The latest news from Maluk Timor

All the latest news direct from Maluk can be found below. But we also recommend you check out the personal blog of our Medical Director Dr Jeremy
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Dr Clare Nourse has been awarded and AM !

Dr Clare Nourse has been awarded and AM !

Congratulations to Paediatric Infection Specialist Dr Clare Nourse who has been appointed as a Member (AM) of the Order of...
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Midwifery team building collaborative connections

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...
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Nursing Triage systems save lives

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...
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The value of good nursing care in TL

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...
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Making HIV patients feel safe and valued: Beatriz’s story

Making HIV patients feel safe and valued: Beatriz’s story

The first time Beatriz* started taking treatment for HIV was around a year ago. She stopped taking it after just...
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Improving maternal HIV screening

Improving maternal HIV screening

Procession of the pink plastic table to its new home in the antenatal clinic. You might think that this is...
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A Maluk approach to starting a HIV program

A Maluk approach to starting a HIV program

The team: Madalena, Nina, Eleanor, Dircia, Alfredo, Ano and Odilia. Sitting on the floor of Office World surrounded by stationery,...
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The Illawarra rocks for Timor-Leste

The Illawarra rocks for Timor-Leste

This weekend Joe and Maura Cato held their 4th annual fundraiser on behalf of Maluk Timor! The Illawarra locals have...
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Heavy rain doesn’t dampen spirits at the HIV clinic

Heavy rain doesn’t dampen spirits at the HIV clinic

Our HIV clinic was flooded last week. One learns to expect rain in the rainy season, but the downpour on...
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Dr Ella brings healthcare to rural Timor-Leste outpost

Dr Ella brings healthcare to rural Timor-Leste outpost

Dr Anferida Monteiro Fernandes, or “Dr Ella” as she is known, works in a remote health post in the subdistrict...
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Music Festival Berry April 6 (12- 4pm)

Music Festival Berry April 6 (12- 4pm)

FOXFEST FUNDRAISER RETURNS TO BERRY  Berry will again host a special concert in aid of East Timor on Saturday April...
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From country Victoria to Timor-Leste: doctors share their story

From country Victoria to Timor-Leste: doctors share their story

In 2018, Drs Lindsay and Dianne Sherriff farewelled their home and country practice of 25 years in Kerang, Victoria and...
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Training Timor’s future medical leaders

Training Timor’s future medical leaders

Timor-Leste remains in the grip of diseases of poverty such as tuberculosis, rheumatic heart disease and malnutrition. Since 2002, the...
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Farewell to Christine Carberry – founding board member

Farewell to Christine Carberry – founding board member

Dear friends and family of Christine, This message is on behalf of everyone involved with the NGO Maluk Timor based...
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Australian dentists support local technicians

Australian dentists support local technicians

Much joy comes from volunteering............ read more
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Australian Aid Friendship Grant awarded to Maluk

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...
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Diverse challenges require diverse programs

Diverse challenges require diverse programs

From newsletter..... In addition to using the donations you give to meet the immediate needs of the patients right in...
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A challenging comparison

A challenging comparison

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Stories from the frontline

Stories from the frontline

Here are two short stories, inspired by our clients and told by our local team members. The first one is...
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True spirit of volunteerism

True spirit of volunteerism

A volunteer is someone who is compassionate, kind, idealistic and more than anything, selfless – someone who puts the needs...
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A young family saved from TB

A young family saved from TB

"A 23 year old female was admitted to Klibur Domin with infectious TB, she had been started on treatment a...
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Staffing Growth to meet the need

Staffing Growth to meet the need

One year ago, Maluk Timor launched with 2 ½ programs and 17 staff, low on resources but with high hopes....
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Triage Triumph – Go the NURSES

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...
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Respect and hope – the HIV story

Respect and hope – the HIV story

In the 1980’s HIV/AIDS was considered a death sentence. It was an horrific epidemic that destroyed people from the inside...
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The Reality of TB in TL

The Reality of TB in TL

This is what we don't see - the daily battles of the people of Timor-Leste with Tuberculosis, and the risk of relapse haunting them everyday.
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Oral Health in Timor-Leste

Oral Health in Timor-Leste

Updates on the oral health in Timor-Leste, and an initiative by Maluk Timor to hold the first ever TL Dental Health Symposium.
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Partnership with Klibur Domins

Partnership with Klibur Domins

Last August 28, we had the wonderful opportunity to celebrate Klibur Domins achievements as they hosted Former Prime Minister and...
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Closing of 2017/2018 financial year

Closing of 2017/2018 financial year

Here's an update on the previous financial year, 2017/2018. We appreciate and are all very grateful for your donations. Thank you.
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An easier way to donate is here!

An easier way to donate is here!

