Maluk Timor is proud to be co-hosting the Annual Health Scientific Conference
30 – 31 March 2021, Dili Timor Leste:
Tackling Endemic Infectious Diseases in the Era of a Covid-19 Pandemic:
Progress, Challenges and The Way Forward.
The conference is co-hosted by the Timor-Leste Ministry of Health’s National Health Institute, Menzies School of Health Research, Maluk Timor and DFAT’s Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security.
This conference will bring researchers, policy- and decision-makers; health professionals, clinicians, laboratory scientists, public health experts, epidemiologists and academics in infectious diseases to present and debate the recent progress, current challenges and recommendations for further strengthening of the Strategy for Prevention and Mitigating Endemic Infectious Diseases in Timor-Leste, including COVID-19.
Maluk Timor Covid-19 virus Response
The Maluk Timor Team in Dili is providing front line services to help combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
In cooperation with the Ministry of Health and supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Maluk Timor team are:
Providing training in infection prevention and control
Providing Wash Basins
Providing Essential Equipment
Providing accurate information on Covid-19
We work together with Timorese people and with the support of other NGO partners, the government and donors, on programs to:
Prevent and treat some of Timor’s biggest killers
Rheumatic heart disease, childhood malnutrition, complications in pregnancy and childbirth, tuberculosis and other infectious diseases.
Address insidious, under-recognised health threats
HIV/AIDs, dental disease and gender-based violence and discrimination
Target critical health workforce gap
Train, support and empower doctors, nurses and community workers to give great quality care, and mentor our staff to be health leaders
We invest in people, strengthen systems and engage the community
We address Timor-Leste’s greatest health challenges; diseases that we have the power to prevent and treat today but still cause death and disability in a country less than an hour from Australia’s shores.
We do this in a way that is effective, equitable and sustainable by:
Investing in People
Building the capacity of Timorese professionals and support workers engaged in health care delivery through training, mentorship and clinical supervision.
Strengthening Health Systems
Creating and enhancing systems that support quality healthcare.
Engaging the Community
Fostering trust and confidence in the health services of Timor-Leste and empowering Timorese people to access quality care.
We draw upon international clinical expertise and local experience in healthcare delivery to support the Timor-Leste government to deliver quality healthcare in Timorese health facilities, by Timorese health workers.
We nurture our Timorese staff and those working in government-run health services because they are the future leaders in Timorese health and through them, we can have an enduring impact on the health system and future generations.
We support the implementation of best-practice to tackle specific health challenges and strengthen the building blocks of the broader health system to create a strong foundation for quality healthcare.
We empower communities to access their local health services, as those centres become increasingly able to deliver quality primary healthcare and respond to their health needs.
A relatively small amount of funding can go a long way in Timor-Leste.
This is demonstrated by the staggering fact that the government health funding per person in Australia (over $7,400) is well over 100 times more than Timor-Leste (around AUD$60)
The positive impact experienced by the people of Timor-Leste occurs across a spectrum of activities being driven by the Maluk Timor team.
The lives of adults, and especially children, are being saved from diseases that are entirely preventable.
Examples running across that spectrum of impact include:
The hundreds of weekly interactions between patients and the Maluk Timor staff and volunteers
Whether it be education, counselling, testing, immunisation, treatment, surgery or therapy, the team are meeting the numerous immediate health needs of adults and children across eight multifaceted programs and services that are up to the task.