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Timor-Leste has the highest maternal and under-5 mortality rates in Southeast Asia. Building on our previous health work, USAID is working to improve the clinical skills of Ministry of Health staff to deliver high quality and high-impact basic health care services in reproductive, maternal and newborn health.

NASG Timor-Leste
USAID helped introduce a wet suit-like garment that is saving the lives of women suffering from postpartum hemorrhage in remote communities by aiding circulation.
Dr. Teodulo C. Ximenes/USAID Timor-Leste

This includes increasing provider adherence with protocols and standards, and enhancing service delivery to provide family planning counseling and increase both the percentage of women receiving antenatal care visits and the number of deliveries at health facilities.