Timor-Leste - Sri Lanka Twinning Arrangement for institutional Strengthening in immunization programme management in Timor- Leste

Strong immunization systems save lives. In recognition of this fact, Timor-Leste, Sri Lanka, WHO and Gavi, the vaccine alliance, signed a two-year ‘twinning’ agreement that will help strengthen immunization systems and knowledge-sharing between the two South-East Asia Region countries.

At the WHO South-East Asia Regional Committee side event, Timor-Leste Director-General of Health Services Dr Odete de Silva Viegas thanked Sri Lanka, WHO and Gavi for their support, outlining how immunization is key to Timor-Leste’s development trajectory: “When we invest in vaccines, we are investing in the future of the nation,” she said.

Timor-Leste PM gets WHO award

WHO SEARO/ S Singh

The Prime Minister of Timor-Leste Dr Rui Maria de Araújo was conferred the 2016 WHO World No Tobacco Award by Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO South-East Asia Regional Director, at a ceremony in Dili on 4 July.

“The award acknowledges Dr Araújo’s outstanding leadership and commitment towards tobacco control. Not only did the Prime Minister take full political ownership, through direct participation he affected change at all levels. He has been instrumental in promoting anti-tobacco messages and driving the message home that the future prosperity of Timor-Leste rests on the good health of all its citizens. Dr Araújo is an inspiration across his country and the Region,” Dr Khetrapal Singh said.

WCO Timor-Leste staff coming together wearing orange symbolizing a brighter future without violence

Joining hands with the SEA Region’s commitment, WCO-Timor-Leste shows its solidarity to eliminate violence against women and girls wearing Orange symbolizing a brighter future.

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Country Cooperation Strategy

The third Country Cooperation Strategy (2015–2019) is guided by the National Health Sector Strategic Plan (2011–2030); the Twelfth WHO General Programme of Work (2014–2019) and South-East Asia Region Flagship Priority Areas. It complements the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2015–2019).

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.

2016 Health SDG Profile: Timor-Leste

This profile provides an overview of the current status of achieving better health towards 13 targets under the Sustainable Development Goal #3 (SDG3): Ensure Healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. All 26 SDG 3 indicators plus other selected health-related indicators are presented where data is available.

Saude na Familia

The MoH Timor-Leste launched a book documenting the first year of the ‘Saúde na Família‘ (‘Health in the Family’) programme. The book highlights success stories from different regions of the country and gives insights into how the programme helps to tackle various health issues.

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