Good-bye & Hello to our Board Chair’s


In December we said goodbye to our very capable, philanthropic, energetic and much loved Chairman of the board Ross Taylor.

Ross’s rock-solid leadership kept us centred and calm through a number of challenges, that many of you have shared with us on this journey, and that have forged us into the Maluk Timor family.

And today we can say that Maluk Timor is a shining light of an enterprise in Timor-Leste working in partnership in many areas of health to empower the Timorese to build a strong primary health care system that is increasingly able to tackle the treatable diseases they face.

We have all greatly appreciated the stability and wise leadership Ross provided.

We all thank him and wish him well in your future endeavours.


Building on the strong platform that Ross left, Julie Hamblin has joined our board as the chair.

When Julie contacted us expressing her possible interest in the role and we read of her experience in international development in more than 20 countries in Asia, the Pacific, Africa and Central and Eastern Europe, her deep knowledge of the health, disability and medical research sectors and that her specialist legal practice had focused on health law and governance, clinical risk and health policy we realized that we had indeed found the ideal person to lead us Maluk Timor as it grows and develops and takes on more challenges and opportunities.

As Ross said – Julie knows what ‘good’ looks like in the Charity Space.

Julie on her trip to Dili with Chris in December

All of Maluk Timor, its supporters, partners and stakeholders are excited about Julie taking on this role of Board Chair of Maluk Timor Australia and we are very grateful to her for being interested in, and believing in us enough to take us on and lead our collective efforts to make a significant and long lasting impact on the health and well being of the people of Timor-Leste.”

Link to Julies BIO


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.