UNICEF and the Government of Australia handed over 21 vehicles to the Ministry of Health to improve health services in Timor-Leste

19 October 2021
UNICEF and the Government of Australia handed over 21 vehicles to the Ministry of Health to improve health services in Timor-Leste
UNICEF Timor-Leste/2021/Bbenevides

Dili 19 October 2021 – Today UNICEF and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) handed over 21 vehicles donated by the Australian Government through UNICEF to the Ministry of Health. These vehicles will be used to support the monitoring, supervision of the immunization and Maternal, New-born and Child Health programme and distribution of health-related products from municipality level to the primary health care centres.

The vehicles that we handed over today were procured by using the funds from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), include:
1. Thirteen (13) units of the Toyota Hilux to support the immunization and maternal, newborn and child health related programs to the thirteen (13) Municipalities
2. Two (2) units of Toyota Hilux for Immunization programs at national and SAMES; and one (1) Toyota Hilux toolbox for the national level Biomedical department, to support the vaccine and health related products distribution, training, supervision, and monitoring. 
3. Five (5) units of Truck Box Mitsubishi to support the regional warehouses/municipality health services on the distribution of the pharmaceutical product from the municipality health services to the health centers facilities.

“The provision of the infrastructure we have here is critical, especially now since the Ministry of Health is making efforts to reach more people with COVID-19 vaccination,” said Bilal Durrani, UNICEF Representative in Timor-Leste.

UNICEF, with funding from the Government of Australia, will continue to support the Ministry of Health’s Immunization Programme, Biomedical Department and SAMES (National Medicine Warehouse) for programme monitoring and supervision, including on COVID-19 vaccination. 

For more information, contact:
Ministry of Health

Mr. Raul Sarmento, coordinator of Pillar 2 (Risk Communication and Community Engagement): raulsarmento2@gmail.com

UNICEF
Rukshan Ratnam, Communication Specialist (English): rratnam@unicef.org; +670 77 23 1103
Antonio Gomez, Communication Officer: +670 77232441; angomez@unicef.org (Tetun)

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UNICEF no Governu Australia entrega ona kareta hamutuk unidade 21 ba Ministériu Saúde hodi mellora servisu saúde iha Timor-Leste 

Dili 19 Outubru 2021 – Ohin loron, UNICEF ho Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) entrega ona kareta unidade 21 doasaun husi Governu Australia liu husi UNICEF ba Ministériu Saúde. 
Kareta hirak ne’e sei uza ba apoia monitorizasaun, supervizaun ba imunizasaun no maternidade no bebé sira ne’ebé mak foin moris no programa saúde infantile, no distribuisaun produtu sira relasiona ho saúde husi nivel munisipiu ba sentru saúde primária sira.

Kareta hirak ne’ebé mak entrega ona ba Ministériu Saúde ohin loron ne’e sosa uza fundus husi DFAT, inklui:
1. Toyota Hilux 13 hodi apoia imunizasaun no maternidade, bebé foin moris no programa saúde labarik, iha munisipiu 13. 
2. Toyota Hilux 2 ba program imunizasaun sira iha nasional no SAMES; Toyota Hilux 1 ho kaixa ferramentu ba Departamentu Biomedikal nivel nasional, hodi apoia vasina no distribuisaun produtu sira relasiona ho saúde, formasaun, supervizaun no monitorizasaun.
3. Kareta Truk Box Mitsubitshi 5 hodi apoia armazen servisu saude rejional/munisipal kona-ba distribuisaun produtu farmaseutiku husi servisu saúde munisipal ba fasilidade sentru saúde sira.

“Provizaun infraestrutura mak iha ne’e importante tebes, espesialmente agora, desde ke Ministériu Saúde halo hela esforsu atu atinji ema barak ho vasinasaun COVID-19,” dehan Bilal Durrani, Reprezentativu UNICEF iha Timor-Leste.

UNICEF, ho fundu husi Governu Australia, sei apoia Ministériu Saúde nia programa imunizasaun, Departamentu Biomedical no SAMES (Armajem Nasional Medikamentu) ba programa monitorizasaun no supervizaun inklui vasinasaun COVID-19.

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Ba informasaun detallu, kontaktu:
Ministériu Saúde

Sr. Raul Sarmento, Kordenador Pillar 2 (Komunikasaun Risku no Partisipasaun Komunidade): raulsarmento2@gmail.com

UNICEF
Rukshan Ratnam, Communication Specialist (English): rratnam@unicef.org; +670 7723 1103
Antonio Gomez, Communication Officer: +670 77232441; angomez@unicef.org (Tetun)

Media contacts

Rukshan Ratnam
Communication Specialist (English)
UNICEF Timor-Leste
Tel: +67077231103
Tel: +670 331 1300, Extension: 1820
Antonio Gomes
Communication Officer (Tetum)
UNICEF Timor-Leste
Tel: +670 7723 2441
Tel: +670 331 1300, Extension: 1821

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