The Fund supports the work of Dr. Dan Murphy at the Bairo Pite Clinic in Dili, Timor-Leste’s capital and largest city. Dr. Murphy founded the clinic in 1999 as a start-up disaster relief effort in the war-ravaged country, which lacked even the most basic health care. He and a handful of volunteers began providing desperately needed services free of charge to the children, women and men of Timor-Leste.
Today, the Bairo Pite Clinic treats more than 600 patients free of charge every day — a remarkable accomplishment given a shoestring budget and woefully inadequate facilities. Integral to the clinic’s operation is a training program aimed at building a modern health care system for Timor-Leste by preparing Timorese as nurses, midwives, HIV counselors, tuberculosis specialists and other health care professionals.
To help build a healthy future for the people of Timor-Leste, the Fund is seeking tax-exempt contributions for two purposes:
- To support and sustain the current day-to-day operations of the Bairo Pite Clinic;
- To replace the current clinic facilities with a permanent hospital, clinic and medical school to serve Timor-Leste’s rapidly growing population.
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