Timor-Leste Program Updates

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Last updated: August 04, 2021

USAID Mission Director James Wright is joined by Timor-Leste Minister of Health at the launch of two projects to secure a violence-free future for Timorese women and children.
February 23, 2021

USAID Mission Director James S. Wright today officially launched two new projects that aim to secure a violence free future for Timorese women and children.  The United States is funding the two people-to-people reconciliation projects with nearly $2.4 million.

February 19, 2021

High up in the hills above Dili city, a group of young volunteers goes door-to-door, sharing information on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The group—mostly final-year public health students—is trained by the Ministry of Health in how to mobilize communities and help bring essential information to families so they can protect themselves from COVID-19. They are equipped with posters and stickers, developed by the Ministry of Health, with support from USAID, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO), which they hand out to community members and affix to the sides of buildings. 

NGO Advocacy Launch
November 16, 2020

United States Ambassador Kathleen Fitzpatrick joined by USAID Mission Director James S. Wright, officially launched the USAID/Timor-Leste NGO Advocacy for Good Governance Activity today.

Results of USAID’s Reinforce Basic Health Services project (USAID’s Reinforce).
October 22, 2020

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Timor-Leste Ministry of Health (MOH) today released the results of USAID’s Reinforce Basic Health Services project (USAID’s Reinforce). USAID’s Reinforce, December 2015-December 2020, is a partnership between the Government of Timor-Leste (GOTL) and USAID that focused to increase the health service delivery in Covalima by strengthening integrated health service delivery and promoting health seeking behaviors. Stakeholders in the GOTL include the MOH, Covalima Municipality Health Service and the National Institute of Health (INS). USAID’s Reinforce was implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute.

July 7, 2020

The United States Agency for International Development in Timor-Leste is working hand in hand with the Government of Timor-Leste to help the country mitigate the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic in Timor-Leste.  The American people have generously donated $1.6 million in funds to the effort.  USAID is adapting existing programming where possible to help meet the challenge. 

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