The latest news from Maluk Timor

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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...

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 front of us each day, we also use some of your support to train, employ and equip local Timorese people to develop long term sustainable health...

A challenging comparison

Following on from the newsletter... In a recent report published by laser eye survey company Focus Clinic (see reference below), Timor-Leste appeared at the bottom of all countries in the world when it comes to public health spending. Recently we also discovered a...

Stories from the frontline

Here are two short stories, inspired by our clients and told by our local team members. The first one is about our rheumatic heart disease (RHD) program, from a local team member in a place called Aleiu: We had a boy in the village who was very sick. But his parents...

True spirit of volunteerism

A volunteer is someone who is compassionate, kind, idealistic and more than anything, selfless – someone who puts the needs of others before one's own, someone who would not think twice about sharing what they have. The WA CWA (Country Woman Association) working party...

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 month previously. She had 2 young children, 5 months and 2 years, at home. Young children are at high risk of developing TB, and if they are a contact of a...

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. Twelve months on we find that we've flourished, growing into 9 programs with 50 staff. It's been quite a ride, and we're so glad you've stayed with us. We now have...

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...

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 out, devastating their immune system and leaving them vulnerable to diseases of every kind. People living with HIV endured terrible stigma, even...

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.

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.

Partnership with Klibur Domins

Last August 28, we had the wonderful opportunity to celebrate Klibur Domins achievements as they hosted Former Prime Minister and health minister, Dr. Rui Maria de Araujo. Great progress in Tuberculosis, Mental Health, Dental and Rehabilitation has been made, thanks...

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.

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.

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. What started out as four enthusiastic players (Tessa, Ben, Henry and Andy) has grown so much bigger. With over 70 authors and more...

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.