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28 May 2008
Boosting remote village health

As the security situation improves in Timor Leste there are more opportunities to provide local communities with a helping hand. SGT Mick Carroll and his platoon had assessed that a village on their area needed medical assistance and school books. In consultation with the local Government administrator, school supplies donated by the soldiers were handed out while Army Medical Assistants conducted medical examinations and provided basic assistance for simple and preventable conditions.

The aim of the Australian contingent, along with the rest of the International Stabilisation Force, is to assist the Timor Leste Government and United Nations Police in providing a secure environment in which various groups can peacefully resolve their differences.