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.

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.

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.

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