Timor-Leste PM gets WHO award

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.

Timor Leste gears up to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

A multi stakeholders' meeting on emerging threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) by the Ministry of Health (MoH), supported by the World Health Organisation (WHO) Country office, took place on November 18, 2015 at Hotel Timor in Dili.

Eliminate neglected tropical diseases

Strong political commitments and renewed efforts are needed to eliminate neglected tropical diseases. Kala azar, leprosy, yaws, lymphatic filariasis and schistosomiasis continue to disable, disfigure and kill people in the WHO South-East Asia Region.
NTDs elimination was focused upon at the 68th Regional Committee meeting of WHO in Dili, Timor-Leste.

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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.


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