Sitting down with Dr Jeremy

Last month, Maluk Timor was lucky to have a visit from some of the Australian Board and some volunteers to our office in Dili.  Dr Jeremy Beckett, the previous CEO and current Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee for Maluk Timor, was part of this group. We had a chance to sit down to talk […]

Nurse Educator – You are so young – what can we learn from you?

One of the most rewarding things we can do in the health sector in Timor Leste – is to strengthen it. We all know that a stronger health system means a healthier country. Upskilling doctors and nurses is making real and permanent change. Meet Guerson, a nurse educator working with our Nursing Training/COVID Programme. Guerson […]

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 […]

Hypertension & diabetes needs understanding and treating

Maluk Timor is proud to have worked collaboratively with local healthcare workers (PSF, Nurses, and Doctors) from Atauro to conduct a two-day Hypertension and Diabetes Mellitus screening event for a community of 318 people. Hypertension and Diabetes Mellitus contribute to mortality in Timor-Leste, with high rates in both urban areas and rural areas like suco […]

Maluk Timor Nursing team continues to kick goals with Triage

Last week the Maluk Timor Nursing team were supporting Ministry of Health nurses to triage patients at outpatients of Becora Community Health Centre (CHC).  It was a very busy day – in total 111 adults and 89 children were seen in triage. As part of triage all the children are screened for malnutrition. That day […]

A story of hope and capacity building done right

Nursing Triage: In February 2018, a young child died whilst waiting to see a doctor in one of Dili’s Community Health Centres (CHCs) – a death that may never have happened if his illness was recognised and treated earlier. Maluk Timor’s government partners at Dili District Health took decisive action, asking us to help them […]

Midwifery team building collaborative connections

RELATIONSHIP BUILDING The Maluk Timor midwifery team has been focused on building a relationship with the midwives at one of the busiest maternity Units in Dili. The midwifery team attend the clinic 2.5 days a week and provide clinical support. The team have celebrated International Midwifery day with the midwives and were recently invited to […]

Nursing Triage systems save lives

We want the Timorese community to value and respect their local health centres. That respect will be based on more than the quality of the care provided but also upon the patient’s experience of how they were treated. There’s an old expression that captures this well: “A person may forget what you told them, but […]

The value of good nursing care in TL

Any of us who have ever been sick or hospitalised know the value of a great nurse. Doctors breeze in and out but it is the nurses who so often make the difference. We know that the quality of the patient experience matters almost as much as the clinical care: the health system in Timor-Leste […]

Australian Aid Friendship Grant awarded to Maluk

Maluk Timor is successful in its application in the inaugural round of Australian Aid: Friendship Grants – the Nursing Triage Program to be expanded. On 30 November 2018 the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, announced the successful applicants for the inaugural round of Australian Aid: Friendship Grants. The grants fund the […]

Triage Triumph – Go the NURSES

Triage Triumph Most of us take it for granted that when we arrive at an Emergency Department we will be interviewed by a nurse who makes an assessment of how urgent our condition might be. This is known as triage: determining which patients need to be seen in what order. The government health centres in […]