Apr 30, 2015

Medical and Health Programme in Timor Leste

The community gathered in 2007 to discuss building a clinic in Mauboke, Vatunau. This need was addressed first by setting up a temporary one-room clinic with one regular health worker (nurse) and Community Health Education volunteers. The clinic opened three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Twice a month, the mothers would take their children to the clinic for health checks and learn how to prepare nutritious food for their children. At the end of 2007, construction of the clinic began with the support of Pasir Panjang Hill Brethren Church (Singapore). All the work was done by members of the community, both men and women.

The clinic itself was divided into two parts — a community clinic and a community hall for activities and events. At the end of 2008, the clinic was completed and ready for operations.

When it was handed over to the government two years later, it became the first community clinic in Timor Leste.

In 2015, the clinic treated 3,429 patients.

Empowering (TL), Holistic (TL), Innovative (TL), Medical & Dental Missions, Sustainable (TL), Timor Leste