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Health Sector Strategic Plan Support Project
Improving maternal and child health requires a strong, functioning and equitable health system. Every day the health system in Timor-Leste struggles to deliver essential healthcare services. Facilities face a range of shortages including in health workers, medical equipment, and drugs. Timor-Leste’s Ministry of Health, the World Bank and Australia are working together to strengthen the building blocks of the health system in Timor-Leste. This includes developing a stronger system that provides good health services, a well-performing health workforce, operational health facilities and equitable access to essential medical equipment and drugs.
Results to date
- Strengthening District Health Services teams to deliver an essential package of health services, in conjunction with NGOs
- Provision of mobile monthly clinics in 442 villages to deliver antenatal care, family planning services, treatment of common diseases and immunisation
- Developing a responsive and productive health workforce able to deliver maternal health services, by delivering health education and targeted scholarship programs
- Reliable and equitable access to drugs through improved distribution and restoring the Central Medical Stores warehouse
- Restoration of accessible and reliable health infrastructure and ICT equipment. This has led to more operational health posts and the delivery of diploma courses in nursing and midwifery training through the National Health Institute.
The following documents describe in more detail the Health Sector Strategic Plan Support Project initiative*. Documents are uploaded as the initiative progresses. Documents are uploaded as the initiative progresses.
Find out more about the aid management cycle and the documents you can expect to find.
Last reviewed: 5 April, 2012