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Rapid Tests for Drug Resistance to Detect Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Period September, 2009 - December, 2020
Donor The Regents of University of California on behalf of the San Diego Campus
Description

The overall goal of the program is to reduce the average XDR-TB detection time from months to a week. XDR-TB detection time will be defined as the number of days from initiation of testing to recording of final results of all drugs for each test.
The objectives of the Programme are:

  1. To reduce the average XDR-TB detection time from months to a week;
  2. To determine agreement between rapid tests and standard DST results.
  3. To identify the genetic basis of discordant results from Aim 2.
  4. To characterize XDR-TB strains globally.

Genomic, spatial and epidemiological analysis to inform targeted TB interventions in Moldova

Period February, 2018 - December, 2020
Donor The International Union Against Tuberculosis and lung Disease, Inc.D/B/A Vital Yale University
Description

The objectives of the project are:

  1. To fully characterize TB trasmission patterns within the Republic of Moldova;
  2. To better understand the relative contribution of acquired and transmitted resistance to the MDR-TB epidemic in Moldova;
  3. To understand how WGS can be used to inform the rational targeting of TB interventions;
  4. To build local capacity for interpreting WGS data and understanding its capacity to inform local responses;
  5. To estimate costs and explore the feasibility use of WGS within the Moldovan TB program.

Health barometer of the population of the Republic of Moldova, 2019

Period January, 2019 - December, 2019
Donor The World Bank / Global Partnership for Social Accountability
Description

The Health Barometer of the Population of the Republic of Moldova, 2019 has been carried out for the second consecutive year to dynamically identify the perception of the population using the health services regarding the general opinion about the state of the health system, as well as the experience regarding the use of the medical services in the primary health care and hospital. This barometer of opinion was realized within the project "Promoting participatory social responsibility for a high-performance health system".

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Accessibility to drugs through the list of compensated drugs

Period January, 2019 - December, 2019
Donor Soros Foundation Moldova/Open Society Foundation
Description

This study is intended to analyze the changes and challenges related to the latest revisions of the evaluation mechanism, including / excluding a drug from the list of those that can compensate for the parts of the AOAM and issuing a drug for the beneficiaries of the drugs.

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Access to essential medicines in the Republic of Moldova

Period January, 2019 - December, 2019
Donor Soros Foundation Moldova/Open Society Foundation
Description

The purpose of this study is to analyze and evaluate the implementation of the concept of essential drugs in the national health system and to identify the determining factors to improve the application of the concept in practice.

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Patient Exit Survey: 2019 results

Period January, 2019 - December, 2019
Donor The World Bank / Global Partnership for Social Accountability
Description

The Patient Exit Survey: 2019 results presents the results of two surveys carried out within one year of each other in 55 hospitals in the Republic of Moldova. The main purpose of the survey is to measure the degree of satisfaction of hospitalized patients in a comparable and objective way for each public hospital in the country. The survey was conducted within the project " Implementing Participatory Social Accountability for Better Health”, implemented by the Center for Health Policy and Analysis (PAS Center) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Protection, with the financial support of the World Bank / Global Partnership for Social Responsibility.

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Palliative care in the Republic of Moldova, 2007-2017

Period January, 2018 - October, 2019
Donor Soros Foundation Moldova/Open Society Foundation
Description

The goal of the project is to boost the development of palliative care services to ensure access to services, as an integral part of the right to medical care. Under the project a comprehensive analysis of the evolution of palliative care during the period 2007-2017 is carried out by areas of palliative care: organization and administration, financing, physical and human resources, service provision.

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Analysis of the purchase of medical products, tests, laboratory reagents for the diagnosis and monitoring of the treatment of HIV, TB and hepatitis during 2017-2018.

Period September, 2018 - June, 2019
Donor UNDP, UNAIDS
Description

The goal of the study was to analyze the algorithm stipulated in the national regulatory acts on the management of the procurement of ARV, anti-TB, antiviral (hepatitis C) drugs in correlation with its actual implementation and the monitoring and analysis of the purchase prices of these drugs.


Qualitative study on Teen pregnancy in the Republic of Moldova

Period December, 2018 - May, 2019
Donor UNFPA Moldova
Description

The goal of the qualitative sociological study is to explore and identify the key factors and behavioral patterns that lead to adolescent pregnancy, thus helping to identify the necessary interventions to prevent them. 

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Validation of baseline and interim performance indicators as part of the project improving health serving the people

Period July, 2018 - March, 2019
Donor Ministry of Health The World Bank/Ukraine
Description

To conduct study for collection, processing, analysis, and use of information from patients' medical records, as required for reliable assessment of the most important indicators of the Assessment System for outcomes of the "Improving Health, Serving People" Project, verification and supplementing of existing data of medical statistics.


