16.06.2018 / Report Spine Fellowship St. Gallen Hospital, April 2018
written by Dr. Nilton
The objective applied spine surgery fellowship was to upgrade knowledge and skills in term of treatment of spine patient in Hospital National Guido Valadares. Other reason were limitation of diagnostic procedure and surgical spine instrumentation in HNGV which cause most spine patient with not appropriate diagnostic procedure and adequate management. more...
∗∗∗23.01.2018 / Ceramic Pottery in Timor Leste – initiated from Timor Foundation
written by the East Timor Development Agency
East Timor Development Agency (ETDA) is pleased to provide this report following the Official Opening of the ETDA kiln fired ceramic pottery training course on the 22nd November 2017. The opening for the ceramic pottery, a project initiative from Timor Foundation, was a great success attended by President of Timor Foundation, Josè Ramos-Horta and the CEO Miss Barbara Lietz and over 220 guests and visitors. There was considerable media interest in Official Opening from the media who provided good coverage of the opening through National Television advertising. more...
∗∗∗16.01.2018 / Brother Pierre & his pottery
written by Maya Heizmann
published by the "St.Galler Tagblatt" at the 28th of December
The Benedictine monk Pierre Hirt followed the invitation to Timor-Leste, to teach apprentices the art of pottery. His arrival created waves as crowds gathered to learn from him. more...
∗∗∗28.11.2017 / Visiting professor from the Timor Foundation at the Hospital Nacional Guido Valadares (HNGV) from 12.9. to 2.10.2017
Written by Prof. emer. Dr. Joseph Osterwalder FESEM
My second trip to Timor Leste in the name of the Timor Foundation had 4 objectives : 1. Introduction of Point-of- Care-Ultrasound (POCUS) to the department of emergency medicine, surgery and orthopedic surgery. 2. Hand-over of several donations from the Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen (KSSG) and the Timor Foundation and instruction of physcians and nurses in their use. 3. Build up a strong relationship with the medical director, Dr. Antonio Guterres, and the head of the emergenc department (ED) Dr. Nilton da Silva . 4. To identify relevant needs of advanced health care at the HNGV and the national trauma system and select and prioritize future projects for the Timor Foundation to focus on. more...
∗∗∗11.07.2017 / Experiences teaching and working in Timor-Leste
Written by Konstantin Kern
During my time in Timor-Leste I stayed at the East Timor Development Agency (ETDA), a training center that focuses on English language studies, hospitality and tourism schooling and other business skills. First off I would like to give my thanks to the staff at the ETDA, who welcomed me with open arms and made my stay all the more enjoyable. Over the time of my stay I also taught two english courses here — Intermediate English and English for Tourism — and even though I hadn’t expected to be teaching English in Timor-Leste at all, I have to say that it was a wonderful experience. more...