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Order of Malta Australia


First Aid Kits for remote schools in Timor-Leste – partnership between St John and the Order of Malta


522 First Aid kits will be distributed to remote schools across Timor-Leste

522 First Aid kits will be distributed to remote schools across Timor-Leste

Late last year Dr Nitin Verma the Hospitaller of St John Ambulance Australia received a request from Francisco Filipe, The Consulate General of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, to provide 500 first aid kits to remote schools across the country.

St John Ambulance have a long history of supporting East Timor through a partnership with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and they partnered with the Order of Malta on this project due to our extensive activities across Timor-Leste, including the provision of pharmaceuticals to medical centres, scholarship programs and basic life support training initiatives.

The kits are jointly funded by St John Ambulance and the Order of Malta and contain a range of First Aid products such as bandages, adherent dressings, and antiseptic wipes, face shield and itch relief. These kits will mean first aid can be provided to the most remote areas of Timor-Leste.

The kits will be delivered to the consulate in Darwin and David Scarf AM, the Ambassador of the Sovereign Order of Malta to the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste will be organising the distribution of these kits.

If you would like to support our humanitarian activities in Timor-Leste you can donate using our secure online donation facility.

The Australian Association

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.