WHO supports $750,000 to MoH towards nutrition and food safety in Timor-Leste

WHO supports $750,000 to MoH towards nutrition and food safety in Timor-Leste

Representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Timor-Leste, Arvin Mathur (Photo Tatoli/Francisco Sony)

DILI, 20 september 2023 (TATOLI)– The Country Representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Timor – Leste Arvind Mathur said WHO has supported the Ministry of Health towards several nutrition and food safety interventions to the tune of around $750,000.

“We have supported the MoH with various programs costing around $750,000 to strengthen the health services to improve the nutrition status and promote the food safety in Timor-Leste.,” said Arvind Mathur to TATOLI in his office UN House Obrigado Barak Cai-Coli Dili.

Mathur revealed besides supporting the grant to MoH, WHO also works together with MOH and its partners to strengthen the services of the health system in Timor-Leste.

“Our work focuses on collaborating with the Timorese government and other partners to develop and implement health programs that address a range of issues,” Marthur added

Also focused the integrated disease surveillance to capacity building, risk communication, emergency preparedness, and response.

“We work closely with the government to tackle health challenges on multiple fronts, by leveraging our expertise and resources,” he said.

Through advocacy and support for health-promoting policies, sustainable development of health systems, and targeted health programs, WHO aims to reduce the burden of diseases and improve health conditions for all Timorese people.

Ultimately, our work also contributes to poverty alleviation and gender equity, in line with Timor-Leste’s national health development goals.

“We are proud to serve Timor-Leste and look forward to continuing our important work towards a healthier, more equitable future” he concluded


Journalist: Camilo de Sousa

Editor: Nelia Borges


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