WHO commits to keep its cooperation with MoH next year

WHO commits to keep its cooperation with MoH next year

Representative of WHO in Timor-Leste, Arvin Mathur (Image Tatoli/Francisco Sony)

DILI, 20 december 2021 (TATOLI) – The World Health Organization (WHO) is committed to maintaining its cooperation with the Ministry of Health in 2022.

“WHO supported the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of five referral hospitals, including Baucau, Maliana, Maubisse, Oé-Cusse, and Covalima, with medical equipment this year and we expect to keep the cooperation with MoH in 2022,” WHO Representative, Arvind Mathur told TATOLI in Caicoli, Dili.

One of the WHO’s plans is to provide training for the health professionals in the laboratory and health management system (HMS),” he said.

Mathur said WHO will also continue to supporting the Ministry of Health in fighting against the covid-19 in Timor-Leste.

WHO had planned to support MoH’s other programs, particularly the health care unit for non-communicable diseases and the vaccination of pregnant women.

“We have a program to share information on health care and screening test so that people can understand the terms and the work of doctors regarding covid-19 and other diseases,” he stressed.

Mathur said WHO is supported by three donors – the European Union (EU), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) of Australia.

Journalist: Jesuína Xavier

Editor: Maria Auxiliadora

Translation: Filomeno Martins

Editor: Nelia Borges Rosario


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