Afro-Dutch or Black-Dutch are residents of the Netherlands who are of black African ancestry. The majority of Afro-Dutch in the continental Netherlands hail from former and present Dutch overseas territories Suriname and the former Netherlands Antilles; now Curaçao, Aruba, Bonaire, Sint Maarten, Sint Eustatius and Saba. Of the approximately 500.000 Afro-Dutch people, about 300.000 people or 60%, are from these territories. There is also sizable Cape Verdean and other African communities of more recent immigrants. The majority of Afro-Dutch people migrated to the Netherlands from the 1970s onwards


In The Netherlands, AHO will do the following programmes:

  1. Set up offices in major cities with large number of Africans
  2. Work with Dutch government to provide health and social care to Africans
  3. Work in partnership with others to deliver projects in The Netherlands
  4. Look for partnership in The Netherlands to deliver projects in Africa
  5. To recruit skilled health workforce in The Netherlands
  6. To set up health exchange programmes between The Netherlands and Africa
  7. Create fundraising programmes to raise funds in The Netherlands for projects in Africa

If you are interested in participating in any of these programmes, please contact us on