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How to donate to Maluk Timor

Credit Card Donation

The fastest and easiest way to donate.  Receipts are sent automatically.

Direct Bank Deposit (Australia)

Account Name: Maluk Timor Australia

BSB: 012 055

Account Number: 493155093

Please email us at  [email protected] with the transaction details if you would like a receipt.

How your donations improve the health of Timor Leste?

Rheumatic Heart Disease

$240 (or $20 per month) can screen 30 school children where at least one child is likely to return a positive test allowing life-saving treatment.

Malnutrition Program

$120 (or $10 per month) can screen 250 children which will usually identify around 45 children with moderate or sever malnutrition who can then be offered support and family education.

HIV Program

$50 will train two local doctors in HIV early detection.


$180 (or $15 per month) will allow 6 households to be screened by a local health worker with each new case treated to stop the disease spreading.

Nurse & Midwife Training

$600 (or $50 per month) will buy 5 pulse oximeters (and batteries) and train 5 local midwives who can work to identify patients with problems and undertake potentially life-saving steps.

Donations over $2 are tax deductible in Australia

For more information on making a Gift through your Will, 

click here to see our Bequest Brochure and Codicil Form

Our longstanding commitment and the deep expertise of our local staff has established us as a trusted partner in the region with a proven track record of effecting change.

We bring together individuals and institutions to address the severe health issues facing Timor Leste today.

Measured by both income and human development indicators, Timor-Leste is one of the world’s least developed countries. More than 40 per cent of the population lives below the poverty line of USD 88 cents a day. The vast majority of the poorer and more vulnerable communities live in the rural areas. The major health problems currently affecting Timor-Leste according to the World Health Organization are:
  • One of the highest rates of women dying from pregnancy and childbirth in Asia.
  • More than 40 per cent of children are underweight for their age especially those living in rural areas.
  • Limited access to clean water and basic sanitation contributes to the spread of infectious diseases such as diarrhoea, which can be fatal.
  • Malaria can very quickly become endemic in the districts with the highest morbidity and mortality rates reported in children. Currently the disease is laying low due to the drought.
  • Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health problem with an estimated 8,000 active TB cases nationally.
  • Infectious disease, low utilisation of skilled assistance for antenatal and poor reproductive health are the most common causes of infant mortality.
  • Sexually transmitted infections (STI) are common in sexually active age groups, mostly in Dili and Baucau districts.
  • Life expectancy is low at around 68 years.
  • Malnutrition
  • HIV management
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