HealthNet TPO

HealthNet TPO

HealthNet TPO
Lizzy Ansinghstraat 163
1072 RG Amsterdam
Netherlands
www.healthnettpo.org

Lead Investigators

Dr Mark Jordans

Dr Mark Jordans
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+31 20 4201503
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Dr Ivan Komproe

Dr Ivan Komproe
Co-investigator
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Institute Presentation

HealthNet TPO builds health systems with communities that are excluded from functioning healthcare, by combining international public health expertise with local tradition, especially in fragile states. The organisation is working in 15 countries in where health care systems have been seriously damaged by war, violence or calamities. HealthNet TPO has a track record in the development and evaluation of low-cost and community-integrated mental health programs. It has worked on the integration of mental health care into primary health care in (post-) conflict settings (e.g. Afghanistan, Burundi). HealthNet TPO stresses the importance of both operational and academic research in order to develop systems of care. It aims to develop and disseminate evidence-based models of care by gaining in-depth understanding of local resources, capacities, beliefs and needs. Accordingly, HealthNet TPO has lead and participated in multidisciplinary academic research projects and has performed research within a wide range of service-oriented programs.

HNTPO is co-leader of WP05 on improved coverage and goal attainment in mental health. HNTPO will also make technical contributions to WP04, giving its track record in the integration of mental health in primary health care. Another main task will be to supervise and support TPO Nepal in the implementation of all Emerald activities taking place in Nepal. HealthNet TPO offers expertise in the delivery and sustainable (re)construction of healthcare systems in fragile states. HNTPO and TPON are jointly responsible for their assigned responsibilities.

Dr. Mark Jordans, child psychologist by training, is head of research for HealthNet TPO, with over 10 years of experience of working in a fragile state setting. His work focuses on the development, implementation and evaluation of mental health and psychosocial care systems in complex emergencies, emphasizing the interplay between research and practice. He will be HNTPOs principal participant and contact person for this programme .

Professor Dr. Ivan Komproe, clinical psychologist and statistician, is the Director of the Department of Research and Development for HealthNet TPO. His key areas of expertise are mental health/collective trauma in fragile states, research methods and designs, analyses of multisite and complex data sets and the evaluation of interventions addressing the impact of organised violence and poverty on the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing on both individual and community level.

Among others, HealthNet TPO has conducted a multi-country cost effectiveness study of mental health interventions in complex emergencies and it has developed, pilot-tested and evaluated a multi-level care package for children to overcome the treatment gap for children with mental health problems.

  • Jordans, M.J.D., Komproe, I.H., & Tol, W.A. (2011). Mental health interventions for children in adversity: pilot-testing a research strategy for treatment selection in low-income settings. Social Science and Medicine, 73, 456-466.
  • Jordans, M.J.D., Komproe, I.H., Tol, W.A., Susanty, D., Vallipuram, A., Ntamutumba, P., Lasuba, A.C. & de Jong, J.T.V.M. (2011). Practice-driven evaluation of a multi-layered psychosocial care package for children in areas of armed conflict. Community Mental Health Journal, 47, 267-277.
  • Jordans, M.J.D., Komproe, I.H., Tol, W.A. & de Jong, J.T.V.M. (2009). Screening for psychosocial distress amongst war affected children: Cross-cultural construct validity of the CPDS. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 50, 514-523.
  • Tol, W.A., Komproe, I.H., Susanty, D., Jordans, M.J.D. & De Jong, J.T.V.M. (2008). School-based mental health intervention for political violence-affected children in Indonesia: A cluster randomised trial. JAMA, 300, 655-662.
  • Kamperman, AM, Komproe, IH & JTVM de Jong. (2007). Migrant Mental Health: A Model for Indicators of Mental Health and Health Care Consumption. Health Psychology, 26(1): 96-104.
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