World Food Day celebration reaffirms high level commmitment to tackle food security and malnutrition in Timor Leste
On October 16th 2013, WHO joined the President of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, H.E. Taur Matan Ruak and senior political representatives in the celebration of ‘World Food Day’ in Mercado Lama Convention Centre, Dili. Under the theme ‘Healthy People Depend on a Healthy Food System,’ the event brought together individuals from grassroots community groups, Government Ministries, international organizations, UN agencies and development partners to show case their work and reaffirm their commitment towards improving nutrition and food security throughout the country.
In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, dozens of men, women and children gathered in the village of Vatuvou, Liquica district on August 5th. The ALOLA foundation invited government partners, donors, and World Health Organization (WHO) representatives to join community members at this special event to highlight the importance of breastfeeding and nutrition.
EU-WHO Universal Health Coverage Partnership Launched in Timor-Leste
EU-WHO Universal Health Coverage Partnership was launched in Timor-Leste in May 2013. The overall objective of this programme is to improve health sector results in selected countries through support to the development and implementation of robust national health policies, strategies and plans (NHPSP) to increase coverage with essential health services, financial risks protection and health equity; improvement of technical and institutional capacities, knowledge and information for health systems and services adaptation and related policy dialogues; and fostering international and national stakeholders to be increasingly aligned around National Health Policies Plans and adhere to other aid effectiveness principles.
‘Liga Inan’ Timor-Leste’s first mobile health program was launched in Manufahi district earlier this year by Health Alliance International. This four year pilot program connects mothers and midwives in a way that has never been done before in Timor-Leste. At the touch of a button, midwives can use mobile phones to track women’s progress during pregnancy, sending regular updates on ante natal care, appointments, exclusive breastfeeding and the importance of delivering at the health facility.
- World Food Day celebration reaffirms high level commmitment to tackle food security and malnutrition in Timor Leste
- ALOLA Foundation Celebrate World Breast Feeding Week in Liquica
- EU-WHO Universal Health Coverage Partnership Launched in Timor-Leste
- Mobile Health Connecting Mothers and Midwives in Manufahi