Health Sector Strategic Plan Support Project
Improving the health of mothers and children in Timor-Leste requires a strong, functioning and equitable health system. Together with the Timor-Leste Ministry of Health, the World Bank and the European Union, Australia has been working to strengthen the health system in Timor-Leste. Australian assistance has been improving health services, access to essential medical equipment and drugs, health facilities and staff performance. To build on this effort, a new phase of assistance is under development. The new program will help the Government of Timor-Leste improve its resourcing and targeting of health services in districts and sub-districts.
Results to date
- Helped District Health Service teams deliver health services in conjunction with non-government organisations.
- Provided mobile monthly clinics to 442 villages – services included antenatal care, family planning, immunisation and general treatment of 305,818 participants, 93% of whom were children and pregnant women.
- Supported the training of 54 midwives to Diploma Three level, making them the most qualified in the country.
- Provided 57 scholarships (in Indonesia) across a range of medical specialities and areas of health study (health promotion, environmental health, epidemiology, public administration, health policy and planning and inspection).
- Restored the Central Medical Stores warehouse and improved distribution to ensure reliable and equitable access to drugs.
- Restored health infrastructure, transport services and Information and Communications Technology, including renovation of three health posts, installation of solar panels in 39 health posts, and restoration of transport services for outreach services.
The following documents describe in more detail the Health Sector Strategic Plan Support Project initiative*. Documents are uploaded as the initiative progresses. Documents are uploaded as the initiative progresses.
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*The Australian aid program is committed to publishing documents and data concerning Australia’s official development assistance in a way that is comprehensive, accessible and current. Our practice is to publish documents once finalised and where appropriate after the partner government and any other partners directly involved in the delivery of the initiative have been consulted. Not all material published on this site is created by the Australian aid program and therefore not all documents reflect our views. In limited circumstances some information may be withheld for reasons including privacy and commercial sensitivity.
Last reviewed: 1 November, 2013