There are a few changes on our donation methods which helps both of us in the long-run. Read them here and we thank you for your continuous help.
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Welcoming 2018 with Maluk Timor

Welcoming 2018 with Maluk Timor

We welcome 2018 by sharing with you some of the recent activities Maluk Timor has done. Continue supporting us so we can continue our service to the Timorese.
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Support Maluk Timor in helping Timor-Leste

Support Maluk Timor in helping Timor-Leste

Help the Timorese people by helping Maluk Timor and their programs to improve general health and target diseases spreading in Timor-Leste.
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Voluntary Board member Dr Josh presenting – BE INSPIRED

Voluntary Board member Dr Josh presenting – BE INSPIRED

Dr Josh presenting at DFTB conference.............. Don’t Forget The Bubbles was conceived as a way of sharing our collective knowledge....
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A message from Dr. Chris Fenton

Read our CEO's message addressing the recent improvements in Maluk Timor's work and how we can strive to do even better.
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6 years with donor Margaret and family

6 years with donor Margaret and family

Get to know one of our major donors, Margaret James and her family in this blog post.
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Stories from Jo, accounting mentor

Stories from Jo, accounting mentor

Read more on Jo's heartfelt blog entry about her experience working with Maluk Timor in helping the Timorese by sharing her expertise.
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Stepping up: Dircia – HIV Team Leader

Stepping up: Dircia – HIV Team Leader

Meet Dircia, who, through the efforts of Maluk Timor, was inspired to step up and lead the HIV Team in providing high quality health care.
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Remember Joan, this amazing 93-year-old?

Remember Joan, this amazing 93-year-old?

She funded the building of our training room. Forward thinking, generous and investing in young people, an example to us all.
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Wild Timor Coffee in Melbourne – Giving Back

Wild Timor Coffee in Melbourne – Giving Back

These newly equipped Doctors bags will go out into the districts via the new GP’s returning to their rural health posts.
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We Up-Skill Rural Health Care Workers

We Up-Skill Rural Health Care Workers

We recognise and respond to women in high-risk situations and try to get them to a safe location for delivery.
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Our commitment to stamp out TB is at it’s strongest

Our commitment to stamp out TB is at it’s strongest

Just one example of staff going into the back of beyond in the district of Maliana chasing out cases of Tuberculosis.
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Job Opening for Medical Engineer Without Borders

Job Opening for Medical Engineer Without Borders

There is a huge unmet need in the maintenance of medical equipment, we would love to get involved but we need a champion.
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Our goal: 95% vaccination for 0-5 year olds

Our goal: 95% vaccination for 0-5 year olds

Maluk Timor and the Ministry of Health are targeting measles, rubella & polio. Our goal: 95% vaccination coverage for 0-5yo.
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Celebrating Our Brand New Triage Program

Celebrating Our Brand New Triage Program

The Vera Cruz triage program ensures assessment is not delayed, malnutrition is not missed and Tuberculosis patients are isolated.
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Commitment is no problem for our Dental Nurse Team

Commitment is no problem for our Dental Nurse Team

Broken car? No problems. Luis, Efi and our new Volunteering dental nurse hit their third school in Tibar.
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Gaining Control of the Tuberculosis Epidemic

Gaining Control of the Tuberculosis Epidemic

Tuberculosis is the #1 killer in Timor-Leste and we're working toward understanding, prevention, diagnosis and treatment
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Sadly, TL is vulnerable to an HIV epidemic

Sadly, TL is vulnerable to an HIV epidemic

Our goal is to train up the local team and building on their knowledge and skill to provide a high quality, holistic service.
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Still Missing Mana Lucia’s Vibrant Face at Maluk

Still Missing Mana Lucia’s Vibrant Face at Maluk

Such a wonderful experience. We look forward to her return and sharing all she has learnt.
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Dr Inda is a glimpse into the future in Dentistry

Dr Inda is a glimpse into the future in Dentistry

Young adults rise up to help lead their people- changing the culture of adult peer education. "It’s a sign of things to come."
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Timorese doctors learn more on disability

Timorese doctors learn more on disability

Timorese doctors have join Kilbur Domin in further understanding of disability and how it affects residents of Timor.
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Celebrate Women’s Week – HIV talks and more

Celebrate Women’s Week – HIV talks and more

More than 50 women come together to celebrate women's week and discuss topics like HIV and more.
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Learning HIV and reproductive health

Learning HIV and reproductive health

58 Timorese women head to Suco Beloi to understand more about HIV and reproductive health issues.
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Maluk Timor sponsors dental screening

Maluk Timor sponsors dental screening

Maluk Timor and Shane Fryer go hand in hand in improving the dental health in schools in Timor Leste.
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Malnutrition screening underway

