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Order of Malta Australia


Order of Malta Clinic in Dili – we still need your help!


The Order of Malta Clinic in Dili, will provide free primary medical services to those who are unable to afford treatment and will focus on antenatal and neonatal health, and the health of children up to age 5.

While Timor-Leste has made large strides in the quality of its healthcare since independence, it still has an infant mortality rate more than ten times that of Australia.  For a country on our doorstep, it is a terrible statistic.

The clinic is scheduled to open in November and well over US$450,000 has been spent on the project thus far. The premises have been built, the fit-out is complete and much of the medical equipment has been purchased. We have appointed a Paediatrician, Nurse and Clinic Manager and the recruitment of the remaining staff is well underway. However the opening is currently being held back by lack of funds on hand to finalise the set-up costs and get us through our first few months of operation.

This facility will be by far the best in Timor-Leste and once the clinic is operational, it will generate revenue from private clients to offset expenses.  However this revenue is not an option until the Clinic is operational.

Please consider a tax deductible donation to help get us through the Clinic opening and initial months of operation. You can make a donation using our secure PayPal facility:

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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.