With Your Help We Can Save Lives in East Timor by:
When a patient presents with cancer, we simply don’t have the money , facilities, resources or drugs to treat them. We can sometimes give pain relief but this must be rationed. With more donations we can build capacity and begin treating cancer in East Timor.
Ways you can make a real difference to the health of Timor Leste:
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.
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.
November 28, 2014A day in the life of the BPC HIV cabin
On the occasion of World AIDS Day, 1st December 2014, we pause to reflect; What has HIV got to do with me? In most peoples mind the HIV epidemic is some thing to do with Africa, or to developing countries, but it is important for us all to remember that HIV is also within theRead More
November 28, 2014Staff Profile – Vidal – General yardman
Every day Vidal keeps the yard clean by sweeping twice a day. He scrubs the gutters, checks the roofs to make sure no accumulation of leaves. Cleans solar panels once a month. He also shadows and assists any technical tradies who volunteer to help. For example he learned how to read electrical diagram plans whilstRead More
November 26, 2014Staff Profile – Inacio – pharmacy
By Inacio My job consists of providing medication for around 300 out patients as well as preparing essential medicines for the in patient service. I am also responsible for monitoring our stocks of medicines and also preparing reports for our Board and for the Ministry of Health. I have to attend at meetings with theRead More
November 24, 2014Volunteer Aussie Doctor’s wonderful experience
By Dr Ian My decision to go to Timor Leste came during August 2014 after I viewed a Foreign Correspondent program titled “The Clinic”. In fact, I watched it twice more such was my incomprehension that people could be suffering so much in out country’s immediate neighbourhood. Within a day or two my wife andRead More
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. PlaygroundRead More
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 driveRead More
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.Read More
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 DanRead More
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 TBRead More
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,Read More