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December 2017
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MyHEALTH@HAND
The new care app for the pregnant woman and her new family

Health[e]Foundation is improving the accessibility of care by developing the mobile application: ‘MyHEALTH@HAND’. The app will be developed in collaboration with the e-trend setters from Estland ELAGEM and I62.

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Results Refugee Care[e]Education pilot in Amsterdam

Health[e]Foundation and partners developed the Refugee Care[e]Education to educate healthcare workers involved in the care for refugees and immigrants. Central themes are health promotion and knowledge of health risks. The program consists of a kick-off workshop, an e-learning period including 8 modules and a closing workshop.

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Dialogue meeting ‘Healthcare for new immigrants’

On the 16th of November Health[e]Foundation facilitated a dialogue meeting, organized by Stichting Fonds Huisartsen in Achterstandswijken (FHA) Haaglanden and the City of The Hague in the Humanity House in The Hague. Physicians and immigrants from Syria and Eritrea joined during an interesting and interactive evening.

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A new addition to the Health[e]Foundation family

As of September this year our new colleague Renée van Hoof has made her entree into the Health[e]Foundation team. Renée will work as Project Manager and to give her a taste of the diversity of the HealtheFoundation activities she started to support Vera in the Health[e]Families project, joined Judith for the HIV[e]Education kick offs in Rwanda and has already started to organize the HIV[e]Education workshops in Ethiopia in December.

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Health[e]Living in Uganda: More learning by doing!

In the last week of August we were excited to meet again with the group of 33 Ugandan community workers and educators, who started their Health[e]Living journey with us last April. The follow-up workshop took place at the TASO Kanyanya Training Center in Kampala, which we can call our home away from home by now.

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Taking HIV[e]Education to Bonaire

Since World AIDS Day 2016, three workshops on HIV with general practitioners (GPs) were organized in Bonaire. The goal is to stimulate integrated HIV care and encouraging GPs, the hospital, laboratories, pharmacies, insurance companies, NGOs and schools to work together to cure and prevent HIV.

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HIV Treat’n Care[e]Education in China

In collaboration with the Chinese Association for STD and AIDS Prevention and Control (CASA) Health[e]Foundation successfully trained 50 healthcare workers with the HIV Treat’n Care[e]Education course in China in the period of June – October 2017.

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Back in Rwanda!

Following the 3 years’ Health[e]Families program in Rwanda we are pleased that we can continue our collaboration in Rwanda. With an educational grant of ViiV, we returned to Kigali to train medical doctors, medical interns and nurses with the HIV[e]Education and Treat’n Care[e]Education course.

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Follow-Ups workshops in Ethiopia

For the Health[e]Families program in Ethiopia that started in 2015 and is funded by the Dioraphte Foundation, between 17 - 27 October, another series of follow-up workshops were conducted in Dire Dawa, Dessie and Mekele, Ethiopia. A total of 113 healthcare professionals attended the 2-day workshop and 112 successfully completed the course and received a certificate, which means they scored 70% or higher on the post-test of all modules!

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Senegal - Goodbye Dakar, hello Ziguinchor!

For the first time since 2009, we returned to Senegal in April this year! With financial support from Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V., part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, and in collaboration with the University of Dakar, the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs and the Division against AIDS, we trained 97 healthcare workers with the HIV Treat’n Care[e]Education course.