated with 50 runners in the Damloop by Night!  It was the first Damloop by Night ever and it turned out to be a spectacular event! The streets were decorated with lights and lanterns, there was live music and 10.000 people were running through the streets of Zaandam wearing bright neon shirts!

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Extreme triathlon for Health[e]Foundation

14 August 2014

Coming saturday, the 16th of August, our board member Rogier van Duyn and ambassador Sebastian Brokmann are participating in one of the toughest races on earth.

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The Health[e]Foundation application for tablets and phones!

12 August 2014

As you may already know, Health[e]Foundation is going with the flow of technological advancements! Our developers are working hard to finish the HeF application for Android powered tablets and smartphones.


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Health[e]Living South Africa

14 July 2014

The first ever Health[e]Living kick-off workshop was piloted on Monday July 14th and Tuesday July 15th with 30 enthusiastic counselors and community workers in Cape Town, South Africa!

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Kick-off Treat’n Care[e]Education in Tanzania

9 July 2014

In collaboration with the Walter Reed Program we conducted the Treat’n Care[e]Education kick-off workshop on July the 9th in Mbeya, Tanzania, for a group of 23 healthcare workers, including nurses, counsellors and doctors.

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Training in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

28 April 2014

After the Bishkek training, a second training in client management was given in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on April 28. New participants, active in the field of social work with people living with HIV (PLWH), and a small number of former participants made up the group.

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A new Client Management Program

24 March 2014

The spread of the HIV/AIDS pandemic cannot be successfully contained with therapies alone: prevention is of utmost importance.

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Coming Soon: H[e]F 2.0

24 March 2014

An app to dedicated to health[e]learning is coming soon for Android devices

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Blended-learning in HIV/AIDS care continues in Rwanda

3 March 2014

Between February 26th and March 1st 2014, the closing workshop of the latest HIV e-education course took place in Kigali, Rwanda

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17 January 2014

We are happy to announce that Merck for Mothers has recommended a 3-year (2014-2016) grant award to HealtheFoundation to support a project in Rwanda

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World AIDS Day 2013

25 November 2013

The 1st of December marks the annual World Aids Day.

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Kickoff training in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

24 September 2013

Kickoff training in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan: a new training with a new course in new countries!

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Health[e]Foundation Twitter

17 September 2013

Health[e]Foundation is also on twitter

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Sponsor Health[e]Foundation for Free

2 September 2013

Sponsor HeF for free!

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Dam tot Damloop 2013: still running spots left!

16 July 2013

Join the Health[e]Foundation running team at this year's Dam tot Damloop on the 22nd of September.

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New program in new countries

13 July 2013

Introducing new patient management modules in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan in collaboration with AFEW.

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Rwandan Minister talks at HIV/AIDS training in Rwanda

28 June 2013

Another 100 doctors and nurses trained in the HIV e-learning course in Kigali, Rwanda. 

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Community[e]Education in the Netherlands

25 May 2013

Enhancing negotiation -and decision-making skills at the American School of The Hague (ASH).

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Laptops and smartphones at kick-off HIV training in Rwanda

12 April 2013

On March 20th and 21st, two kick-off workshops were organized for doctors and nurses from all over Rwanda. The training took place in the capital Kigali and announced the start of the e-learning courses HIV[e]Education and Treat ‘n Care[e]Education. This training was organized in collaboration with The Faculty of Medicine of the National University of Rwanda (NUR).  What caught the eye during the workshops was the plentitude of computers and smartphones in the room.

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Treat ‘n Care Kickoff Workshop Moshi, Tanzania, December 2012

13 December 2012

The very first Health[e]Foundation training in Moshi, Tanzania was made possible by FEMI Tanzania who are based in Moshi. 

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HIV[e]Education Manado, Indonesia 2012

22 October 2012

The first day of the HIV[e]Education workshop, hosted and organized with our partner organization NEBA, was kicked off successfully.

