We have a plan to treat more patients, to build health capacity and to tackle the root causes of poor heart health in Timor-Leste.

As part of our 2017-20 strategic plan, we will focus on growing our provision of in-country services while continuing to support improvements in cardiac care in Timor-Leste.

Cardiac care in Australia and Timor-Leste

We will work toward providing surgery for patients in Timor-Leste, while sustaining our surgical program in Australia.

Initiatives achieved and underway include:

  • Visiting teams offering cardiac surgery in Timor-Leste
  • More patients treated in Australia
  • Screening clinics in outlying districts in Timor-Leste

Strengthen our organisation

We will ensure we have the people, facilities and systems needed to support our growth.

Initiatives achieved and underway include:

  • Clinical succession planning
  • Additional staff member
  • Permanent services in Timor-Leste

Health promotion and education

We will continue to support the work of health institutions and professionals in Timor-Leste and strengthen our role in preventative health.

Initiatives achieved and underway include:

  • Penicillin treatment to prevent rheumatic heart disease
  • Scholarships and professional development for Timorese practitioners

Awareness and support

We will professionally market our organisation and use ambassadors to attract new donors and corporate and philanthropic support.

Initiatives achieved and underway include:

  • Annual revenue increased and growing
  • More donors
  • Multi-year agreements with partners

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