Make a real difference to the health of East Timor!

With Your Help We Can Save Lives in East Timor by:

Safely Delivering Babies

Infant mortality in East Timor is 300 times higher than in countries like Australia. With your money we can continue to give mothers the ability to give birth in a safe environment.

Fighting Child Malnutrition

Malnutrition is rampant with 1 in 3 children have stunted growth and nearly half are significantly malnourished. With your help we can provide food, education and the environment for these children to reach their potential.

Controlling Tuberculosis

TB is at endemic proportions in Timor Leste. With your donations we can treat more people with this entirely curable disease.

Treating Cancer

When a patient presents with cancer, we simply don't have the money to buy all the necessary chemotherapy drugs to treat them. We can sometimes give pain relief but this must be rationed. With more donations we can begin treating cancer in East Timor.

About Bairo Pite Clinic

Timor-Leste is a tropical paradise located 480 kilometres north of Australia and is home to more than 1.1 million people. As Asia’s newest nation, gaining independence in 1999, Timor-Leste is a country determined to rebuild itself out of the ashes of foreign occupation.

The Bairo Pite Clinic (BPC) located in the capital city of Dili, provides free healthcare services in its commitment to serve the people of Timor-Leste. Having saved the lives of thousands of men, women and children, the Clinic with 55 inpatient beds established by Dr Dan Murphy in 1999, is one of Timor-Leste’s greatest success stories.

Bairo Pite Clinic is an NGO established under the laws of Timor-Leste.  Bairo Pite Hospital (BPH) is an Australian not-for-profit company limited by guarantee established with the main objective of supporting and enhancing Bairo Pite Clinic’s delivery of healthcare to the Timorese people.

Dr Dan Murphy

Dr Dan Murphy

A unique haven of care and compassion, the Clinic is an internationally respected centre for healthcare that continues to be dependent on the commitment and charitable donations of individuals and organisations across the globe.

Latest News

Lots of helping hands helping us with the container.

November 17, 2014Project Update November 2014

This is the first in a regular post about the projects we are currently engaged in to improve the healthcare at Bairo Pite Clinic. We thank all the wonderful donors who have helped to make these happen including a new playground on its way, and we are one step closer to getting adequate drainage. Playground Money for a playground was donated following the recent Foreign Correspondent (FC) program. The benefits of this will be vital to the improved health of our malnourished and sick children.After much discussion about what was needed if was recommended by local Rotarian Daryl Mills...

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November 16, 2014A day in the life of our Mobile Clinic

By Lorenco – BPC Mobile Clinic Coordinator Eight o’clock AM, the mobile clinic team arrives at the Bairo Pite Clinic. The team consists of a driver, nurse and occasionally a foreign volunteer doctor or medical student, Mobile Clinic Coordinator, and a health worker who gives prescription medicine to patients. We load the four wheel drive Land Cruiser with a medicine box, patients’ form and emergency and first aid Kit and start our drive to the villages listed below. Typically, we drive on paved but unmaintained pot holed road for two or three hours. Then for another one or two...

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October 30, 2014Rofina – Staff Profile

Full Name: Rofina Position at BPC TB Coordinator What does your job involve? I look after TB out patients I have a team of 4 Healthcare Workers who go out into the community and visit TB patients on the continuing therapy. Plus I have one assistant who helps me to keep on top of paperwork. We monitor patients attending for their medicines and if they miss a day we follow up. We also check for children in the household and screen those under 5 years old for TB, initiating treatment if necessary. We work closely with our friends in...

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October 2, 2014Australian CEOs And Doctors Fighting To Keep BPC And Its Patients Alive

Imagine a free health clinic that sees more than 200 out-patients a day, 50 in-patients a day, is operated by only 3 doctors, 6 midwives and runs on a daily budget of just $2300. Welcome to the Bairo Pite Clinic in East Timor. Established in 1999 in the middle of the post-independence uprising, Dr Dan Murphy built the BPC from the ground up… Read more on Business Insider

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TB Clinic

September 15, 2014Report on TB healthcare worker training July 2014

By Dr Charlotte Hall with thanks to the many TB health care workers and volunteers. Four TB healthcare workers (HCWs) have been appointed to assist in the implementation of the EFF/PP1 funded TB contact screening and treatment support programmes. Broadly, the role of the new HCWs is to provide education to patients diagnosed with TB and to work with sputum smear positive or PCR positive individuals (to conduct contact tracing and offer treatment support) and with children

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Dr Margaret with other Clinic grannies

September 14, 2014Glass in kids feet makes the same noise all over the world

By Fi Oakes Clinic Manager So it was a fairly normal, i.e. hectic afternoon, and getting close to home time. I was headed to my car, when I heard the most scary howling noises coming from our treatment room. I rushed into the room to see what was amiss. There was our First Aid staff, assisting Dr Margaret Gibbons, and two Timorese adults and two other local staff and one foreign volunteer trying to keep the wriggly, screaming monster still. 9 year old Joao had stepped on broken glass whilst playing in the river, and Dr Margaret was patiently...

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Charlotte says goodbye

September 4, 2014Champion Dr Charlotte’s year at BPC is up

A message from Fi – Bairo Pite Clinic manager….. Yesterday A day of bitter sweet feelings. So many people made Charlotte cry, I had to start issuing verbal warnings, according to our disciplinary procedures to all staff! We started with a normal and very hectic day, our patient load seems to be growing. But Charlotte became suspicious of whisperings going on, and people going quiet a giving meaningful looks when she came into the room. Kitchen have been working nights to produce a traditional Timorese feast. Dina, Isobelita, Lidia and Silvia have been rushing around the last two evenings,...

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August 31, 2014Aussie Midwives in Dili

By Australian midwife Sarah. In July, I was fortunate to accompany 6 third yr midwifery students from ACU for a three week global health experience. My name is Sarah, a clinical midwife and lactation consultant working in Brisbane. I have worked at BPC as a midwife volunteer in the past, so knew very well what an amazing experience these students would have. It is the first time BPC has received student midwives. Much preparation was done with the BPC board, myself and ACU for this to happen. Our objective was three fold: 1. That the student midwives experienced obstetric...

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hunter hero

August 17, 2014HUNTER HERO – Dr Robyn helps in Timor

Dr Robyn Freid talked with the Newcastle Herald about the rewards of helping in East Timor. View the Article on the Newcastle Herald

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