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Monster Crane creates a Spectacle at BPC

Early on a Saturday morning step 1 of a grand plan comes to fruition. Many thanks to Daryl Mills from Rotary for helping to coordinate several contractors to make this spectacle happen. How best to shift our Eric Hotung building which houses Emergency Room, Snr Nurse Office and Dental Nurse ? ‘Sunday morning’ say the […]

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The 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. […]

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Fransisco 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 a […]

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Dentist 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.

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BPC’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 to […]

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Our 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 some […]

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HIV 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 own […]

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A 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 too […]

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Playground 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 we […]

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A 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 & […]

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