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Exciting Opportunity for Registrar Level Doctor in Timor-Leste (East Timor)

For doctors interested in global and tropical health, Timor-Leste offers exciting challenges, enormous opportunities to learn and a way to make a significant contribution. We are seeking a Medical Officer to work at Bairo Pite Clinic (BPC), Dili for 6-12 months from  June, 2016. BPC is a 50-bed philanthropic clinic with a busy outpatient service (250 […]

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Meet Vilma helping in Malnutrition

We have too much good news in Malnutrition, Maia is due to deliver her baby in April, and Elisa has secured a place at University of Timor Leste to study Nutrition, so Malnutrition Team Leader, Lidia, has a slight headache. Along comes Vilma, who has been volunteering as a general clinic volunteer and interpreter. Lidia […]

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PAVING THE YARD A Unique COLLABORATION

  PAVING THE YARD A Unique COLLABORATION BETWEEN ROTARY CLUB OF DILI, RMS AND THE US NMCB3 (Navy Mobile Construction Battalion 3 better known as THE SEABEES). The solution to our cleaners nightmare. Timor Leste can be hot, hot, hot, and very dry, it can also be wet, wet, wet and very muddy. Either condition […]

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Foxground Concert March 19 2016

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Motoaid Motorbike training for the BPC team

On Saturday we were supported by MOTOAID, an Australian NGO who fund raise for motorcycles in the health development setting, the 4 TB Programme Out-reach Health Care workers together with a couple of other staff from HIV and Finance, who often use their personal bikes for work errands, were joined by our colleagues from HIAM […]

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The chair (man) and his dentist

At the last Dili ‘in country’ board meeting – Chairman of the Board – Ross Taylor brought a friend along. The friend is a dentist and had been to visit BPC once before and was sorely aware of the short falls of the BPC Dental Clinic. The Dentist – (who will remain anonymous) knew that the […]

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Soldier on helping BPC

Final day for our visitors from Soldier On, the organization supporting veterans and their families. This project fundraisers through RC Geelong and with help from East Timor Roofing, they have supported the building of a new Car Port to shelter our vehicles from the punishing sun, allowing patient to board our mini bus for hospital […]

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Friends and supporters – thank you for your helping hand

The Bairo Pite Clinic continues to experience very positive traction through excellent media coverage from Ted talks to Reddit including publicity in Sports Illustrated. We are delighted to share with you that with all the challenges we tend to incur, huge strides have been made organizationally enabling a much better effort specifically in the key […]

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Volunteer Dr Robyn’s treasured time at BPC

This year I worked at Bairo Pite Clinic for 4 weeks in June-July. My usual work is as a GP in suburbia in Newcastle, light years away from my 4th year of work at BPC. My goal these days when I go to BPC is to arrive with a project that the staff want done. […]

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Dr Dan promoting his book Breakaway in IOWA

Earlier this month, Dr. Dan traveled to the U.S. to promote his recent book, “Breakaway: An Autobiography.” He attended three book signings in his home state of Iowa. News of Dr. Dan’s return to the U.S. created local buzz, with particular excitement around his first-ever book. In a recent interview, Dr. Dan said the timeline […]

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BPC has a NEW Treatment Room – almost

The current treatment room at BPC is an ex shipping container and we use it to assess and treat people that have been involved in accidents or need minor procedure but anyone who knows the building will realize we needed an upgrade.   So for many years we have dreamed of building a proper treatment room. […]

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Dr Margaret’s typical day at BPC

Dr Margaret has been volunteering and working at Bairo Pite Clinic for many years now. When she is not in Dili she is working at her practice in Australia. This is her typical day… The phone rings at 4:00 am –the BPC midwives are concerned about a patient who delivered a healthy baby an hour ago […]

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Ubuntu Dinner raised over $15,000 for BPC

Once again the Griffith University Student put on a party to remember and raised money for charities they support – Bairo Pite Clinic and a school in Kenya.They filled the room to capacity with 350 happy people. No easy feat !They were extremely proud to announce that they raised $31,477 at their annual 2015 fundraising dinner! This […]

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mitral valvuloplasty and left atrial appendectomy...excellent outcome...seems so routine but far from it...only possible with highly skilled and committed clinicians working as a team...recognition for Macquarie,Toll, and entire East Timor Heart Fund group.

Dr Dan
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So this American has been showing up every year on a classic Norwegian schooner loaded to the gills with just the medicines and materials we need. Move over Santa Claus: Shane rules the seven seas.

Dr Dan
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Lidia and Jenny

Our Lidia and wonderful Rotarian supporter Jenny as well as host guardian of Lidia while she was in Melbourne learning English. They raised $2,000 for East Timor Hearts Funds! Our Dr Andrew ran as well.. Seen here with the team from ETHF. Heart warming all around.

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Really quite an amazing tour around Australia...every stop and engagement successful...people warm, welcoming, generous. Reddit a new and exciting experience even if 6 a m...possibilities are endless...and staff at BPC filled in more than adequately...the ultimate beneficiaries are those in need in TimorLeste.

Dr Dan
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Make a difference. 3 years ago we released this video

This short video about the clinic rom 3 years shows just how much has improved, but also how much has stayed the same. Whilst we no longer need to worry about blood filling the drains thanks to a herculean effort by donors, Rotary and the clinic staff, we now have sanitary plumbing. No more blood […]

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Another baby born to a HIV positive mother...all done well according to protocol..baby on prophylactic niverapine...more importantly not a trace of discrimination or stigma..treated with respect and attention to the task at hand...we have come such a long way.

Dr Dan
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Another small baby with cyanosis and heart failure..don't think it advisable to wait for pediatric cardiologist visit from Australia...we should be proactive.. Dr Ingrid will do all she can to help.

Dr Dan
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