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Dr Clare talks capacity building, the medical advisory committee and more

Clare Nourse is an Infection Management specialist at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital and an Associate Professor within the Faculty of Paediatrics at the University of Queensland. But in her spare time, she is also a Board member of Bairo Pite Clinic Australia and leads the Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) – both volunteer positions. We sat […]

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Dan’s Message June 2015

The amazing work of BPC continues on a daily basis. It’s not just the miraculous cases like a baby with congenital heart disease successfully operated on in Tel Aviv, severe scoliosis addressed in Sydney, and advanced leukemia gone into remission in Singapore. It’s the dedicated day to day work of seeing 300 + cases and […]

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A healthy baby. A happy and relieved Mum. We all know the feeling.

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BPC has another publication in the scientific literature!

Our TB team has been working closely with the Ministry of Health’s National TB Program not only to find and treat patients who are unwell with TB, but also to prevent TB in small children who have been in close contact with people with infectious TB. These children are at high risk of developing TB […]

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Lidia made it to Melbourne !

Lydia is coping with a modern metropolis – despite never having been on an escalator – not to mention a plane – the whole time with her trademark light beam smile. This opportunity was made possible because of some great organisations including Matadalan Ba Malu (MBM). MBM was established to facilitate English language scholarships for women […]

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Baby Lisa’s heart is mended in Tel Aviv

Baby Lisa’s story Little Lisa is from a sub district in the mountains of the district of Ermera. Dad has a part time position as a pre-school teacher with the Christian Brothers and Mum takes care of the family. They have an older daughter. Baby Lisa was born in November 2014. Her Mum diligently feeds […]

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Raising money in style – Together for Bairo Pite Clinic

The Together for Bairo Pite Clinic Group in Melbourne. Last year in August 2014, following The Clinic on Foreign Correspondent a group of Timorese Expatriates and friends of the East Timorese vowed to do something to help. ‘Together for Bairo Pite Clinic’ was born. That was eight months ago and not only have they have […]

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We have proper Plumbing and Sanitation – thanks to ROTARY

Rotary MARVELOUS Rotary – The Sanitation Project. For those who have visited BPC you will know that the Clinics sanitation and plumbing is very substandard. The septic system is poor and the drains are open. There is no running water in any of the Clinic wards to wash hands. The water for the clinic is […]

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Our new Kitchen is up and running

From this…. To this…. via a series of happy coincidences. The kitchen story started last year, when Staff came into Clinic Manager, Fi’s office. ‘Mana, we have been talking’ they said. Fi braced for an unattainable demand. ‘You are always getting Nurses and Doctors to do capacity building with the professional staff, the Nurses and […]

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Concert in the Hills for Bairo Pite Clinic – Foxground 2015

Hopefully we have all experienced some days in our lives which seem to be blessed. March 28, 2015 was one such time for 250 very lucky people who attended the first (but it will definitely not be the last) “Concert in the Hills” on Joe and Maura Cato’s property at Foxground on the south coast […]

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The Battle with TB rages on by Dr Dan

The Battle with TB rages on by Dr Dan

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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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Become 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 helping […]

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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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