The conference (30-31 March 2021)  is co-hosted by the Timor-Leste Ministry of Health’s National Health Institute, Menzies School of Health Research, Maluk Timor and DFAT’s Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security.

One year after Timor-Leste reported its first COVID-19 cases, this conference provides unique opportunities for meaningful dialogue on upscaling health systems and protecting our communities from COVID and other infectious threats

With a theme of “Tackling Endemic Infectious Diseases in the Era of a COVID-19 Pandemic:

Progress, Challenges and the Way Forward” the conference will bring researchers, policy- and decision-makers; health professionals, clinicians, laboratory scientists, public health experts, epidemiologists and academics in infectious diseases to present and debate the recent progress, current challenges and recommendations for further strengthening of the Strategy for Prevention and Mitigating Endemic Infectious Diseases in Timor-Leste, including COVID-19.


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.