The Humanitarian Neuropsych Project (HNP) is a charity student organisation campaigning, performing, fundraising and spreading awareness for neurological and neuropsychological diseases in countries with emerging health care. Our approach is on single case work and our aim is to create access to the best primary treatment, regarding both psychological and physical domains. We aspire to assist patients and their families in relieving the stress and the financial burden that arises from the manifestation of neurological diseases and the lack of healthcare access. We team up with the individuals and the local community as we do together with student Jabar affected by multiple sclerosis, his family and the local organisations in Morocco.
Our primairy focus is the wellbeing and the health of individuals with neuropsychological disorders, as well as their empowerment to reach their full potential.
What the challenge is: In the Netherlands, every citizen has access to universal healthcare, meaning that we have a healthcare system maintaining or improving our health via prevention, diagnosis and treatment. This includes dentistry, nursing, medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy and psychological care. However, what we take for granted is not a given fact for everyone and this strongly differs regarding the country you live in.
The Humanitarian Neuropsych Project provides psychology and medical students the opportunity to apply their academic knowledge and training in the context of a non-profit organisation. This enables the students to gather real-life and hands-on experience of managing the care of individuals affected by neuropsychological disorders.