MSHR seminar series 


Kayli Wayte and Dr Nelson Martins present ‘Conflict and resilience: The health sector's response to the 2006 crisis in Timor-Leste’, on Monday 4 June from 12pm to 1pm.

In April and May 2006, violent conflict and the collapse of law and order in Dili led to the displacement of over 150,000 people from their homes into make-shift camps. The result was an increased risk of disease transmission, reduced access to health services, and higher exposure to sexual and gender based violence and risk-taking behaviour.

Dr Martin and Ms Wayte’s research tracks the health sector's response to the crisis. The findings highlight the importance of coordination and flexibility, and uncover pre-existing weaknesses within the health system.

In their presentation they will analyse the reproductive health response in detail to illustrate how international best-practice and the national reproductive health strategy can be drawn upon in an emergency response, to ensure that health services are equitable and reach those most in need.

This seminar takes place in the Menzies Seminar Room, John Mathews Building, Royal Darwin Hospital Campus.

Visit the Menzies School of Health Research website for information about this and future seminars.