Malnutrition screening underway

Malnutrition screening in children already underway with MOH partner Vera Cruz Community Health Center.
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Help us help the Timorese – donate today

Help us help the Timorese – donate today

Help us help the Timorese people by donating to our cause. Donate today so we can increase our programs for the Timorese.
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Triage training is underway at Vera Cruz Clinic

Triage training is underway at Vera Cruz Clinic

More training at Vera Cruz Clinic is underway as doctors, nurses are brought in to help the people of Timor Leste.
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Timor Leste: healing hearts and minds

Timor Leste: healing hearts and minds

More efforts are being poured in healing Timor Leste's most crippling disease: rheumatic heart disease.
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Joining forces: Maluk Timor and Klibur Domin

Joining forces: Maluk Timor and Klibur Domin

Maluk Timor dental nurses and Klibur Domin dental nurses join together to give out dental education in Escola Basica Tulau Tibar.
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Going online: training Australian subcommittee via Skype

Going online: training Australian subcommittee via Skype

Improvements are here as we embrace technological advancements and start training with our Australian subcommittee via Skype.
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A new face in Denistry – multi-culturally trained.

A new face in Denistry – multi-culturally trained.

Dr. Inda is a dental professional trained in the Philippines, mentored by Aussie dentists, now helping other Timorese dentists to be better.
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Never forget: Australia owes Timor Leste

Never forget: Australia owes Timor Leste

Things may change but history doesn't. We should never forget how the suffering of the Timorese people benefited the Australians.
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TIP: Surround yourself with great people

TIP: Surround yourself with great people

Surround yourself with great people no matter what the circumstances is leads you to a life of fulfillment and happiness.
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Fighting RHD: 5 cardiologists: 700 students

Fighting RHD: 5 cardiologists: 700 students

On Monday we found ourselves set up for screening at the school in Cailaco with 4 echocardiography machines and 5...
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Up to 10,000 kids with RHD in Timor Leste

Up to 10,000 kids with RHD in Timor Leste

ABC NEWS - Studies have shown that up to 10,000 kids have rheumatic heart disease in Timor Leste, urging professionals to take action.
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Aussie school kids, raise money and visit Timor Leste

Aussie school kids, raise money and visit Timor Leste

Australian school kids who have raised US$5,000 for HIV efforts visit Timor Leste in partnership with Maluk Timor.
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Meant for East Timor: lessons from my youth

Meant for East Timor: lessons from my youth

Apparently, my whole life I've been preparing for life in Timor Leste. Who knew my interest in fishing would lead me here?
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Training materials for Vera Cruz have arrived

Training materials for Vera Cruz have arrived

The Nursing & Midwifery program of Maluk Timor prepares for its first training day in Timor Leste.
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95 yr old Joan sponsors building of training room

95 yr old Joan sponsors building of training room

95-yr old Joan has made donations towards Maluk Timor that will go to the building of the new training room.
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Maluk Timor and ETHF – together against RHD

Maluk Timor and ETHF – together against RHD

Maluk Timor and the East Timor Hearts Fund are continuously working together to develop the Rheumatic Heart Disease program.
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Training Room improved, thanks to RACS

Training Room improved, thanks to RACS

Maluk Timor partnered with the Royal Australian College of Surgeons to improve the training room.
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Screening shows: 3% of Timorese kids have RHD

Screening shows: 3% of Timorese kids have RHD

Screening for Rheumati Heart Disease shows that 3% of Timorese kids are affected. Efforts have been made to increase awareness.
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ETHF partnership – Rheumatic Heart Disease program

ETHF partnership – Rheumatic Heart Disease program

The Rheumatic Heart Disease program partnered with East Timor Hearts Fund kicks off smoothly under new leadership.
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Women’s Health and Social Care Program

Women’s Health and Social Care Program

A total of 6 communities are now under the women's health and social care program, sponsored by HART.
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Dr. Bethany Nelson leads training for doctors

Dr. Bethany Nelson leads training for doctors

Dr. Bethany Nelson leads the training for doctors in Timor Leste to provide better care and assistance to those in need.
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Lauren Crase, RN leads nurse and midwife training

Lauren Crase, RN leads nurse and midwife training

Australian RN Lauren Crase leads the nurse and midwife training for health workers in the region.
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Tuberculosis program to be launched in February 2018

Tuberculosis program to be launched in February 2018

Maluk Timor is ready to launch the Tuberculosis program in February of 2018.
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HIV program still in development phase

HIV program still in development phase

Maluk Timor continues to develop an HIV program for Timor Leste residents to increase awareness and minimize infection.
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Maluk Timor gives seminar on malnutrition

Maluk Timor gives seminar on malnutrition

Maluk Timor gives out a malnutrition seminar that teaches mothers about the symptoms and consequences of malnutrition.
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