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4 May 2022
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Vera Cruz COVID-19 isolation centre  in Dili for pregnant mothers facilitated by UNFPA. © UNFPA Timor-Leste

International Day of the Midwife 2022: Investing in midwives key to achieving universal health coverage

Dili, May 05, 2022 -- In 1994, when Timor-Leste was still under Indonesian rule, Mrs. Sara Maria Filomena Xavier, a midwife trainer and Head of Quality Control Unit at National Hospital in Timor-... Read more

18 April 2022
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UN agencies strengthen capacity of the health sector in Timor-Leste to effectively provide quality essential health services for Gender-based Violence survivors

Dili, April 18, 2022 – At the Timor Plaza on April 13, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste and UNFPA, in collaboration with IOM, UNDP, and UN Women convened the... Read more

9 March 2022
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International Women’s Day 2022: Women empowerment critical in promoting resilience and mitigating effects of climate change during emergencies

Dili, March 9, 2022 – As the world marks International Women’s Day, celebrated globally on March 8, many women, children and other disadvantaged groups in Timor-Leste are yet to recover from the... Read more

9 February 2022
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Dr. Odete Maria Freitas Belo, Timor-Leste Minister of Health launch Liquiçá Basic Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (BEmONC) centre of excellence on February 7, 2022. © UNFPA Timor-Leste.

Timor-Leste Health Minister inaugurates Liquiçá BEmONC centre of excellence to safeguard health of mothers and babies

DILI, February 09, 2022 – Thanks to the newly launched Liquiçá Basic Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (BEmONC) centre of excellence -- equipped with trained providers and medical and non-medical... Read more

14 January 2022
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Right policy mix and accelerated fertility decline key to economic development and gender equality in Timor-Leste

DILI, January 14, 2022 – With Timor-Leste having high birth rate, rapid population growth and highest level of fertility in Asia, greater attention on population dynamics like age profile and sex... Read more

30 December 2021
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Why family planning training is critical in changing perceptions and improving lives for families in Timor-Leste

Dili, December 30, 2021 – Though Timor-Leste has made significant efforts to promote use of modern family planning methods, lack of information and misconceptions on benefits of family planning is... Read more

16 December 2021
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Midwifery Association of Timor-Leste (APTL) celebrate 21st Anniversary

Dili, December 16, 2021 -- Midwifery Association of Timor-Leste (APTL) joined hands with healthcare workers and other stakeholders to mark 21 years of the association’s existence in an event held at... Read more

15 December 2021
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KOICA, UNFPA support peer-to-peer learning to strengthen integrated survivor-centered response to GBV in Timor-Leste

Dili, December 15, 2021 – UNFPA Timor-Leste and UNDP together with Korean National Police University (KPNU), along with its generous partners, including Ministry of Health, National Police of Timor-... Read more

9 December 2021
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Spotlighting role of data literacy to end gender-based violence in Timor-Leste: data literacy training held to mark 16 Days of Activism.

Dili, December 9, 2021 -- As part of activities to mark 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence, General Directorate of Statistics (GDS) in Timor-Leste in partnership with UNFPA through the... Read more

6 December 2021
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UNFPA to develop novel innovation to help reduce maternal deaths in Timor-Leste using virtual reality

DILI, December 6, 2021 -- UNFPA is finalizing the development of a training follow-up program that will use virtual reality technology to build on trainings to healthcare workers and strengthen and... Read more

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