Gaining Control of the Tuberculosis Epidemic

Tuberculosis is the number 1 killer in Timor-Leste, and there are so many barriers to be overcome in gaining control of this epidemic.

Maluk Timor is working to increase the understanding, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Tuberculosis across Timor Leste.

Our program, only 6 months old, has staff in 4 different areas: case finding, clinical supervision, program review and developing local staff.

Plus a new field research project under development.

So much to do.

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.