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Sucessful team – nurse story

I was asked by the Doctor to investigate a case where a new baby, only two weeks old was not feeding. I talked to the family and found that she had been brought in by relatives, so where was Mum? I found out that the Mum was 43 years old and had been behaving strangely, […]

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A stimulating environment promotes health

Recently the team at BPC worked together to paint the malnutrition room. Staff, patients, medical students all pitched in under the guidance of Dr Charlotte’s Artist partner Patrick. The room looks wonderful and this helps lift the spirits of the children and encourages them to eat their high calorie diets. We would love a playground […]

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Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School – year 7 make difference

Thanks to a group of community minded girls at IGG many people will be treated and have another chance at life. The girls raise over $4,000 and BPC purchased vital medications including ceftriaxone, flucloxacillin and benzathine penicillin. The 12 and 13 year old girls did chores, bake cakes, held dinner parties, baby sat and door […]

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A baby girl is born alive and healthy to give joy to her family

Why, I ask, would a poor mountain woman make a huge effort just to have her baby at BPC? Not only did she mark her presence but accompanying her were her mother and even grandma. Story is 2 years ago she lost her last baby in childbirth at another hospital..breech delivery. I arrived on the […]

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Surgery Overseas ROMAC

Remember our little patient who needed heart surgery? WELL……….HES BACK IN TIMOR. Our team welcomes baby Ireneu following successful heart surgery in Sydney facilitated by the wonderful ROMAC (Rotary Oceania Medical Aid For Children). He is strong and has gained more than 2kg. As usual it took a LOT of generous, hardworking, volunteers to work […]

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Many people helping BPC’s when ever they can

A DAY OF GIVING last week – First we got some stationary from a private donor. Then a vital water tank from East Timor Roofing, a Rotary project in Baucau run by the wonderful Mr Norm. Then a convoy of military, police and government trucks turned up and gave us 15 chickens and two goats […]

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Lay Midwives program in action

Last week Dra Aida visited an isolated village in Ermera District. No less than 53 pregnant women were there to greet her…yes that’s 53!!! I challenge anyone using whatever tactics they can conjure up to get anywhere near that number of prenatals together in one place in such a location. This is part of what […]

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