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Despite remarkable progress, Timor-Leste’s maternal and under-5 mortality rates remain the highest in Southeast Asia. To help save lives, USAID works to expand access to high-quality health services for all Timorese – especially women and children – encouraging best health practices and quality reproductive health care.

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USAID helped introduce a wet suit-like garment that is saving the lives of women suffering from postpartum hemorrhage in remote communities by aiding circulation.
Dr. Teodulo C. Ximenes/USAID Timor-Leste

USAID efforts helped boost the percentage of women who receive postnatal care during the first seven days after delivery from 83 percent to 99 percent between 2017-2018.

Last updated: April 01, 2019

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