Representing Maluk Timor at Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC) 2024

Three Maluk Timor team members, Guerson, Dulcia and Celita recently attended the Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC) held on 15 – 21 January in Colombo, Sri Lanka. This year’s conference theme was Artificial Intelligence in Health Professions Education.
The conference was a great opportunity to engage with other healthcare professionals from the Asia Pacific region on the latest advancements and innovative approaches to healthcare, including using artificial intelligence for diagnosis and treatment.
Guerson, our Deputy Program Manager – Health Professions Development Program, presented an abstract on using Google Classroom as a clinical education tool in Timor-Leste.
Dulcia, our Nurse Educator, presented an abstract on communication challenges between nursing staff and patients in Timor-Leste’s healthcare system including multilingualism and varying health literacy levels.
Celita, our Pharmacist Educator, presented an abstract on pharmacy inventory management practices among primary care providers in Dili.
As trainers and educators, Guerson, Dulcia and Celita are excited about applying what they’ve learnt from the conference to upskill Timorese health care workers.

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.