Timor-Leste is a country in Australasia with a population of 1 million people and a life expectancy at birth of 63 years (males) and 65 years (females). Timor-Leste is one of the youngest countries (with South Sudan) supported by the UHC Partnership as it became independent only in 2002. A National Health Sector Coordination Committee serves as a forum for the Ministry of Health, development partners and other stakeholders to discuss health policies and challenges in the health sector and to oversee the implementation of projects and programmes guided by the National Health Sector Strategic Plan 2011-2030. A flagship programme is ‘Saúde na Familia’, a family-based, multi-expert team domiciliary visit programme to increase access to health care in the most remote areas of the country. You can access important country documents by clicking here.

Key Health Indicators Country Fact Sheet