Nearly three-quarters of Timor-Leste’s population live rurally, in small villages and hamlets scattered through the mountainous country’s rocky slopes and dense forests. Some villages are only accessible by motorbike, boat or hours of walking—and can be completely cut off with the heavy wet-season rains. But every child has a right to good health, regardless of where they live. UNICEF and WHO is supporting the Ministry of Health of the Government of Timor-Leste to bringing the life-saving vaccines to Timor-Leste’s most vulnerable children, no matter where they live.
If you ask someone living in Timor-Leste’s capital city, Dili, where they’re from, they’ll tell you the name of their family’s village; their rural home.