Lessons from a misspent youth

I didn’t know it at the time, but it turns out I’ve been preparing for my life in Timor-Leste since I was a young boy. I chose two particularly frustrating pursuits as my childhood hobbies and it’s finally paying off. One of those was fishing. I was mad about fishing:...

Nurse and midwife training

The Nurse & Midwife Training program is the next furthest progressed, under the leadership of Australian RN, Lauren Crase. This program has been taking shape in recent weeks, in close partnership with St John of God Health, laying the groundwork for the training of...

The tuberculosis program

The Tuberculosis program is still in development, but will be ready to launch in February 2018. Our organisation has a terrific history in the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis, the world’s number one infectious killer (and Timor-Leste sits number 1 in Asia,...

HIV Program

The HIV program is also still in a development phase. Led by our HIV Doctor, Dr Tony Elias, we’ve been working closely with the Ministry of Health and National HIV Program to plan the development of a new HIV centre. Our history in HIV care is very strong, and our...

The malnutrition program

The Malnutrition program is also taking shape. We recognise the enormous need – Timor Leste has the worst malnutrition outside of Africa – and we know we have a proven track record in delivering quality malnutrition care. Approximately one in four children with severe...