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Order of Malta Australia


Early Christmas present for the people of Raliaco, Timor-Leste


 The Order of Malta has donated a  fully fitted out Landcruiser Ambulance to be used to service the area of Raliaco in Timor-Leste.

 The ambulance was donated to Brother Frank Hennessy, Head of the Edmund Rice Community in Timor-Leste, for use in their clinics in the mountainous areas of Raliaco.  A small handover  ceremony took place in the gardens of the Convent of the Sisters of St Paul de Chartres in Dili.  Present at the ceremony were Brother Frank, Brothers Peter Coe and David Standen, Sister Bibianne Prado, SPC Regional Superior of the Congregation, Members of the Order David Scarf and Collin Yap and friend of the Order Edwin Yap. 

 The ambulance was originally and generously donated to the Order of Malta by Aspen Medical who unfortunately ceased operation in Timor earlier this year.   The Christian Brothers will run and maintain the ambulance and make it available to other clinics and communities in the district including those of the Jesuits and the Sisters of St Paul de Chartres.

 Bro. David Standen remarked, “Your early Christmas present for us will be wonderfully received by the people of Raliaco Kraic, Railaco Leten, Samalete, Deleco and Teraco. It is good that we can work together for the benefit of the people in Timor Leste, especially those in the hills where facilities are lacking.”

The Order has two other ambulances which are operating in the Capital city of Dili and in Maubara attached to the clinic there.

Learn more about the Order’s medical clinic in Maubara.

Learn more about the Orders work to assist rehabilitate the Timor-Leste Ambulance Service.


Other related articles:

Project update – pictures of the Ambulance delivery to the Maubara clinic in Timor-Leste

Sirens on the way to Timor care of Knights – article in the Record

Members of the Order respond to floods in Suai, Timor-Leste

Latest Pharmaceutical delivery to clinics in Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste – 40 more participants complete the Order’s Basic Life Support Training course

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The Australian Association, formed in 1974, currently has in excess of 300 members and aspirant members across every State and Territory of Australia. We also have ongoing and strong links with the Order’s National Associations throughout the Asia Pacific Region including in Singapore and the Philippines and with members of the Order in New Zealand, Hong Kong SAR, Thailand and Korea. The Order of Malta is committed to serving Our Lords the Poor and Sick worldwide and has done so for over 900 years. This website shares with you the history, mission and current activities of the Order of Malta in Australia, and provides links to the work of the Order world-wide.