Technical assistance in strengthening the cooperation framework of TB / HIV sectors in the Republic of Moldova

Period January, 2018 - December, 2018
Donor The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Description

This report presents the results of the technical assistance offered by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Protection, the National Program for Tuberculosis Control and the National Program for the prevention and control of HIV / AIDS and sexually transmitted infections in strengthening the cooperation framework of the TB / HIV sectors in the Republic of Moldova.

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Health barometer of the population of the Republic of Moldova, 2018

Period January, 2018 - December, 2018
Donor The World Bank / Global Partnership for Social Accountability
Description

The Population Health Barometer was developed to identify the perception of the population using the health services regarding the general opinion about the state of the health system as well as the experience regarding the use of the medical services in the primary and hospital healthcare. This barometer of opinion was realized within the project "Promoting participatory social responsibility for a high-performance health system".

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Patient Exit Survey: 2018 results

Period January, 2018 - December, 2018
Donor The World Bank / Global Partnership for Social Accountability
Description

The Patient Exit Survey: 2018 results is the first of its kind in the health field in the Republic of Moldova and was conducted within the project " Implementing Participatory Social Accountability for Better Health”, implemented by the Center for Health Policy and Analysis (PAS Center) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Protection, with the financial support of the World Bank / Global Partnership for Social Responsibility.

The main purpose of the survey was to measure the satisfaction of the hospitalized patients in a comparable and objective way for 55 public health-care institutions in the country and to give a general score to the hospital. Also, the survey measures the satisfaction of patients regarding the quality of interaction and communication with doctors and medical staff, participation in decision-making and training on post-discharge behavior, opinion on the conditions of hospitalization, as well as evaluation of suggestions made by outpatients regarding aspects that need improvement in hospitals.

 

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Assessment of capacity building needs of NGOs working with Key Populations and relevant healthcare providers in Moldova

Period June, 2018 - August, 2018
Donor UNFPA Moldova
Description

Assessment of capacity building needs of NGOs working with Key Populations and relevant healthcare providers had the main objectives:

- Assess factors that influence key populations’ access and referral to HIV prevention services; 

- Assess organizations’ working approaches with key populations on HIV prevention; 

- Elaborate recommendations for increasing program coverage. 

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Clinical audit of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis cases in the Republic of Moldova

Period January, 2017 - December, 2017
Donor The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Description

Goals of the study; Produce strategic information on the quality of clinical management of MDR-TB cases which will be used in the decision-making on increasing life expectancy and improving the quality of life of the patients.

Objectives;

  1. Conduct a quantitative assessment of the quality of healthcare services provided to MDR-TB patients.
  2. Identify the risk factors associated with reduced success rate of the MDR-TB treatment.
  3. Identify and systematise the potential shortcomings in the treatment quality of the MDR-TB cases.
  4. Make recommendations for further improvement of the clinical management of the MDR-TB cases.

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Air quality monitoring in restaurants, cafes and pubs in Chisinau: Study of the situation after the implementation of the law on tobacco control

Period January, 2017 - December, 2017
Donor Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids” and “Bloomberg Philanthropies”
Description

The purpose of this study was to measure air quality in restaurants, cafes and pubs in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.

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The results of the repeated monitoring of restaurants, cafes, pubs, medical and educational institutions from Chisinau, Balti and Cahul, regarding the implementation of Law No. 278 of 14.12.2007 "On tobacco control"

Period January, 2017 - December, 2017
Donor Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids” and “Bloomberg Philanthropies”
Description

The purpose of this study was the repeated monitoring in restaurants, cafes, pubs, medical and educational institutions from Chisinau, Balti and Cahul, regarding the implementation of Law No. 278 of 14.12.2007 "On tobacco control" and the Decision Government no. 474 of 28.04.1998 "On the application of cash machines and control with fiscal memory for cash settlements"

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Tuberculosis in Moldova: knowledge, attitudes and practices of the general population and of the affected key population, 2017

Period January, 2017 - December, 2017
Donor The Global Fund to Fight Against AIDS,Tuberculosis and Malaria
Description

The primary purpose of the study was to evaluate the level of knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding tuberculosis among the general population and the key groups affected. For this purpose, a survey was carried out that included 2 large groups: the general population and the affected groups, namely: migrants, people living with HIV, people using drugs, homeless people and people in detention.

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Ensuring with ARV drugs 2010-2016

Period January, 2017 - December, 2017
Donor Soros Foundation Moldova/Open Society Foundation
Description

This study is a continuation of the study conducted in 2013 as part of PAS Center’s Health Monitor project. Its purpose was to provide a situation analysis of procurement of ARV drugs and identification of possible scenarios in the context of transition from procurement of drugs through external sources to procurement using national public sources. The study analysed the procurement aspects during the transition period and offered some opportunities for future interventions.