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Aruba workshop 2012, Epidemiology

2 October 2012

The workshop in Aruba had a special focus on epidemiology.
After the turning point questions everybody was really happy to see significant improvement in the scores  compared to the kickoff.

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Kickoff Treat ’n Care[e]Education

17 September 2012

Kickoff workshop Treat ’n Care[e]Education with a focus on HIV and human rights in fairway Hotel September 11, 2012

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AIDS2012 conference Washington DC

26 July 2012

The AIDS2012 conference in Washington DC was a very successful event.

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NRC Charity Awards 2012, STEM OP ONS

6 July 2012

NRC Charity Awards


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Safe travels Annemarie!

23 May 2012

After three years Annemarie van den Heuvel is leaving Health[e]Foundation not for a new job but for a trip around the world!

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Kickoff in Beira, Mozambique

10 May 2012

Again for the sixth year a  great group of medical students started
HIV[e]Education in Beira.

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Now Available Annual Report 2011

2 May 2012

New programs, new languages, new format, new staff, new fundraising, and new supervisory board members. 2011 was a full year.

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Aruba kickoff 2012

1 May 2012

Three years ago the HIv[e]education training was planned for Aruba.Thanks to the perseverance of Arnelda Els and Sharliene Koolman of the Department of Public Health the training took off.

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Welcome Carmen and Marijke

2 April 2012

Health[e]Foundation warmly welcomes two new staff-members, Carmen Franse and
Marijke Kohinor.

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Second Pilot Round Community[e]Education

25 March 2012

Second round pilot workshop of Community[e]Education took place in Wat Laad Praow school in Bangkok.

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E-learning in collaboration with NSPOH

10 February 2012

Together with NSPOH training for healthcare workers on TB and labour was organized as part of infectious disease training. 

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Please send a short anecdote !

1 February 2012

Do you wish to be famous and see your name (and picture) all over the world?

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Bacteriology[e]Education in Vietnam

18 January 2012

The project is part of the Telemicrobiology program with Kiestra lab automation and the AMC Bacteriology department both from the Netherlands together with the Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City. The Bacteriology[e]Education e-learning program was originally designed in order for clinicians and lab staff to better understand each part of the disease.

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HIV[e]Education course in Manado

27 November 2011

On 21-22 and 24-25 November 2011, HIV[e]Education training workshop took place in Manado, Indonesia. Nearly hundred participant were divided into two groups to ensure active involvement in an interactive workshop.

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Community[e]Education Workshop preparations in Thailand

15 November 2011

Introductory meeting in Sri Saket, North East Thailand, was organized in collaboration with ICS (International Child Support) 12th October 2011.  The purpose of the meeting was to  introduce the program for future participants to pilot Community[e]Education program. Participants, altogether 36,  with various backgrounds gathered at the Ratchathani University to discuss how they could to use the program in and out of classroom settings.

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Bacteriology[e]Education in Vietnam

1 October 2011

The closing workshop the last days of September in Ho Chi Minh City was over subscribed. Many more people wanted to participate in the workshop than the number of people that started June 17. We knew participants were all doing the course very well and finished it already long before the beginning of the workshop, but that it was also so popular by word of mouth was good news!

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Workshop Beira Augustus 2011

31 August 2011

We organized the closing workshop for the fifth year students of the Universidade Catholica de Mocambique in Beira the first days of September. It was a full room of 40 enthusiastic students. They just started their first rotation in the clinic most at internal medicine, pediatrics and surgery. They saw already many HIV+ patients, many adults and children in the latter stages of AIDS.

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Rome IAS 2011, Conference

17 July 2011

The scientific programme of the 6th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention aims to provide new insights into HIV disease development, biomedical prevention, clinical care that can lead to novel research directions and help translate theoretical advances into clinical and prevention practice while building evidence for successful programme operations and implementation. Health[e] Foundation is also present at the conference.

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Kick-off in Manado

21 June 2011


New group of 95 healthcare workers started the HIV[e]Education in Manado on June 18th 2011. The 95 new participants for this training were easily found, the motivation and enthusiasm of the group was really high.

