Help Fight Preventable Disease

Together we can build strong, sustainable health care in Timor-Leste

Join us in partnership with the Timorese government, doctors, nurses and community healthcare workers

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Donate monthly to fight preventable disease

Why Timor?

This young nation needs help building and strengthening its health care

2023 Annual Report

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We upskill healthcare professionals

We develop a highly skilled national medical workforce by training and empowering local doctors, dentists, nurses, community health care workers and health administrators.

Timor-Leste is a country that continues to rebuild following decades of conflict that all but destroyed the healthcare system.

In 1999 there were only 70 GPs in Timor-Leste and a single specialist, a surgeon, for the entire country.

We strengthen healthcare systems

We use our network of international professional expertise to help build strong, sustainable healthcare systems. 

We mentor the improvement processes as well as providing equipment and technology that enables Timor’s healthcare professionals to make the most impact.  

Now there are over 950 doctors, more than 2200 nurses and midwives, 40 specialists and more than 60 free community clinics.

We have already helped thousands

We began working in Timor Leste in 2006 as an organisation that supported primary health care at a Dili Clinic – treating over 300 patients per day.

Since the launch of the Timor-Leste national health system in 2015, we have been partnering with the Timor-Leste government and their emerging health professionals to improve the quality of health care for all Timorese people

We have trained over 185 doctors and 395 nurses & allied healthcare professionals in since 2019

Help us do even more

Even though healthcare in Timor-Leste has improved, there is still so much more to do.  

A small amount of money goes a long way with the per person health budget less than US$100 per year. 


Covers the cost of petrol for a month so a healthcare worker can provide home visits around Dili.

$58 p/month

in 12 months

Covers the cost of running a nutrition referral project in one community healthcare centre.

$650 p/month

Covers the full cost to employ a nurse who can help deliver our programs.