31 May 2017, World No Tobaccao Day Celebration

National Alliance Tobacco Control Celebrate World No Tobacco Day in Dili 31 May 2017. In Collaboration With Ministry of Health, World Health Organisation, Seventh Day Adventist Church Mission in Timor Leste, Saun Paulo Secondary Students Band Group and other CSO national and International.

First national conference of the Alliance in November 2014

Since founded in November 2014 by Many Hands International, National Alliance of Tobacco Control has conducted a number of tobacco control activities. In October 2014 until January 2015 a number of activities have been implemented, includes a survey of opinion leader to the district government officials in Lautem about whether tobacco is a priority issue to set a policy for its prevention strategy. This activity was followed by dialogue in district government level which was attended by hundreds of high school students and teachers. This activity drew the attention of the district government and the students and teachers about the strategy that should be placed to protect young people not to take up smoking and offer help smokers who have been addicted.

A national conference was held in Dili in November 2014 at Delta Nova Comoro where the meeting was attended by representatives of World Heath Organisation and the Department of NCD ministries of health, Professor John Toumbourou health promotion expert from Deakin University Australia, a number of local NGOs and International and Academics. This activity encourages both government and non-governmental organizations to take concrete steps to get involved in addressing issue of tobacco use in Timor Leste.


National Alliance committed to international commitment CSO NCD

In July 2015 Thomas Lopes, Sancho, And Euklidis were invited by WHO South East Asia Region to India to attend an international conference on the theme of strengthening the role of the civil society organization in addressing non communicable diseases in South East Asia Region country. Purpose of the meeting is to increase the role and awareness of CSO to collaborate with the government of member states in addressing the increasing trend of NCD risk factors that cause the higher prevalence of morbidity and mortality rates of NCD related in SEAR country.


National Alliance Launch in November 2015

November 2015 was a historic day for the National Alliance because at this time a network of national organizations formally and unanimously founded and celebrated. This organization is committed to work in the years ahead in combating NCDs through the organized National Alliance of Tobacco control. A strategic plan was signed by the organization's members were subsequently guiding advocating and work principle of community health with a vision of East Timor free of disease and death caused by smoking and tobacco smoke.


The Alliance is nominated Mr Prime Minister Rui Araujo for SEAR World Health Organisation Award for his outstanding support to tobacco eradication in East Timor

Prime Minister Talked about Tobacco Problems

The Alliance is nominated Mr Prime Minister Rui Araujo for SEAR World Health Organisation Award for his outstanding support to tobacco eradication in East Timor. 

Please click the link to go to the news http://www.thediliweekly.com/tl/notisias/13878-oms-entrega-no-tabacco-award-ba-pm-tl-singh-motiva-timoroan-livre-husi-uzus-tabaku#.WKHyI5UYXFU.link 


National Alliance of Tobacco Control Timor-Leste (NATC-TL) commemorated “World No Tobacco Day (WNTD)” at 31 May 2016. All the Alliance members come together celebrate WNTD, the member are ; NGO Belun Ba Comunidade, ESPADA foundation, NGO FMH, NGO HFTL, NGO UJPC, NGO FDT, Creative Children Timor Leste and support by World Health Organisation.

NATC organize WNTD at the Largo de Lecidere. Participated by Students from Elemantary , secondary and universities students.  Activities includes:

  1. Free tobacco walking from Jardim 5 de Maiu to Largo de Lecidere,
  2. Press conference, call for policy action to government and other UN development agency in Timor Leste
  3. Cultural activities includes: cultural dance, bridge dance, poetry, and drama: from Sanggar Haburas ond other art performer club


  • Esmeralda M. Lopes, student from ANNUR Secondary School demonstrated her message to students of ANNUR to stop smoking "because smoking can cause illness and will kill your body, students should be a good example to one and another.”

  • Regina Rosalia Amaral, student from University f Oriental (UNITAL) deliver message at WNTD celebration day to the publics and particularly to the students . She explained “Timor-Leste is one of the higher percent of male smoker in the ASEAN because of unconsciousness that’s why I love to recommend to the smokers please don’t smoke in the public because it will be cause to other people that not smoke”.

  • Fun Activity

    Fun activity, NATC also organize fun activity on that commemoration there was three activity that composed by culture dance, bridge dance, poetry, and drama that brought health issue specially disease impact of tobacco to the human.

  • Free Tobacco Walking

    NATC-TL organized free tobacco walking with participant of NATC members and representative of students and university students from Jardim 5 de Maio to Largo de Lecidere and demonstrated 3 posters with message to the public such as: 1. Tobacco causes illness, high blood pressure, heart attack, cancers, abort and diabetes, 2. Don’t smoke inside the car, restaurants, gardens and public places to minimize passive smoke and, 3. Let’s protect children, youths and pregnant women from smoke of cigarette

  • Pers Conference

    Mr. Mateus Lemos, Read the statement that brought message about danger of tobacco to the public and recommend to the government of Timor-Leste to rise up taxes for tobacco and also to engage the participation of government in Timor-Leste for combating tobacco in Timor-Leste

  • Shoot speech from Decant University UNITAL

    Ms. Angelina Juliana, vice decant of UNITAL demonstrated her message to the public and special for the students that “ tobacco are slowly killer” Ms Angelina also recommend to the students and universities to stop smoking now and save money for your study and be a good example as like student for one and another’s


