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 Clinic Australia (BPCA) 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.
February 23, 2015Become part of the fundraising team with teamtimor.org
I am Helen Moorfoot and I volunteer a lot of my time here in Australia to help Bairo Pite Clinic. The whole idea about choosing to help a charity is to see the results of your labour and feel confident your efforts are making a difference. I have been part of the small team in Australia helpingRead More
February 15, 2015The challenges and rewards of Bairo Pite Clinic as a medical student
Working with the dedicated team at Bairo Pite Clinic presents many challenges to the fresh faced, foreign medical student: There are endless days, sweltering hot wards and language frustrations. You are faced with uncertain diagnoses, inadequate investigations and limited treatment options. Patients appear unacceptably ill and the ethical dilemmas around resource allocation are painfully obvious.Read More
January 29, 2015Fransisco our driver
Fransisco our driver has been working at BPC since 2006. Always ready to respond to an emergency. Fransisco has travelled to all districts to collect patients. He has found a way through all kinds of weather and even in the old days, conflicts. I don’t smoke or drink or gamble. I want to give aRead More
January 29, 2015Dentist Tom’s trip to BPC
Recently we posted a story about Dentist’s Tom ‘s trip to BPC. Tom recorded this video to thank the many people who donated money and surgical supplies to help ensure his trip was a success. Thanks for the fantastic team work Gold Coasters to make this happen.Read More
January 29, 2015BPC’s Hep B study published
If there is one thing that we stand for here at the clinic, it’s making sure that we have the best information possible to allow for better clinical decisions. For many years the team at BPC have been working to test pregnant women for Hepatitis B and put measures in place to prevent transmission toRead More
January 27, 2015Our NEW Kitchen is getting closer
BPC was lucky enough to have a very generous donor give us money to build a new kitchen to make the 4,500 meals a month we feed our inpatients. We negotiated with the help of Daryl Mills from Dili Rotary with 5 local firms who provided quotes, this was narrowed to 3 and then someRead More
January 21, 2015HIV Lunch Box Workshop
15th January 2015 Last weeks Lunchbox Workshop was delivered by our colleagues from Estrela+ (The PLHIV led organisation promoting the needs and rights of PLHIV) This was our most successful Lunchbox Workshop to date, with 37 staff signing up to hear Maun Frankie and Mana Ines deliver their session on HIV, assisted by our ownRead More
January 17, 2015A new life arrives in the middle of a flood
This week we are celebrating our wonderful midwife Yohanna. During the awful storms over the New Year holiday Yohanna was assigned to night duty. A call came in late on the darkest and rainiest night of the wet season. ‘My wife is on labour, I cannot get to the clinic because the water is tooRead More
January 14, 2015Playground Opened by Dr Dan and little Osmenia
Our playground is now finished and up and running, thanks to Brendan, and with some little extras from our friend Brian. The large equipment was specially made and the site has been caged in to protect from cats and other animals going inside. Having a roof means playtime can happen rain or shine. Today weRead More
January 14, 2015A visiting Doctor’s unexpected Bucket List
I have jut completed a 2 1/2week volunteer position at the Bairo Pite clinic joining a steady list of overseas doctors & allied health professionals who have previously volunteered. The clinic also relies heavily on medical students especially from Australia. The medical conditions encountered include those now rarely seen in Australia including TB Leprosy &Read More