Country Office for Timor-Leste

World Health Day Consultation calls for coordinated response to Dengue and Malaria in Timor-Leste

The threat to public health posed by ‘Vector Borne Diseases’ was the focus of discussion during a large intersectoral collaboration meeting held in Dili Convention Centre on April 8th, 2014. The event was organized by Ministry of Health to coincide with World Health Day, whose theme this year is Vector Borne Diseases. ‘Small bite, big threat’ is the campaign slogan. In Timor-Leste, the most common diseases transmitted to people by vectors (insects such as mosquitos, ticks, and sandflies) include malaria, dengue, and lymphatic filariasis. The meeting was held in order to strengthen intersectoral collaboration in response to Vector Borne Disease (VBD) prevention and control.

The Changing Face of Leprosy in Timor-Leste

Although leprosy was declared eliminated as a public health problem in Timor-Leste in 2010, a heavy burden of the disease remains in districts Oecusse, Dili and Baucau. On January 31st, 2014, senior representatives from the Ministry of Health, the Leprosy Mission Timor-Leste, and WHO, travelled to Oecusse to commemorate World Leprosy Day and meet with recovered leprosy patients to learn more about their experiences of this disease.

New SEARO Regional Director appointed

The World Health Organization Executive Board, currently holding its 134th session in Geneva, Switzerland, has appointed Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh as the new WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia. She will take up her new post on 1 February 2014, succeeding Dr Samlee Plianbangchang who has served as SEARO Regional Director for the past 10 years.

The threat to public health posed by ‘Vector Borne Diseases’ was the focus of discussion during a large intersectoral collaboration meeting held in Dili Convention Centre on April 8th, 2014. The event was organized by Ministry of Health to coincide with World Health Day. ‘Small bite, big threat’ is the slogan for this year’s World Health Organization campaign on Vector Borne Disease prevention and control.

Country Cooperation Strategy

The first WHO Country Cooperation Strategy document of Timor-Leste was published in 2004 and during the last three biennia the WHO has developed its Work Plans according to the priorities identified in the first CCS

Strategic Development Plan

All Timorese should be proud not only of achieving our independence but also of the advancements we have made as a nation in such a short period. Unfortunately, it is common for countries emerging from conflict and fragility to take decades to achieve stability and sustained progress.

Contact

WHO Timor-Leste Office
United Nations House
Caicoli street, Dili, Timor-Leste

E-mail: aowr@searo.who.int
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