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Aussie Midwives in Dili

By Australian midwife Sarah. In July, I was fortunate to accompany 6 third yr midwifery students from ACU for a three week global health experience. My name is Sarah, a clinical midwife and lactation consultant working in Brisbane. I have worked at BPC as a midwife volunteer in the past, so knew very well what […]

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HUNTER HERO – Dr Robyn helps in Timor

Dr Robyn Freid talked with the Newcastle Herald about the rewards of helping in East Timor. View the Article on the Newcastle Herald

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A life changing experience for a group of student midwives

A reflection from Lisa a student midwife.Our University Australian Catholic University in Brisbane organised for a group of us to spent time at the Bairo Pite Clinic. Attached is a photo of our airport transfer which was the beginning of a life changing experience for me. Now that I am home – even more so. […]

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A Whirlwind few days for the team behind Bairo Pite Clinic

ABC journalist Sophie McNeill really wanted to go back to a place she cared about to see how an old friend of hers was going – Dr Dan Murphy – in a clinic she had attended in Dili East Timor. Sophie and the Foreign Correspondent team spent 10 days filming in Timor-Leste including Bairo Pite […]

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ABC Foreign Correspondent comes to Bairo Pite

Recently ABC Australian Television – Foreign Correspondent program came to Dili to learn more about how people might help our clinic – Bairo Pite Clinic in Dili for those of you who missed the program http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/foreign-correspondent/NC1402H021S00

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Three unique delivers this week

Bairo Pite Clinic had three babies this week with stories that will go down in their family folk law. On Thursday evening our patient delivered her babe in the taxi just as they arrived on site. Mum and babe are fine. On Friday another lady delivered in the family car. Both are being cared for […]

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For the kids from the kids

Our current Medical Volunteer Ross had his Mum fundraise at her school in Consett, (North of England). We received a donation from the Infants yesterday and a thank you letter from Mrs Thompson and photos of the children learning about Timor Leste and about health care in developing countries. The children enjoyed hearing our clinic […]

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Full container arriving this week with medical equipment from OZ

In October 2013 a function was held on the Gold Coast to help raise funds for the Bairo Pite Clinic in East Timor. Luckily for Bairo Pite Clinic, in attendance was a fine young man who worked for the company in charge of an EX hospital site. He listened to our story and he knew it […]

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Brisbane – August 1 – Ubuntu Dinner – All welcome

The medical students from Griffith University  are holding a function  in Brisbane on August the 1st, to raise money for Bairo Pite Clinic. All are welcome. Come along, have fun, meet new people, learn a bit more about BPC and join a group of people supporting this amazing hospital in Dili – East Timor.Table are […]

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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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TB Ward: Bed 12 – TiTi’s Story

TiTi, a middle-aged school teacher with TB was admitted to BPC for TB. The disease has taken her sight. Treatment commenced immediately to stop the infection and to stabilise her. Lloyd, a volunteer medical student worked with our Timorese nurses to support TiTi in educating her on how to become mobile. Whilst being treated for […]

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Emergency Room: Bed 16

Patients coming to the Emergency Room sometimes present with animal bites. Within days of each other we treated a child, an adolescent and an elderly man for pig bites – all were from various suburbs of Dili. Our Emergency Department team cleaned and dressed the wounds and patients were asked to return daily for monitoring […]

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General Medical Bed 4 – Zelia’s story

Zelia, a 13-year-old girl from the mountain villages of Timor-Leste wasadmitted to BPC with a serious illness. After sophisticated diagnostics, including freighting slides internationally to Australia for detailed analysis, the diagnosis of Acute Myleoid Leukeamia was confirmed. Zelia, who was frail and small for her age, was transferred to an isolation room and given blood […]

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Maternity: Bed 2 – Emelda’s Story

When young mother Emelda delivered her tiny baby girl, Maria, she weighed little over 2kg. Her third child, Emelda and baby seemed to be in good health but she was too small to be discharged from BPC. Emelda was given one-on-one support from a volunteer and frequently nurses her beautiful new baby who was closely […]

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