On 20-25 June NATC represented by Mr. Sancho was invited by The Union Singapore through WHO country office Timor-Leste to attend Leadership program for tobacco control at Nyi Pi Taw Myanmar. The objective of the programs is to:

  1. Strengthening skills in program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, strategic communication, and advocacy;
  2. Applying principles and teories of leadership and best practices in tobacco control to address country-specific issues and challenges;
  3. Enhancing leadership and networking skills to affect policy development and implementation; and,
  4. Engaging with enhancing collaboration among a wide range of partners in the tobacco control movement

Rise Awareness, Warn People to Tobacco Harm and Lunch Free Smoke Zone Program

National Alliance for Tobacco Control (NATC) thorough Socialization and lunch free smoke zone also lunch small fund project namely Tobacco Control Advocacy Fund (TCAF) in 2016. The objective of TCAF is to enabling organisation members activities includes socialization, rise community awareness about danger of tobacco smoking, lunch free smoke zone in public places organized by organisation members of NATC. The project supported by Deakin University in partnership with Minister of Health (MoH), World Health Organization (WHO) Many Hands International and others stakeholders such as Municipal Authority, Local Leader, and CBOs. This collaboration aims to mobilise contribution to minimize mortality and morbidity in relation with tobacco epidemic in Timor Leste

TCAF carried out in 4 municipals include; Municipal Liquica, organized by organization Youth Unity for Community progress (YUCP), Municipal Aileu organized by: organization Rural Youth Action (RYA) and collaboration with organization BBC and FBD, Municipal Lautem organized by Sub Commisaun Justica e Paz (SCJP) collaborate with Esperansa Lorosa’e (ELSA) and Municipal Dili organized by East Timor Patria Libertation Founation (ESPADA) together with Dili Youth Council.


  • National orientation workshop to Alliance OCS Members on TB and NCD

    In July 2016 Alliance conducted orientation workshop to Civil Society Organisation Members and readiness to implements its strategic action plan

  • Offer help to quit smoking

    31-2 September, Motivational interview to quit trial group meeting. this program is in collaboration with Hampton Rotary Club of Melbourne Australia

  • Quit smoking and motivation to save money

    Create groups of smoker thorough motivational interview to smoker and invite them to participate in saving money meeting trial

  • SCJP organize Warn Danger of Tobacco in Municipal Lautem

    Organization Sub Commission Justice e Peace (SCJP) with collaboration with organization Esperansa Lorosa’e (ELSA) organize awareness activities, warn agriculture students on the danger of tobacco smoking. The meeting were successfully participated by student more than 200 secondary school students, teachers, and guest speakers include representatives Minister of Health (MoH) Municipal delegation, Delegation of Minister of Education and delegation of NATC

  • Lunch free smoke Zone

    Lunch free smoke Zone in SPP Fuiluro School. Strategic for prevention and launch free smoke zone in private school SPP Fuiluro in 15 of October 2016.

  • Anti Tobacco Campaign

    Anti tobacco campaign to Fuiloro Agriculture students at Fuiloro Agriculture School

  • 1. RYA organize Warm Danger of Tobacco in Municipal Aileu

    Organization RYA collaboration with organization BBC and FBD organize awareness activities about warm danger of Tobacco and strategic for prevention in Aileu, 18 of October 2016 and participated by representative of President of Municipal Aileu, NCD focal point Minister of Health (Moh), Local Leaders, university students and CBOs and OSC

  • 2. YUPC organize warm Danger of Tobacco in Municipal Liquica

    Organization Youth Unity for Community Progress organize awareness activities about warm danger of tobacco and strategic of prevention in Municipal Liquica in 20 October 2016 participated by President of Municipal, Local Leaders, police force, teachers, students and Minister of Health Municipals Delegation

  • 3. ESPADA Organize warm danger of Tobacco in Municipal Dili

    Organization East Timor Patria Liberation collaborated with Dili Youth Council (DYC) organize awareness activities about warm danger of Tobacco in Municipal Dili in 16 November 2016 participated by representative president of Municipal Dili, PNTL, Local Leader, CBOs, University students, OSC, CNJTL and speakers by World Health Organization (WHO), Minister of Health (MoH) and National Alliance for Tobacco Control (NATC)

The Alliance Hosting a First Annually Assembly “To evaluate Strength, Weakness, Opportunity and Challenges”

NATC organize first annual assembly in November 2016. THe activities was held in Dili together with the organisation members. This annual assembly is organized with the theme “Evaluate Strength, Weakness, Opportunity and Challenges”. The objectives of this assembly is to evaluate what work and what doesn't. Actiities using SWOT analysis tools to ensure future direction of the Alliance activities on tobacco control and to highlight strength and opportunity. Financial expenditure to the projects ware reported to the organisation members. Activities also includes launch new actions plans for 2017-2019. This assembly was participated by World Health Organisation Non Communicable Diseases vocal point (WHO-Timor Leste) Mr. Leonito Pinto Soares and Prof John W Toumbourou, PhD. Head of School of Psychology Deakin University ( http://www.deakin.edu.au/about-deakin/people/john-toumbourou), Director of Community That Care Australia (CTC) https://www.communitiesthatcare.org.au/about-us/people/john-toumbourou.

Launch Free Smoke Zone

7 November 2017 ANCT-TL in collaboration with CNJTL organized Launch Free Smoke Zone CNJTL Compound. Supported by Deakin University, World Health Organization-WHO and Many Hands International-MHI.