Since inception, NEPHAK has been guided by the following principles:
Community initiatives and programmes are more successful when the community members are involved in their planning and implementation. Increased participation also promotes sustainability through commitment and ownership by the community.
Formation of networks is at the core of NEPHAK’s partnership building. Strategic partnerships support communities to achieve much more than they would on their own.
NEPHAK believes that health is a basic human right and adheres to rights based approaches (RBAs) in its work and operations. Respect to human rights and non-discrimination based on status, gender, tribe or any other basis are crucial for healthy and positive living.
NEPHAK believes in honest communication, openness and transparent use of resources. Programmes and costs are planned and reviewed carefully to ensure efficient and effective use of resources and the highest return to those served. Members and staff will remain accountable in all their activities and will operate in a transparent manner.