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4 May 2022
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

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

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
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

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

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

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

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

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

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