We know that great quality community health care will help put an end preventable death and disease and promote lifelong wellbeing in Timor-Leste, especially for women and children.
We work together with Timorese people, empowering them to build a strong primary health care system, that can tackle Timor’s greatest health challenges in an effective and sustainable way.
We work side-by-side Timorese health care workers, in close partnership with the Timorese government, and with committed NGO partners and valued donors across critical health areas including:
School children affected by this entirely preventable disease
1. Finding, treating and preventing Rheumatic Heart Disease
2. Stopping the household spread of Tuberculosis
Our experienced team TB Timorese health care workers are supporting the MoH and NGO partners in delivering quality TB care. This includes pioneering work in expanding household contact tracing of positive cases and commencing exposed children on preventative treatment.
Of the country has latent TB
Increase in HIV cases year on year
3. Managing the HIV and AIDS epidemic
4. Building strong women for a strong nation
of women with partners aged 15-49 have experience physical or sexual violence in their relationships
Children stunded in growth and development
5. Reducing Malnutrition by catching them before they fall
We are working with government clinics to identify malnutrition before it becomes life-threatening and supporting them in education, counselling and re-feeding.
6. Dental health for the next generation
dentists for all of Timor-Leste, thats less than one for every 180,000 people
7. Training Timorese Doctors
In partnership with the Royal Australian College of Surgeons, we are delivering the only accredited training for General Practice in Timor-Leste. We hope to expand this program and involve all training doctors in the clinical programs led by Maluk Timor.
8. Training Timorese nurses and midwives
Saving lives… In Timor-Leste, countess lives are lost because of a lack of basic health care. Mothers die in childbirth, children die of diarrhoea, and adults die of treatable conditions. Nurses and midwives are the frontline in primary health care.
A skilled nurse recognises a critically ill patient, and assists the doctor in providing lifesaving care, before it’s too late. A skilled midwife recognises threats to the mother or baby before they become life threatening, and knows how to save both their lives in an emergency.
Our team works alongside Timorese nurses and midwives, building their skill and confidence, saving lives through the provision of quality frontline care.
Maluk Timor works shoulder to shoulder with Timorese clinicians to save lives and strengthen local health services.
The Maluk Timor team recognised that front-line medical care was no longer the best way we could help Timor develop a top quality health care system.
Investing in people
Strengthening health services
Engaging the community
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Maluk Timor is successful in its application in the inaugural round of Australian Aid: Friendship Grants – the Nursing Triage Program to be expanded. On 30 November 2018 the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, announced the successful...
From newsletter..... In addition to using the donations you give to meet the immediate needs of the patients right in front of us each day, we also use some of your support to train, employ and equip local Timorese people to develop long term sustainable health...