The Bairo Pite Clinic (BPC) is located in the capital city of Dili in East Timor (Timor-Leste, Australia’s second closest neighbour). BPC is the largest non-government provider of comprehensive healthcare services in Timor-Leste, its mission is to improve the health of the East Timorese people by providing free healthcare services. BPC was established in 1999 by Dr. Dan Murphy in the middle of the chaos and bloodshed which accompanied Timor-Leste’s vote for freedom from Indonesian rule. It quickly became a very busy place as the patients found they received good care and were treated with kindness and compassion. For 16 years, Dr. Dan has, on a voluntary basis, worked 6.5 days a week, day and night, on average seeing 150 outpatients every day. One Clinic Manager, 80 Timorese and two further expatriate medical staff join him in his efforts.
For €1,600, we can donate one oxygen concentrator to the Bairo Pite Clinic. It helps Tuberculosis patients breath in oxygen when their lungs are affected by the disease. Timor-Leste has one of the highest raRead more
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