Government congratulates East Timor Hearts Fund on its 10th anniversary
“The Government of Timor-Leste wishes to convey its most sincere congratulations and thanks to East Timor Hearts Fund, as the non-government run organization celebrates 10 years since, thanks to their efforts, they were able to gather the necessary funds for cardiac surgery of two Timorese patients in Australia.
East Timor Hearts Fund was founded on the volunteer work of cardiologist Dr. Noel Bayley, who has a mission of providing cardiac treatments to young East Timorese, allowing them a second chance in life.
Since September 2010, East Timor Hearts Fund has performed 80 surgeries and cardiac screening for thousands of patients. They run a program to prevent rheumatic heart disease (RHD) with penicillin for more than 300 patients and have distributed personal protective equipment to assist with COVID-19.
Prime Minister Taur Matan Ruak, on behalf of the Government and the Timorese People, expresses his deep appreciation and recognition for the work of East Timor Hearts Fund over the past 10 years, in the treatment and prevention of heart disease in Timor-Leste.”
HE Taur Matan Ruak
Prime Minister of Timor-Leste