Training Timor’s future medical leaders

Current family medical practitioners in training

Timor-Leste remains in the grip of diseases of poverty such as tuberculosis, rheumatic heart disease and malnutrition. Since 2002, the number of doctors has increased from just 26 up to almost 1000. But this surge of Cuban-trained graduates has created a huge need for further training and clinical supervision. Additionally, the resourcing and health systems […]

Stories from the frontline

Here are two short stories, inspired by our clients and told by our local team members. The first one is about our rheumatic heart disease (RHD) program, from a local team member in a place called Aleiu: We had a boy in the village who was very sick. But his parents were doing the traditional […]

True spirit of volunteerism

A volunteer is someone who is compassionate, kind, idealistic and more than anything, selfless – someone who puts the needs of others before one’s own, someone who would not think twice about sharing what they have. The WA CWA (Country Woman Association) working party has hit Timor Leste in full force. These 50 – 83 […]