Wed, 12/22/2021 | News

Social media campaign launched to encourage vaccination uptake in Timor-Leste

Researchers from Menzies School of Health working in Timor-Leste recently launched a video campaign, in collaboration with the Timor-Leste Ministry of Health, to help the local community to understand the benefits of vaccination in their own language and encourage COVID-19 vaccine uptake.

Currently, 1,142,003 vaccine doses have been administered in Timor-Leste (data current as of 6 December 2021).

A member of the community receives a COVID-19 vaccine at the Timor-Leste Ministry of Health vaccination clinic
A member of the community receives a COVID-19 vaccine at the Timor-Leste Ministry of Health vaccination clinic. Image courtesy of Menzies School of Health Research. 

 

The videos feature various Menzies team members, including project coordinators, nurses and project officers, and local community members. There are five different videos in the most commonly spoken languages of Timor-Leste: Mambae, Makasae, Bunak, Kemak and Fataluku. The videos are available to view below on the Menzies Facebook page and on the Timor-Leste Ministry of Health Facebook page: 

  • COVID-19 vaccination video in Mambae
  • COVID-19 vaccination video in Makasae 
  • COVID-19 vaccination video in Bunak
  • COVID-19 vaccination video in Kemak 
  • COVID-19 vaccination video in Fataluku 

The Menzies School of Health research team is an ARIA member and is currently working on projects in Timor-Leste to support COVID-19 and other vaccine preventable disease surveillance through the ARIA-RISE project. Learn more about ARIA-RISE projects in Timor-Leste here.

Read more about the Menzies support for Timor-Leste here.