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Malnutrition Ward: Bed 4 – Emilio’s Story

An 18 month old tiny, malnourished baby boy Emilio, with cleft palette and intermittent fever is admitted. His father Cipriano walked for four days carrying his son in his arms to be seen by Dr Dan. Emilio is treated for fever and extreme malnutrition under the BPC intensive feeding program while Cipriano receives education and […]

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Emergency Room: Bed 21 – Allarico’s Story

Allarico, an adolescent 16-year-old boy is carried into our Emergency Room unconscious after being involved in a nearby motorcycle accident with a serious head injury. Our Timorese nurses and an Australian volunteer nurse quickly assessed Allarico’s condition as being too grave for treatment at BPC. The ER team stabilised him and then transferred him by […]

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TB Ward: Bed 6 – Maria’s Story

Maria, a middle aged lady with terrible leg wounds lays in Bed 6. She was brought in by Nuns from a remote mountain village. Her wounds require daily dressing. She is given medication and treated for suspected TB of her bones.

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Thank you to ANASTHESIA for their TB donation

We would like to thank axxon ANASTHESIA for their generous donation towards tuberculousis (TB) management in children  BPC is very grateful for the generous donation of $20,000 from axxon ANAESTHESIA, a group of anaesthetists and pain specialists in Brisbane, Queensland. East Timor has extremely high rates of TB (highest in South-East Asia). Young children are at […]

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December Update

For many of those who have contributed in any way to BPC, you should sleep well at night. This nondescript facility continues on a daily basis to grind out an enormous amount of quality work for the Timorese people. Seriously I cannot think of adequate superlatives to give justice to the results accomplished. More than […]

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