Untreated heart disease is one of the biggest health challenges facing our neighbours in Timor-Leste.
With no access to local cardiac care, young people face disability and premature death from preventable, treatable heart disease. Many live their entire lives not knowing how it feels to breathe without pain, as their health deteriorates due to heart conditions which can be readily treated in developed countries.
At East Timor Hearts Fund we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy good heart health.
We’re working with the government and health providers in Timor-Leste to help make that happen. As well as immediate help for the most critical cases, we are tackling the root causes of poor heart health in Timor-Leste with research and advocacy and education and prevention projects.