Stepping up: Dircia – HIV Team Leader

I never thought I could take on a big responsibility like HIV team leader but I got inspired last year about the vision of Maluk Timor and inspired to step up and lead this team.

In Timor there are only 7 ADT centers (the clinic that deliver the HIV medicine and look after the patients) and only two of these are in Dili. We want to provide expert Clinical service to our people in partnership with the government as this is an overload of patients at the current clinics. There is a lack of confidential and non judgmental service for them which causes a barrier to their care.

The want and deserve a high quality of care, my people deserve the sme care as in other countries. I want to help make that happen.

Favorite Quote:  A small body of determined spirit fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history…(Mahatma Gandhi)

The HIV Clinic at Vera Cruz is about to get a much needed make over

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.