Bairo Pite Clinic is recognised as the most trusted provider of free healthcare in Timor- Leste.

The vital services provided are solely dependent on your donations – we can’t do it without your gracious support!

We currently have

Guardians raising

  • $6,427

of our 2016  target of $10,000 per month


Please consider becoming a Guardian of the Bairo Foundation with a recurring donation.

Please note donations made through this form are not tax-deductible in any region.

5 Ways to Donate

Become a Bairo Foundation Guardian

Becoming a Guardian of the Bairo Foundation is one of the most rewarguardiansfinal_logo_final_editedding and cost-effective ways of ensuring sustained support to the Clinic and our patients. It’s easy and convenient with one consolidated receipt each year and helps us to better plan for the future.


Make a tax-deductible donation options through our partners:

Australia –  Action on Poverty United States and Hong Kong –  Give2Asia Or donate directly now!

Make a one time Donation

Your donation will help the impoverished people in Timor-Leste with direct access to free healthcare.

Make a tax-deductible one time donation options through our partners:

Australia –  Action on Poverty United States and Hong Kong –  Give2Asia Or donate directly now!

Phone Us

For Australians, we can take your tax-deductible donation over the phone via our partner ACTION on POVERTY, simply call

02 9906 3792

Make a Direct Deposit

You can make a tax deductible direct deposit into our bank account. Please contact us via mail, telephone or email to advise you have made a donation so we can provide you with a receipt.

Account details: Bairo Pite Clinic AUSTRALIA
Bank: ANZ Bank, Martin Place Sydney  NSW 2000
BSB: 012 055
Account Number : 4931 55093

Bairo Pite Clinic in Dili
Account Name: Bairo Pite Clinic
Bank: ANZ Bank
Bank Address: Level 3, Timor Plaza, Rua Presidente Nicolau Lobato, Comoro, Dili. East Timor
Account Name: Bairo Pite Clinic
Clinic Address: Bairo Pite, Dili. East Timor
BSB: 018 950
Bank Account #: 107476
IBAN #: TL380030000000010747609

For 16 years, the Bairo Pite Clinic has advanced the vision of enabling free and critical healthcare to the people of Timor Leste.

Our longstanding commitment and the deep expertise of our local staff has established us as a trusted partner in the region with a proven track record of effecting change. We bring together individuals and institutions to address the severe health issues facing Timor Leste today.

Measured by both income and human development indicators, Timor-Leste is one of the world’s least developed countries. More than 40 per cent of the population lives below the poverty line of USD 88 cents a day. The vast majority of the poorer and more vulnerable communities live in the rural areas. The major health problems currently affecting Timor-Leste according to the World Health Organization are:

  • One of the highest rates of women dying from pregnancy and childbirth in Asia.
  • More than 45 per cent of children are underweight for their age especially those living in rural areas.
  • Limited access to clean water and basic sanitation contributes to the spread of infectious diseases such as diarrhoea, which can be fatal.
  • Malaria is highly endemic in all districts with the highest morbidity and mortality rates reported in children.
  • Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health problem with an estimated 8,000 active TB cases nationally.
  • Infectious disease, low utilisation of skilled assistance for antenatal and poor reproductive health are the most common causes of infant mortality.
  • Sexually transmitted infections (STI) are common in sexually active age groups, mostly in Dili and Baucau districts.
  • Life expectancy is low at around 62 years.
  • Malnutrition
  • HIV management

Where your donations are utilized

There are a lot of local and international staff that keep the clinic running whilst being paid very little in a global context, especially for international medical professionals. Bairo Pite clinic pays over 80 staff including: 1 international senior doctor 13 nurses 9 midwives 9 cleaners 3 cooks 4 Drivers 2 HIV counsellors 5 Lab assistants and technicians 6 TB health care workers 2 malnutrition health care workers 2 Emergency Room assistants and many other roles that are essential to providing the best possible patient care.
Clinic Management and Administration
These are all the basic costs of keeping a facility as large as Bairo Pite Clinic running. It’s everything from the water deliveries to electricity, internet, phones, petrol cleaning products and anything else that we need to do to keep a hygienic clinic running at full capacity.
Medicine and Supplies
From paracetamol to bandages, face masks to saline solution, this is the medicines and medical supplies we need to treat our patients. We have been lucky with generous donations of supplies, but unfortunately what is on offer never exactly meets our needs. We only buy what is absolutely necessary, but with more funding we would be able to get more medicines and supplies to provide a better quality of care.
Patient Meals
Everyone needs to eat! We treat over 2000 inpatients every year, and like in any western hospital, those patents need to eat nutritious food to help them heal. Running at an average of only 50c per meal, we think it’s some of the best value found anywhere in the world.
Fundraising, Governance and Insurance
These are all the costs we incur to make sure that the clinic and it’s activites are properly funded and managed. This includes money to: Keep our accounts in order Pay for fundraising, communications and marketing activities and resources Insurance for volunteers All of our board members are volunteers and many give generously to the clinic.

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