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

See how your donation helps

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can help train a health worker in Timor-Leste to be a community heart-health
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can help us run mothers’ groups in Timor-Leste to get the message out about heart
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can pay for a community awareness event to help detect and prevent RHD
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can pay for a year of penicillin treatment for 10 patients with early RHD symptoms
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can support a community development worker to run a year of RHD information sessions
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can cover the average cost of providing a patient with life-saving heart surgery in Australia

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

 Hon Sir Peter Cosgrove

His Excellency General The Hon Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd)

I am very proud to support the work of East Timor Hearts Fund, which is delivering critical care for patients who need it today, while also working collaboratively with local people and institutions to support the development of a strong health system for tomorrow.

Excellency Xanana Gusmao

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.

Lin Jong

Lin Jong, Western Bulldogs

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.

Lin Jong

Anche Cabral, former Olympian, champion cyclist

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.

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