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Community[e]Education sessions in the Hague

26 May 2011

On the 26th of May 2011 three Community[e]Education sessions (mostly on Negotiation and Decision Making Skills) were given at the American School of the Hague (ASH). According the feedback of the students the sessions were experienced both educative and fun, in either order.

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Training in Beira Mozambique

10 May 2011

As every year, we trained the fifth year medical school students at the Universidade Catolica of Beira (UCM) in May. Just before entering their clinical internship in the hospital. This is the fifth year we train at the medical school in Beira and the HIV[e]Education course is a well known element of their curriculum that all students look forward to.

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Third group begins HIV[e]Education in Manado

5 April 2011

Together with Dr. Agung, the organizing committee and NEBA, Health[e]Foundation's aim to train all healthcare workers in the Manado region is going well. On March 28th the third group of 99 healthcare workers came together for the HIV[e]Education Kickoff training.

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Workshop in Uganda

30 March 2011

The Makerere University-Johns Hopkins University (MUJHU) started the HIV[e]Education course in November 2010 with a follow-up workshop scheduled in early March. This workshop was different from others since we had four very special Dutch guests: our three fundraising networkers, Aki van Andel, Constance Scholten and Lennard van Vloten, as well as the innovator of the Health[e]vent, Rogier van Duyn.

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HIV Training started in Cameroon

28 February 2011

With the new updates all translated in French as well as the the new HIV[e]Education modules, a group of 43 healthcare workers began a training in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

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Kickoff meeting of the Together4Change Alliance

7 February 2011

Health[e]Foundation is one of the partners of the Together4Change Alliance that will implement and strengthen their work together with other (inter)national and local organizations working in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America.

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New Health[e]Body films!

16 December 2010

The Community[e]Education program of Health[e]Foundation makes use of a variety of tools. From partners like Path, PSI, UNFPA, Love Check to the films we developed ourselves.  Films with quizzes like Condom lessons, Negotiation skills, Female Condom monologues to animations like the two new Health[e]Body films.

Please take five minutes to watch the fun and inspirational animations made by Maarten Koopman and funded by the International Child Support!

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Best designed Annual Report 2009

24 November 2010

Good news is that our Annual report was chosen as the best designed Annual Report in 2009. We were complimented on design and content, both of which gave a good and warm impression of our work.

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Closing workshop in Beira a celebratory event!

1 November 2010

From 29-30 October, the fifth annual HIV[e]Education training took place in Beira at the Catholic University of Mozambique. This super smart and motivated group of medical students will participate next year in the follow up of pediatric HIV[e]Education and will receive a mentor training before going into the rural clinics after graduation.

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The Big Five in HIV/AIDS and TB Care

20 October 2010

The Big Five in HIV/AIDS & TB Care symposium organized by Health[e]Foundation on October 16th at Hotel Africana, Kampala, Uganda was an enormous hit.  Over 400 former Ugandan participants were an active audience during a wonderful symposium, with international and local faculty. 

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Support Training in Indonesia

5 August 2010

Health[e]Foundation and Stichting Nederland-Batam have joined hands to offer trainings to healthcare workers in Indonesia in an effective and sustainable way. 
Donate Today! >

Go to use your head .pdf (in Dutch) >

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L[E]ARN with us at the AIDS Conference in Vienna

8 July 2010

HealtheFoundation activities at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna, July 2010.

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HeF congratulates Petra Boers and Suzanne Hertogs on GLAS

22 June 2010

Since 2009 Suzanne Hertogs and Petra Boers have been helping to create Health[e]Foundation's very own newspaper, Health[e]People.

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Tele-Microbiology Project Begins in Vietnam

7 June 2010

On the first of June Health[e]Foundation introduced the development of its newest program, Bacteriology[e]Education, in collaboration with Amsterdam's Academic Medical Center, the Dutch Kiestra Lab Automation Company, and the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Kickoff for Medical Students in Mozambique

26 May 2010

On Friday, 21 May 2010 an HIV education kickoff meeting took place for the 5th year medical students at the Catholic University of Mozambique.

