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Bairo Pite Clinic; Healthcare and Medicine, Future Demands in East Timor national meeting in Madison, WI August 9, 10, 11th 2013 when the clinic’s director Dr. Dan Murphy will be visiting Madison. Main location: Room 1345,Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Ave., Madison, WI
Dr. Murphy will deliver a keynote speech “Tuberculosis : Disease of the Poor”, to the larger Madison area medical community Saturday August 10, 2013 5pm-6pm in Room 1345, of the UW-Madison Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Ave. A benefit music concert is planned for Saturday, August 10 at 8 pm – 2am at Bandung restaurant, 600 Williamson St.
For updates to the timeline & info of the meeting see http://www.medicalaideasttimor.com/ . For those who are unable to attend, live video simulcasting and archived video of the event will be available, details pending.
Statement of Purpose
The purpose of the meeting is to strengthen the network and to facilitate a better understanding of the network surrounding the Bairo Pite Clinic (BPC), its various projects, needs, players and efforts to benefit the clinic, clinic satellite projects and health care overall in East Timor. Others may identify additional ways to support the clinic and/or benefit healthcare in East Timor.
Through a better understanding of the various project efforts and volunteers, meeting participants will meet various individuals and what they have done or are doing. Meeting participants may find an appropriate area of interest in which the clinic needs a volunteer, thereby fulfilling a need. Others may offer their skills to the clinic and begin a new project, all in an effort to benefit healthcare on the impoverished island nation of East Timor/Timor Leste. Overall, this meeting is an opportunity to introduce volunteers to network project members, organizers and new potential volunteers.
Through a better understanding of the various project efforts and volunteers, meeting participants will meet various individuals and what they have done or are doing. Meeting participants may find an appropriate area of interest in which the clinic needs a volunteer, thereby fulfilling a need. Others may offer their skills to the clinic and begin a new project, all in an effort to benefit healthcare on the impoverished island nation of East Timor/Timor Leste. Overall, this meeting is an opportunity to introduce volunteers to network project members, organizers and new potential volunteers.In short : event sponsors, the BPC, and Dr Dan Murphy hope that with a better understanding of various volunteers work and projects benefiting the BPC, others who are looking to volunteer or are working on similar or related projects can improve and expand support for the clinic through their contacts and keep the growing network and volunteer base connected to East Timor’s flagship clinic and its ongoing needs and wants.
Statement of Meeting Goals
- Improve communication between various individuals and networks.
- Facilitate new projects, organizers and volunteers to fill BPC/Timorese healthcare needs.
- Increase active interest in fundraising and facilitating grants for the BPC/Timorese healthcare and/or related satellite projects of the clinic.
- Provide a good overview of the present status of BPC/Timorese healthcare and its future needs.
- Develop awareness of the growing BPC network.
Sponsorship fee is $300.00 to support and defray costs of the event. Sponsors will be given exposure on event flyers, postings and communications, unless indicated otherwise. Any and all proceeds left over after the event will be given to the Bairo Pite Clinic and will not be kept by any group or returned to the benefactor.
Sponsors and Organizational Network MAET/Medical Aid East Timor, http://aideasttimor.org, Project Plus One and UW Global Health are sponsors, please visit website http://www.medicalaideasttimor.com for sponsorship list and event updates and info.
Event Timeline ( tentative, preliminary and subject to revision )
Friday August 9, evening Welcome Event at 7 pm. Location : EVP Coffee at 1250 E. Washington Ave. This social event will include food and drink for participants, a meeting with volunteers, East Timorese students in the U.S. and U.S. medical volunteers, Medical Aid East Timor supporters, the www.aideasttimor.org network and our growing list of other sponsors. Please check website for updates. This evening’s social event is an opportunity to introduce volunteers to network project members and new potential volunteers. Note location.
Saturday Morning, August 10 : location Room 1345 Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Ave., Madison, WI
8 am – 9 am Continental breakfast will be available
9 am Introduction to Bairo Pite Clinic by Dr. Dan Murphy “Moving Forward to New Challenges” and “Miracles Galore”
Introduction to Medical Aid East Timor and the Bairo Pite Clinic support network.
Elliot Stokes, MAET Facilitating Coordinator. “17 Years Later, Now What in 2014 and beyond”
10 am Network Introductions and Reports. (Open to all participants)
Networking, Information, Discussions and Suggestions.
11:30 am-12 noon Putting Compassion to Work by Dr. Dan Murphy
Lunch : 12 Noon to 12:45 pm
1 pm – 2 pm Volunteer Panel Presentations
Michael Wauters, University of Wisconsin 4th year medical student : “Community based health care in Timor Leste : My Experience Volunteering at the Bairo Pite Clinic”
Dr. James Roelofs, Minnesota radiologist & wife Merry Lynn High tech to East Timor: The impact of a visit.
