Subject: East Timor International and Local Media Monitoring Sep 17 2004

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Timor Leste International and Local Media Monitoring September 17, 2004

Timor Post

27 mental illness patients recovered

The total number of mental illness patients in the district of Ermera is 87, according to data collected from 2002-2004 shown in District Health Department. The patients come from five sub-districts (Atsabe:6, Letefoho:21, Hatolia:16, Ermera:31 and Railaco: 12). Mr. Antonio de Jesus Fatima, the coordinator of Mental Health Ermera said 27 patients have now recovered. However, they are still recommended to continue taking medicines. Mr. De Jesus added that mental illness causes by family problems, economy, war, trauma, etc. He also noted that this service is supported by AusAID.

Public schools charged with nepotism

Parents are to inform the National Parliament if they find that public schools only take family member for enrolment, Mr. Antonio Cardoco, The chief of Education commission said. He said such action needs to be seriously considered and resolved according to the regulations established by the government of Timor Leste.

Suara Timor Lorosa'e(STL)

Media has the role to stop HIV/AIDS

A one day workshop was conducted by the Ministry of Health in cooperation with UNICEF for journalists in Ministry of Health?s office. The theme of this workshop is "How to prevent HIV/AIDS in Timor Leste". This is to celebrate the International AIDS Day, December 01. Journalists were informed of basic information about HIV/AIDS and the role of media to transfer information to the community in this nation.

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