Prevention is better than cure
Our penicillin program helps young people with rheumatic heart disease to stay healthy
Education and awareness
From Timor-Leste’s only cardiologist to village health workers, we are supporting skills to improve heart health
Research and advocacy
Timor-Leste has one of the highest rates of rheumatic heart disease in the world
We believe that good health should be a universal right.
And we’re working hard to make that happen. Untreated heart disease is one of the biggest health challenges in Timor-Leste. As well as immediate help for the most critical cases, we are tackling the root causes of poor health in Timor-Leste with research and advocacy and education and prevention projects.
Every donation helps us to mend broken hearts and tackle the root causes of poor heart health in Timor-Leste
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Help us do more
1. Fundraise for us
We always achieve more together. Maximise your impact and help us spread the word by organising a fundraising event for your friends and family.
2. Get involved
There are so many ways to become a part of the East Timor Hearts Fund Family and each one of our supporters gets us closer to achieving our vision of a healthy Timor-Leste.
3. Volunteer with us
From our talented medical team through to administration staff and translators, our amazing volunteers make all of this possible.
Champions of our cause
His Excellency Xanana Gusmao
East Timor Hearts Fund is playing a crucial role in supporting health care in Timor-Leste. It is a great example of compassion, friendship and effective action by the Australian people to assist their neighbour.
Anche Cabral, Olympian
Too many young Timorese, especially young women and girls, suffer from heart disease. I want to use my profile as a sportswoman to tell people about avoiding rheumatic heart disease, and how organisations like East Timor Hearts Fund can help.
Sir Peter Cosgrove, peacekeeping hero
Personally – and I hope for all Australians – the continued progress of the fledgling nation of Timor-Leste is a proud legacy. I encourage anyone who shares my admiration for our neighbours in Timor-Leste to tangibly demonstrate this however they can, including by supporting the vital work of East Timor Hearts Fund.
Lin Jong, athlete
It’s easy to take health and medical services for granted when you’ve been born in one of the luckiest countries on the planet. But not everyone is so lucky. I’ve seen how life-changing heart surgery can be for our patients. I’m proud to be an ambassador for East Timor Hearts Fund.
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