Malaria & Dengue

Progress of Activity Malaria Control in Timor Leste 2007-2009

In Timor Leste, Malaria is a major public health problem and the leading cause of morbidity and mortality with approximately 200,000 clinical and confirmed malaria cases and about 20 to 60 deaths per year. The disease burden and economic loss due to the disease is enormous. Between 20 to 40% of all outpatients and 30% of all hospital admissions present from symptomatic malaria. Malaria incidence is quite high among the under 5 years of age children group, which represents nearly 37-34% of the total cases.


Our vision is to achieve MDG goals by 2015 in making malaria no longer a cause of mortality and a barrier to socio-economic developmental growth in Timor-Leste.


Our mission is to enable sustained delivery and use of most effective prevention and treatment for those affected most by malaria.

Overall Goal:

Over overall of National Malaria Control is to reduce the burden of malaria in Timor Leste.

Malaria Control Strategy:

In line with the Global Malaria Control Strategy, adopted in 1992 by a Ministerial Conference on malaria held in Amsterdam, and subsequently endorsed by the World Health Assembly and the UN General Assembly in 1993 and in line with WHO-SEARO scale up strategy, Timor-Leste malaria control strategy is based on 4 imperative:

ΓÇó Provide early diagnosis and prompt treatment of malaria
ΓÇó Distributing LLIN to high risk group
ΓÇó Providing integrated Vector Control
ΓÇó Establishing epidemic preparedness and Response


Overall Objectives:

a) To reduce malaria mortality by 30% of the level in 2006 by 2012.
b) To reduce malaria morbidity by 30% of the level in 2006 by 2012.
c) To reduce malaria morbidity among pregnant women and children under five years by 50% of the level in 2006 by 2012.
d) To reduce malaria prevalence among the population at risk by 25% of the level in 2008 by 2012.