Earlier this year Ryder-Cheshire NZ gave $50,000 to help pay for the construction of a second ward at Klibur Domin to treat Multi Drug Resistant TB patients. Klibur Domin is a Ryder-Cheshire Centre in Timor-Leste. It has the only long-term MDR-TB treatment facility in Timor-Leste and is seen as a key player in getting on top of this major health problem.
This second ward has now been completed. Seven MDR-TB patients are currently being treated there and it is expected that the 10 beds now available at the Centre will soon be occupied.
Also being built at the Centre are a volunteers' cottage, a students' cottage, roadway edges and re-surfacing and landscaping and gardens.
The volunteers' cottage will have 16 beds. It will be able to cater for larger groups such as school and university students.
There are currently nine volunteers at Klibur Domin.