UNICEF hands over equipment to Ministry of Health to help boost child and maternal health and nutrition programming

13 December 2019
UNICEF hands over equipment to Ministry of Health to help boost child and maternal health and nutrition programming
UNICEF Timor-Leste/2019/Monemnasi

Dili. 13 December 2019. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), today, handed over a range of equipment to the Ministry of Health to help boost maternal and child health and nutrition programming in Timor-Leste. The equipment was handed over to Dr. Odete da Silva Viegas, Director General of Health Service Delivery of the Ministry of Health by Valérie Taton, UNICEF Representative in Timor-Leste. 

The equipment includes gynecology examination and delivery tables, midwifery kits, warmer systems, sterilizers, resuscitators, doppler FHR detectors, cooking demonstration equipment, and information technology material. All of the equipment will be sent to hospitals and health centers across Timor-Leste and will help improve care for mothers, babies and children.

“We know that giving every child a fair chance to survive and thrive depends on more than a single intervention. It requires government, healthcare workers, communities and families to follow through on their responsibilities for children, be it the provision of quality healthcare and information by the government, the responsibility of families and communities in ensuring babies and children receive the right nutrition, immunization and care, or ensuring data is collected, analyzed and used to improve services,” said Ms.Taton during the ceremony. 

The medical equipment would be for Viqueque municipality, health promotion equipment to Aileu, Ainaro, Bobonaro, Ermera and Viqueque municipalities and equipment for nutrition programming for use by all Nutrition Coordinators and District health Public Health Officers from thirteen municipalities. 

The equipment and material support will facilitate the provision of standard quality health care services, enhance knowledge of populations on healthy living and care seeking, and, in turn, improve the health condition of babies, children and mothers across Timor-Leste.

The provision of equipment complements the technical and financial support by UNICEF and other partners to help build the capacity of the health sector in Timor-Leste. 

The equipment and UNICEF’s nutrition programme are funded by the European Union (EU) and Japan’s National Committee for UNICEF.

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UNICEF entrega ekipamentu ba Ministeriu Saúde atu ajuda hadi'ak programa saúde maternal no nutrisaun


Dili, 13 Dezembru 2019 – Fundus Nasoins Unidas ba Labarik (UNICEF) ohin loron entrega ona ekipamentu balun ba Ministeriu Saúde atu ajuda hadi'ak programa saúde inan no oan no nutrisaun iha Timor-Leste. Ekipamentu hirak ne’e entrega ba Dra. Odete da Silva Viegas, Diretor Jeral Prestasaun Servisu Saúde, Ministeriu Saúde husi Sra. Valérie Taton, Reprezentativa UNICEF iha Timor-Leste.

Ekipamentu hirak ne’e inklui exame jenekolojia no meza servisu, ekipamentu obstetríka, sistema akesimentu, esterelizador, resusitador, detektor doppler FHR, ekipamentu demonstrasaun te’in-nian, no material teknolojia informasaun. Ekipamentu hirak ne’e hotu sei haruka ba óspital sira no sentru saúde sira iha Timor-Leste laran tomak no sei ajuda mellora kuidadu inan, bebé no labarik sira.

“Ita hatene katak fó ba labarik hotu oportunidade ida justu ba moris no dezenvolve depende liu ba intervensaun únika. Ne’e rekere Governu, professional saúde sira, komunidade no família tuir sira-nia responsabilidade ba sira-nia labarik sira, iha provizaun kualidade kuidadu saúde no informasaun husi governu, responsabilidade husi família no komunidade sira hodi garante bebé no labarik sira simu nutrisaun lolos, imunizasaun no kuidadu, ka garante kolesaun dadus, analiza no uza servisu melloradu sira,” dehan Sra. Taton durante serimonia. 

Ekipamentu médiku sira sei fó ba munisipiu Viqueque, ekipamentu promosaun saúde ba Munisipiu Aileu, Ainaro, Bobonaro, Ermera no Viqueque no ekipamentu ba programa nutrisaun uza ba Kordenador Nutrisaun hotu no profisional Saúde Públika husi munisipiu sanulu-resin tolu.

Apoiu ekipamentu no material hirak ne’e sei fasilita provizaun padraun kualidade servisu kuidadu saúde sira, fortifika koñesimentu populasaun kona-ba saúde moris no buka kuidadu no mellora bebé sira-nia kondisaun saúde, labarik no inan sira iha Timor-Leste laran tomak.  

Provizaun ekipamentu sira ne’e komplementa apoi tékniku no finansial husi UNICEF no parseiru sira seluk atu ajuda hasa’e kapasidade setór saúde iha Timor-Leste.

Ekipamentu hirak ne’e no UNICEF nia programa nutrisaun finansia husi Uniaun Europeia no Komite Nasional Japaun ba UNICEF.

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