Supporting maternal and child health in Timor-Leste
No child should die in their mother’s arms. Timor-Leste has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the world. Most women in rural areas cannot access adequate health services and support. Through its in-country partner, the Alola Foundation, with funding from the Rotary Club of Melbourne, Assisi provides training to community members to increase their skills to provide adequate information and support to pregnant women and new mothers. The SHIO (Self-Help Group) initiative aims to increase access to care and support through information sessions and attendance at government health clinics.
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Strategic Plan 2011-2014
Strengthening Self Help Groups (SHGs)
Sustainable Tribal Empowerment Program (STEP)