Timor-Leste Recognized as Most Improved Nation in Health SDGs

Learn what steps Timor-Leste and its partners took to be rated as the most improved of 188 nations in the health-related Sustainable Development Goals index for the period 2000-2015.

Uterine Atony, an Extremely Dangerous Complication Effectively Managed Thanks to the NASG

  Joana is the kind of woman who strictly follows the advice of  health personnel, taking recommended measures to prevent health conditions and complications. Unfortunately, Joana could not prevent uterine atony, which caused her to hemorrhage shortly after giving birth on November 23  at Oecusse Referral Hospital in timor Leste. Joana is a healthy 19-year … Continue reading “Uterine Atony, an Extremely Dangerous Complication Effectively Managed Thanks to the NASG”

A tough road to build a healthy nation

In Timor Leste, where development indicators and immunization coverage are among the worst in Asia, an immunization intervention implemented by JSI is increasing the effectiveness, quality, and accessibility of immunization services.

How an organic coffee cooperative in Timor-Leste is increasing immunization coverage

  Located in the west-central part of Timor-Leste is Ermera, one of the country’s prime coffee-growing districts. In this mountainous district, many farmers are members of Cooperativa Cafe Timor, a cooperative that supports the production and sale of coffee, the country’s principal agricultural export. The cooperative also provides free primary health care services for its … Continue reading “How an organic coffee cooperative in Timor-Leste is increasing immunization coverage”

Building infrastructure while building capacity: improving the quality of health services in rural Timor-Leste

In Timor-Leste’s Ermera District, 102 out of 1,000 children die before their fifth birthday which is the highest child mortality rate of all the country’s thirteen districts.

In Timor-Leste, drivers become valued, contributing members of technical teams

The scene: a crowd gathers in a remote mountain village, one which is often unreachable by motor vehicle, but which today is visited via helicopter by medical staff from a U.S. Marine Expeditionary Force, along with local health staff. The village—a community in Hauteo sub-district, Ainaro district—is located in one of the world’s newest, smallest and most isolated countries: Timor-Leste (East Timor).