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Inspiring HIV and TB Training workshop in Bangkok, Thailand

28 April 2010

In collaboration with the Thai Red Cross, the South East Asian Research
Collaboration with Hawaii, HIV-NAT and the Thai Red Cross Nursing College, Health[e]Foundation organized a 2-day workshop for HIV and TB education in April 2010.

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Two workshops complete HIV[e]Education in Manado, Indonesia

23 March 2010

In collaboration with Neba foundation and with the great help of our local partners, 63 participants attended a follow up workshop for HIV education in Manado in March.

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HIV/TB Training in Thailand in April

2 March 2010

Invitation to the HIV and TB e-learning training in Thailand in April 2010.

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HIV[e]Education Closing Workshop in Kumba

5 February 2010

The closing workshop for HIV education in Kumba, in the southwest of Cameroon, was organized with the great help and support of Dr. Japhet Tabi.

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Mentoring Training in Kampala, Uganda

25 January 2010

On Friday, 22 January 2010 a second group of 27 new mentors were given instruction on mentorship for an HIV education training in Kampala.

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UCMB Completes Combined HIV & TB Training in Kampala

14 December 2009

On Monday, 7 December 2009 an HIV and TB education closing workshop at the St Augustine Institute began with 28 enthusiastic and motivated participants from various healthcare
centers of the Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau (UCMB).

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World AIDS Day 2009 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2 December 2009

On 1 December 2009 Health[e]Foundation joined several other HIV and healthcare organizations in The Netherlands at the 13th National Congress on STIs, HIV, and Sex.

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Closing Workshop in Jakarta, Indonesia

20 November 2009

From 12-14 November a small group of participants attended the closing workshop in Jakarta, representing the first group to complete the Bahasa Indonesia translation of HIV education.

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Closing Workshop in Malawi's Zomba District

28 October 2009

From 22-24 October a closing workshop took place in Malawi's Zomba district, concluding an HIV education course that began in July for a group of 32 doctors and nurses from local hospitals.

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First Kickoff in Argentina

17 September 2009

On September 8th the first HIV education course in Argentina began in Buenos Aires, with 32 registered participants.


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First HIV[e]Education workshop in Thai!

8 September 2009

From 3-4 September a closing workshop completed the first HIV education training in Thai.

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ICAAP IX: Bali Indonesia 2009

22 August 2009

Health[e]Foundation's Executive Director, Fransje van der Waals, presented at a seminar, HIV Distance Learning in Asia and the Pacific, during the International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP).

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Combined HIV and TB Education Kickoff with UCMB in Uganda

14 August 2009

On 31 July 2009 Health[e]Foundation conducted a combined HIV and TB kickoff training in collaboration with UCMB at the St Augustine Institute, Nsambya.

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HIV[e]Education Kickoff in Malawi

8 July 2009

In collaboration with Dignitas International, a second group of healthcare workers in Malawi started the HIV Education program on Friday, July 3.

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Mentoring evaluation on the 3rd of July

6 July 2009

Following the two day mentoring workshop in Kampala, Uganda, a special follow up meeting with the mentors was held in order to sit, reflect, and evaluate the way the HIV education training was organized.

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Kickoff at the Infectious Diseases Institute, Uganda

12 June 2009

On the tenth of June, a TB Education kickoff training took place at the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda.

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Health[e]Foundation's Annual Event: Presentations Available!

20 May 2009

Health[e]Foundation welcomed its board members and local representatives from all over the world for 2 intense days of training as well as sharing experiences and ideas.

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3 day workshop training in Curacao

30 April 2009

With the generous support of the Dutch HIV Monitoring Foundation, 125 healthcare workers joined the 5th symposium, "HIV Intervention & Monitoring", on the Caribbean island of Curaçao.

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