We provide direct healthcare services through a dedicated team of both national and international healthcare professionals. We work to attract and develop relationships with physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals and staff to establish an extensive network that can provide effective patient care.
It is in this way that we support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 3 and help to ensure that nobody is left behind in the provision of healthcare.
Our staff and volunteers travel through rural Timor-Leste, living in villages for short periods of time to provide healthcare as well as to link individuals and families to other organisations that provide services to address socio-economic determinants of health.
Our healthcare work will prevent death and disease while promoting individual and family wellbeing. This includes a focus on:
- communicable diseases;
- maternal and child healthcare;
- oral health and tooth decay;
- eye care;
- supporting people with disabilities;
- mental healthcare support; and
- health promotion and education through sustained focus on school health initiatives, and on highly prevalent risky behaviours, including tobacco and alcohol use.
Special care is also taken to address the health needs of the elderly and people with disabilities.
In providing effective healthcare, Saúde Ba Ema Hotu will endeavour to visit each home and family in selected areas on a yearly basis to conduct a general check-up of health and other needs.
As well as undertaking these house visits, Saúde Ba Ema Hotu will also make regular visits to address direct healthcare needs.
Making use of our strong relationships within the sector, we adopt a cooperative and collaborative approach with both the Ministry of Health and other healthcare organisations to provide the best possible care.
In addition to direct health care provision, Saúde Ba Ema Hotu will also work to enhance human and institutional capacity building for better provision of quality care.