Our Approach

Health Works develops evidence-based interventions to strengthen the health of populations in distress. Our aim is to improve their overall health situation. However, the health of a population is more than the sum of its parts, while it is evident that individuals cannot heal in a sick society.

‘Health’ is defined by different factors and therefore our activities are undertaken from various sides. The approach can be summarized as follows:

  • Structural rehabilitation of health systems in conflict affected areas worldwide. What this means differ per country: we sometimes educate doctors, or write government policy, or actually provide health services, or focus on a specific problem such as malaria.
  • Working together with local populations and stakeholders. Because in the end, people have to take care of their own health.
  • A scientific knowledge base is essential to back up our activities and feed our experience which results in higher and sustained impact.