We focus on local capacity building, systems strengthening, training and support to provide a sustainable pathway to tackle 8 key health problems facing Timor-Leste today…
School children affected by this entirely preventable disease
1. Finding, treating and preventing Rheumatic Heart Disease
2. Stopping the household spread of Tuberculosis
Our experienced team TB Timorese health care workers are supporting the MoH and NGO partners in delivering quality TB care. This includes pioneering work in expanding household contact tracing of positive cases and commencing exposed children on preventative treatment.
Of the country has latent TB
Increase in HIV cases year on year
3. Managing the HIV and AIDS epidemic
4. Building strong women for a strong nation
of women with partners aged 15-49 have experience physical or sexual violence in their relationships
Children stunded in growth and development
5. Reducing Malnutrition by catching them before they fall
We are working with government clinics to identify malnutrition before it becomes life-threatening and supporting them in education, counselling and re-feeding.
6. Dental health for the next generation
dentists for all of Timor-Leste, thats less than one for every 180,000 people
7. Training Timorese Doctors
In partnership with the Royal Australian College of Surgeons, we are delivering the only accredited training for General Practice in Timor-Leste. We hope to expand this program and involve all training doctors in the clinical programs led by Maluk Timor.
8. Training Timorese nurses and midwives
Saving lives… In Timor-Leste, countess lives are lost because of a lack of basic health care. Mothers die in childbirth, children die of diarrhoea, and adults die of treatable conditions. Nurses and midwives are the frontline in primary health care.
A skilled nurse recognises a critically ill patient, and assists the doctor in providing lifesaving care, before it’s too late. A skilled midwife recognises threats to the mother or baby before they become life threatening, and knows how to save both their lives in an emergency.
Our team works alongside Timorese nurses and midwives, building their skill and confidence, saving lives through the provision of quality frontline care.
Maluk Timor works shoulder to shoulder with Timorese clinicians to save lives and strengthen local health services.
The Maluk Timor team recognised that front-line medical care was no longer the best way we could help Timor develop a top quality health care system.
Investing in people
Strengthening health services
Engaging the community
Latest news from the ground in Timor-Leste
Read our CEO’s message addressing the recent improvements in Maluk Timor’s work and how we can strive to do even better.
Get to know one of our major donors, Margaret James and her family in this blog post.
Read more on Jo’s heartfelt blog entry about her experience working with Maluk Timor in helping the Timorese by sharing her expertise.