There is so much to be done and we desperately need to reduce malnutrition rates

Abertina Belo Nutrition Coordinator and the Community Health Centre, Becora On first meeting Mana* Bety, seems a shy and quiet woman, but you can feel an inner strength. Here is her story. Forty-nine years ago,  in the sleepy suku (village) of Kilikai at the base of Mount Matebian  (Baucau Municipality) , Abertina Belo entered the […]

Rheumatic Heart Disease school based prevention program

Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) is a life-threatening heart condition which results from damage to heart valves caused by one or several episodes of rheumatic fever.  Rheumatic fever can occur at any age, but usually occurs in children ages 5 to 15 years old. RHD is a preventable yet serious public health problem. School based screening […]

Becoming an expert in Rheumatic heart disease enables kids to grow old

My Name is Juliana dos Santos Sarmentu, I am a 29-year-old nurse from the city of Bacau, Timor-Leste. I studied nursing in Indonesia and then returned to live in Dili. I joined the Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) team at Maluk Timor in October 2019. I’m so glad to have the opportunity to work together with […]

The Lois and Raj story – he said she said….

Reluctant to talk about themselves, I finally found some time in their busy schedules to find out more about the Lois and Raj story and how they came to be at the helm of Maluk Timor. She Said – Lois’s Story While small in stature, Lois exudes energy, warmth and humour. She is everywhere – […]

New Emergency Room for Comoro Clinic is Dili

In October the Ministry of Health, Maluk Timor and partners held an inauguration ceremony for a new Emergency Room for Comoro Community Health Centre (CHC). The Honourable Sra. Odete Maria Belo the Timor-Leste Health Minister inaugurated the health facility. The existing Emergency Room is a very small, very busy building attached to the CHC, which […]

Tales of Dr Hip and his trusty security guard

I stumbled across Dr Hip at Maluk Timor when Maun Aga asked me to take a photo of Dr Hip collecting his rural doctor’s bag. These high-quality kits contain sturdy, essential equipment heavily subsidized by generous donors with a heart for Rural GPs. Everyone I am meeting have great stories to tell, so I asked […]