Annelies van der Vorm
Founder and board member
A sustainable ecologically minded entrepreneur and supporter of nonprofit organisations in the social and health care sectors, she is a founder and member of the board of the Anan Clinica Foundation.
Having lived for 23 years in Southern Africa and worked for 14 years as fundraiser for an NGO with projects in Africa I feel very connected to the causes of Anan Clinica.
My aim is to contribute to steer Anan Clinica towards a sustainable future.
A doctor who enjoyed her time in Mozambique while working on a Malaria project with Feleciano and the activistas. With help from generous donations, she was able to distribute 1000 ‘mosquiteiras’ (mosquito nets) to the people in- and around Nanatha during the rainy season. By recruiting new volunteers and helping volunteers with their projects, she tries to empower the local community and enhance the quality of life in the village even more.
Our project leader on location is a local Mozambican with in-depth knowledge of the community. Originally from the village of Malema, he is married and has two children. His broad knowledge of the languages he speaks (Portuguese, Makua and English) and his organisational skills are essential to the success of the projects. He is a huge help for our volunteers in communicating with the community in Nanatha, and is an amazing source of information for us on community matters. His dream is to become a teacher.
Medical anthropologist and applied psychologist with expertise in global health and development. For her master’s thesis, she conducted research on sexual health together with young people in Nanatha. In 2019 she defended her PhD dissertation at the University of Oslo’s Faculty of Medicine. This research focused on the implementation of an NGO project aimed at reducing teenage pregnancies in Malawi.
Jacob van Rijsbergen
A medical student and most recent member of the Anan Clinica board.
After his medical internship with Anan Clinica in 2019 he immediately joined the organisation to remain involved with the projects and the people of Nanatha.
During his stay in Mozambique, his projects were mainly focussed on infectious disease and clean drinking water.
As a fresh board member he is looking forward to contribute to the organisation and guidance of volunteers.
An international business student, she was the first non-medical trainee at Anan Clinica. She set up a project focusing on financial and economic concepts in order to teach the local people the basics of money, saving and investing. As a member of the board, she helps find and train students who would like to continue these types of projects.
A doctor who went to Nanatha for a hygiene project. She was amazed by how much you can do for the community in a short time together with the local people and with Feleciano. Because of the gratefulness of the community and the wonderful time she spent in Nanatha she wanted to stay in contact with the new volunteers and improve the current situation over there.
A real nerd about all aspects when it comes to water- treatment and availability of this magic resource. As a graduate of Wageningen University and Research, he conducted fieldwork in the large irrigation system of Chókwè in Southern Mozambique, were he obtained Portuguese language skills. His involvement within AnanClinica focuses on clean drinking water, irrigation and food production for the community.
Jan Kleinjan is a doctor specializing in internal medicine. In 2015, he conducted a project in Nanatha focussed on raising awareness for hygiene and malnutrition. He has been a board member since 2017, supervising projects of medical volunteers. He is excited about the continuing progress in Nanatha through active participation of the Activistas from the community.