In the context of encouraging national and international interest in improving the health and nutritional status of women and children in Timor-Leste, the Alola Foundation is proud of its particular contribution to improving maternal and child health.
The Alola Foundation has long stood commitment to support in improving maternal and child health in Timor-Leste. It has indicated that Infant mortality rates are decrease from 45 out of every 1,000 to 30 children out of every 1,000 live birth and number of mothers were access to health facility for save delivery are almost 50 %. Moreover, women estimated to be malnourished are declining from 27 % to 23%, and 45 % of children under 5 underweight decrease to 40%; and, 58 % children fewer than 5 identified with stunted growth are decline to 46% . Those data has been showing that there are some improvement in area of maternal and child health. However, it’s still considering higher and unacceptable thus continue to fortify its interventions trough engaging community and entire stakeholder to participate in eradicating malnutrition, and reducing maternal mortality is needed.
Fortify the community member become critical with the deep awareness to contribute and taking the responsibility of Maternal and Child health issue within their communities are the strategies that adopted and applying by Alola in designing and implementing the activities in national and rural area. The Alola’s MCH program utilizes a range of strategies concentrating at multiple levels in nationally and municipalities’ trough health facilities including hospitals, community health centers , local health posts, and within the broader community.