What we do

Maluk Timor works in partnership with the Ministry of Health, the Timorese people, DFAT and other NGOs to prevent and treat some of Timor’s biggest killers, address hidden health threats and target critical health workforce gaps.

We use education and expertise to strengthen and support Timor-Leste’s health system.

Our primary focus is helping:



Community Health Workers

to become Timor-Leste’s health leaders of tomorrow. 

We do this through the following nine programs:

Medical Training

We have graduated a number of doctors through Family Medicine Training Program which is a recognised Postgraduate Diploma in Family Medicine. 


The ASTEROID project is a digital training outreach program aiming to improve the recognition, treatment, notification and prevention of infectious diseases in Timor-Leste.

Women's Health & Social Care

We are working to champion empowerment and improved health of Timorese women and girls, especially those in rural Timor-Leste.​


Supporting nutrition services and education in a country where two in three children are undernourished.

Nurse Training & Covid-19

Training nurses inc;luding extensive and ongoing Covid-19 education.

Oral Health

Educating children on the importance of oral health and the improving skills, capacity and confidence of oral health workers.

Rheumatic Heart Disease

We work to support screening and treatment of rheumatic heart disease in children.


The Maluk Timor HIV Team supports the Ministry of Health to run a high-quality HIV care program.

TB (Tuberculosis)

Helping with contact tracing, upskilling health workers, and counselling and education.

Help us strengthen and support

Healthcare in Timor-Leste has vastly improved since independence, but there is still much more to do in this young nation.

A small amount of money goes a very long way with the per person health budget less than US$100 per year. 


Covers the cost of petrol for a month so a healthcare worker can provide home visits around Dili.

$58 per month

Over 12 months covers the full cost of running a nutrition referral project in one community healthcare centre.

$650 per month

Covers the full cost to employ a local Timorese nurse who can help deliver our programs.