2:15 pm -3;15 pm Bairo Pite Clinic and Short-term Future Planning.
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm Bairo Pite Clinic and Long-term Planning.
4:15 pm – 5 pm East Timor’s Future Healthcare Needs and how we can help
5 pm – 6 pm keynote speech “Tuberculosis : Disease of the Poor” by Dr. Dan Murphy, director, Bairo Pite Clinic, East Timor, addressed to the larger Madison area medical community. Room 1345 Health Sciences Learning Center
Saturday August 10, Evening Benefit. 8 pm – 2 am Bandung 600 Williamson St. (Donations accepted) legendary jazz sax and flutist Hanah Jon Taylor of Madison and and Yohan of Dili, East Timor will play at Bandung , and then the Samba Novistas after 11 pm.
Sunday Morning August 11 location Room 1345 Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Ave.
8 am – 12:45 pm Working Breakfast/Brunch
8 am – 9 am, Networking For BPC and East Timorese Healthcare.
9:15 am-11:15 am, Conversations toward Planning, continued.
11:15 am- 1:45 pm, Long term Plenary Session
Global Health professionals are encouraged to share with us their similar medical experiences from other countries during the networking portion of the meeting. We hope there will be ample time provided for this exchange.
To help us gauge attendance you may wish to tell us of your plans to attend. If you are unable to attend we plan to have live video simulcasting of the event. For questions related to housing, transportation and other contingencies please contact:
- Mike Iltis firstname.lastname@example.org
- Elliot Stokes cell (303) 895-9128
Sponsors and Organizational Network
MAET/Medical Aid East Timor, www.aideasttimor.org , Project Plus One are sponsors making initial donations and will provide additional amounts later.
100% of proceeds from Medical Aid East Timor “T” shirt sales will benefit event costs and internet development. For T shirts please visit www.medicalaideasttimor.com.
Background : Dr. Dan Murphy has volunteered his services in East Timor since 1998, and now directs the Bairo Pite medical clinic in the capital city, Dili. Bairo Pite is an integral part of the new nation’s struggling health care system, and one of very few free clinics in the country.
In addition to the 400 patients who come to the clinic every day for trusted, quality care in their local language, Bairo Pite places an emphasis on training East Timorese paramedical, nursing and support staff (many of whom have been unable to continue their schooling since 1999). The clinic staff runs an acute care hospital as well as maternity and long-stay tuberculosis wards.
In October 2002, Dr. Dan Murphy was a recipient of a UN Development Program award aimed at giving special recognition of extraordinary and exemplary contribution to the advancement of sustainable human development, reduction of poverty and capacity building in East Timor. Dr.Murphy received his M.D. from the University of Iowa. He spent six years working with Ceasar Chavez at a clinic for farm workers in California, was the sole doctor for three years for a district of 200,000 people in Mozambique, another former Portuguese colony. In 1991 Dr. Murphy worked for some months in Laos with the late UW Madison professor Judy Ladinsky. In 2009, Dr. Murphy received the Medalha de Merito de Timor-Leste (East Timor Medal for Merit) from East Timor’s Prime Minister and 1996 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Jose Ramos Horta.
Donations : Please be assured that 100% of all donations go directly to East Timor to meet the Bairo Pite clinic’s pressing needs, including a reliable water system, a functional ambulance, salaries for East Timorese staff, providing quality health care for those without ability to pay. Send donations to “Medical Aid East Timor” (not tax deductible) or for tax deductible donations please contact us directly :
Medical Aid East Timor Elliot Stokes (303) 895-9128 (cell)
P.O. Box 3382, Madison, WI 53704-0382 email@example.com
It takes a minimum of US $5000/month to maintain operation of the clinic and its staff of 35 persons. This does not include cost of equipment and maintenance, such as generators to maintain a steady power source needed to refrigerate vaccines, or computers used for record keeping and medical education programs such as St. Kitt’s online medical school training, nor does it provide the scholarships needed for East Timorese medical students to get quality medical school training abroad. Your interest and support will keep the dream of a medical school in East Timor alive for the future.
Acknowledgements : Thanks go out to Project Plus One for their support, to UW Global Health for generously offering space, publicity, to Dr. Bruce Barrett of UW Family Medicine, Dr. Lori Diprete-Brown, Betsy Teigland and Jake Moskol of UW Global Health for their time and efforts
Dr Daniel Murphy, affectionately known as “Dr Dan”, receiving the East Timor Medal for Merit. It was presented to him by President Jose Ramos-Horta 20 May 2009, during the celebrations of the 7th national day, in front of a cheering crowd.