114 Categories of Medical Commodities Handed Over to the Ministry of Health

Press Release

June 17, 2022

Ayumi Kimura/UNDP Timor-Leste

Medical equipments arrived in International Airport Nicolau Lobato, Dili

Dili, 13/06/2022 – UNDP Timor-Leste handed over 114 categories of medical commodities to the Ministry of Health in order to ensure continuous supply of essential medical supplies in hospitals and medical institutions in Timor-Leste.


On 13 June 2022, UNDP Timor-Leste arranged a special cargo charter flight in partnership with WFP to air lift 14 metric tons of life-saving medical supplies including essential medicines, consumables, equipment, medical instruments and accessories. The shipments contain a total of 114 different categories of medical commodities which have been successfully procured and shipped into the country by UNDP on behalf of the Ministry of Health. The medical supplies consist of 72 different categories of medical consumables (approx.4 metric ton) including 25,000 units of see-through packing without gusset, 2,000 units of Fujifilm Medical X-ray film Super HR-U30, 500 bottles of Formaldehyde, 500 ml ; 38 different categories of medical equipment and instruments/accessorises (approx.9 metric ton) including 400 sets of Dressing Set, 5 sets of Orthopaedic instruments, 4 sets of Anaesthetic Machine ; 4 different categories of essential medicines (approx.1 metric ton) including 190,000 tablets of Griseofulvin 125 mg, 5,000 units of Lignocaine 2% + Adrenaline 1:80.000 1.8ml dental cart, 4,500 bottles of Cloxacillin 125 mg/5 ml and 2,000 tablets of Phenytoin sodium 100 mg. The medical supplies and medicines were procured from various countries such as Austria, Belgium, China, Germany, Pakistan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, USA, Taiwan, Finland, India, Italy, Japan, Poland, Switzerland, and UK

The procurement of the medical supplies was done under the management of the UNDP’s Procurement Project Phase 2, co-funded by the Ministry of Health of Timor-Leste and UNDP. 

Handover Medical Equipment to ministry of Health at International Airport Nicolau Lobato, Dili

Maria Silvia Lopes/UNDP Timor-Leste


The goods receiving event was attended by Director General of Corporate Services, Mr. Marcelo Amaral from the Ministry of Health, Director of the warehouse of SAMES, Ms. Saturlina Ximenes, and UNDP Timor-Leste’s Deputy Resident Representative, Ms. Lazima Onta Bhatta. 

“It is our great pleasure to hand over a total of 114 different categories of medical commodities in cooperation with the Government of Timor-Leste. We would like to thank to the strong partnership between UNDP Timor-Leste and the Ministry of Health teams for the efficient work, and thank to Copenhagen for ensuring timely procurement and arrival of the essential medical supplies in Dili.” addressed by UNDP Timor-Leste’s Deputy Resident Representative, Ms. Lazima Onta Bhatta. The Director-General of the Minister of Health expressed his gratitude and appreciated the key role of UNDP in continuously supporting the Ministry of Health to procure and deliver required medicines, medical supplies, and equipment during the challenging time of Covid-19, ensuring uninterrupted service delivery into the country.