Below is an alphabetical list of organisations
and individuals who have helped Bairo Pite Clinic provide assistance
to the ill and needy of East Timor.
The objective of the medical supplies and services
(MSS) Program from AFAP is to provide hospital equipment and medical
supplies to hospitals and health centres in developing nations.
AFAP collects superseded and surplus equipment which are no longer
required by NSW nursing homes, private and public hospitals. AFAP
then refurbishes them in their warehouse and ships them to hospitals
and clinics in developing nations. The recycling of superseded
equipment also helps the environment in Australia as it reduces
demand in landfills in NSW.
|has offered medical volunteers cheap flights Darwin to Dili.
|ARMS (Australian Relief & Mercy Services Ltd) has helped
with the provision of a new ablution block and provided on
going medical aid for a Bairo Pite Clinic.
has helped out with local fund raising events, and hosts a bi-monthly
Quiz Night in Dili to raise funds for BPC.
|the local publisher and distributer of many major medical
books donated 100 kg of medical text books to Bairo Pite Clinic
which one day may be used in East Timor's medical school.
|has assisted with transport of donated medical supplies
from Darwin to Dili.
donated an air-conditioned prefabricated medical
building to the Bairo Pite Clinic currently used as a minor trauma
and dental clinic. For several years Eric Hotung also made available
a fully serviced new Toyota Hilux four wheel drive used by the
clinic to provide its service to those both in and out of Dili.
Hibiscus Amcal Pharmacy
|has assisted with supply of vital medication to treat a
patient with lymphoma in East Timor, medicine that would not
have been otherwise available. This meant that she could be
treated in Dili avoiding a prolonged and expensive stay in
Dr Norihiko Kuwayama and One Stage
|provided a motor vehicle for the clinic to use.
has donated 100 kg of medicines
that will be used to treat infectious disease and other
medical problems in East Timor. In addition, Mayne also
donated a container full of medical supplies to be shared
amongst Bairo Pite Clinic, St. Bahkita Clinic in Eurulo
and Dili General Hospital. The generosity of Mayne in Perth
and Darwin is greatly appreciated.
Pathology Darwin recently donated much needed microscopy
slides for use the BPC Pathology laboratory for TB and malaria
smears. Mr Alan Richardson, the Darwin manager has also
visited East Timor. It is hoped that a lasting relationship
between the BPC Laboratory and Mayne Diagnostic can be established
|the Madison, Wisconsin Support Groups for East Timor helps
raise funds in the USA for groups including Bairo Pite Clinic.
Dr Mark Moore
The Adelaide-based plastic
surgeon assists in providing medication for treatment of
BPC patients. Dr Moore works in conjunction with the Overseas
Specialist Surgical Association of Australia
is a non-profit, non-political, humanitarian organisation
specifically aiming to provide a specialist surgical programme
and develop public health initiatives in Eastern Indonesia,
East Timor and Papua where access to any surgical care is
minimal and surgeons are few. OSSAA was initiated by clinical
team members who had travelled to West and East Timor, Flores
and Papua (Mimika/Timika) to provide specialist reconstructive
surgical services to disadvantaged people, especially children
and young adults in the region where the service is not
available and cannot be afforded.
Dr. Moore with Bertha da
Costa and Rui Arajo, Minister of Health for Timor-Leste.
Mr Mike Hartnell
recently organised a supply of the antibiotic ceftriaxone from
Sandoz Pharmaceuticals in Sydney. Mike runs a website called Interpeace
and helps raise money for Bairo Pite Clinic.
Friends Of Los Palos
OPAL (acting as a distribution agency for World Vision Australia,
Catholic Aid Organisation Caritas and Samaritan’s Purse
Australia) has supplied more than $1 million of aid medicines
to East Timor since the crisis that immediately followed the vote
for independence from Indonesia in 1999. http://www.opal.org.au
|has provided free freight of donated items into Dili.
Dili branch Represented by David Boyce firstname.lastname@example.org
phone +670 7232995
Thrifty Darwin/East Timor
Thrifty provides low-cost
accommodation for medical volunteers amongst other valuable
have donated money to assist with clinic needs. Vist them at
is a charitable trust in Singapore and has made a lump sum donation
of USD10,000 and a monthly donation of USD2,000 to Bairo Pite Clinic
for a period of two years towards the running of the clinic. Vist
their website at www.tkcfoundation.com
Variety, The Children's Charity Northern Territory
is supporting the cancer treatment of a patient suffering from
a lymphoma who is being treated by BPC. Thanks to Vicki Dennien
the Executive Director who has assisted in this project.
has offered five return flights for medical students from their
home port to Darwin at the Virgin lead in fare.
Bairo Pite Clinic would also like to recognize:
Health Alliance International
Heat Nightclub, Melbourne, Australia
IVY (International Volunteer Centre of Yamagata)
East Timor Support Group
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