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Strategy for advocacy, communication and social mobilization in tuberculosis control in the Republic of Moldova (2018-2020)

Period January, 2017 - December, 2017
Donor The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Description

The present strategy, conceived as a component of the instruments for the implementation of the National Program for tuberculosis control for the years 2016-2020, offers an integrative vision of the ACSM as an arsenal of social media, aiming at ensuring the changes of cognitive, mental and behavioral nature in relation to TB both at the scale of the whole society and for the actors involved in the control of the disease and of the persons affected by TB.

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Estimation of the size of the group of IDU prisoners

Period September, 2017 - October, 2017
Donor The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Description

The purpose of the exercise was to review all existing data related to the drug users in penitentiaries, as well as to the experience of detention of the drug users, to analyze and triangulate the collected data and to estimate the population of IDU detainees and to estimate the beneficiaries of the risk reduction programs in the penitentiary system.

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Integrated Bio-behavioral study in key populations (IDUs, SWs, MSM and inmates) at higher risk

Period March, 2016 - September, 2017
Donor The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Description

The study goal was to gather strategic information regarding the risk factors contributing to transmission of HIV, virus of Hepatitis B and C, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases in key populations as people who inject drugs (PWID), commercial sex workers (SWs), men who have sex with men (MSM) and prisoners for a better advocacy, planning, and design of the future prevention programs. 

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Estimation of the size of the groups of Injectable Drug Users, Female Sex Workers, Men who have Sex with Men, Republic of Moldova

Period April, 2017 - August, 2017
Donor The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Description

The purpose of the exercise is to estimate the number of injecting drug users (IDU), female sex workers (SWs) and men who have sex with men (MSM) in the Republic of Moldova.

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Evaluation of the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) involvement in TB control in the Republic of Moldova

Period February, 2017 - March, 2017
Donor The Global Fund to Fight Against AIDS,Tuberculosis and Malaria
Description

The evaluation of the Global fund grant to small NGOs aims at generating information on strengths and weaknesses of NGO engagement in TB control, required actions for ensuring sustainability and potential areas for future interventions. 

The specific objectives are:

1. To assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the NGO´s contribution

2. To assess the sustainability beyond Global Fund support

3. To generate information on strengths and weaknesses of NGO engagement 

4. To identify potential areas for future interventions 


Evaluation of opioid substitution therapy in the Republic of Moldova

Period January, 2012 - December, 2016
Donor The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Description

The evaluation of opioid substitution treatment services in Moldova was conducted under the program "Strengthening the HIV control in Moldova, 2015 - 2017", financed by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and implemented by the Centre for Health Policies and Studies in collaboration with the Republican Narcological Dispensary. 

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Results of the monitoring of cafes, pubs, restaurants in Chisinau and Balti mun. Regarding the implementation of Law no. 278 of 14.12.2007 "On tobacco control" and of the Government Decision no. 474 of 28.04.1998 regarding the application of cash machines and control with fiscal memory for carrying out cash settlements, between 23 September - 6 November 2016

Period January, 2016 - December, 2016
Donor Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids” and“Bloomberg Philanthropies”
Description

The purpose of this study was to monitor restaurants, cafes, pubs, medical and educational institutions from Chisinau, Balti and Cahul, regarding the implementation of Law no. 278 of 14.12.2007 "On tobacco control" and Government Decision no. 474 of 28.04.1998 "On the application of cash machines and control with fiscal memory for cash settlements".

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Estimation of the number of drug users in prisons

Period September, 2016 - December, 2016
Donor The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Description

The exercise of estimating the size of the group of IDU detainees was carried out within the program "Strengthening HIV control in the Republic of Moldova", financed by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Turbeculosis and Malaria, implemented by the Center for Health Policy and Studies jointly with the Department of Institutions penitentiary.

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UNFPA Survey on Financial Flows for Family Planning in 2014 in the Republic of Moldova

Period October, 2015 - October, 2016
Donor UNFPA Moldova
Description

The main purpose of the survey was to improve data quality and build national capacity of the public authorities and national institutions to monitor resource flows and develop evidence-based and cost efficient policies on reproductive health, including family planning. The survey included mapping and survey of expenditures from national and international resources for family planning and forecast future expected national budget for family planning for 2016 and 2017. The survey included national government  departments,  private sector and national health insurance company, NGOs and donor agencies.


Policy analysis of non-communicable diseases in Moldova

Period November, 2015 - January, 2016
Donor Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Description

The goal was to conduct an in-depth analysis of the current status, strengths and challenges of the policy framework for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) prevention in Moldova.


Chart audit of cases with TB/HIV co-infection in Moldova

Period January, 2014 - December, 2015
Donor The Global Fund to Fight Against AIDS,Tuberculosis and Malaria
Description

Goal of the study: Produce strategic information on the quality of the clinical management of TB/HIV co-infection cases to be used in the decision-making on increasing life expectancy and improving the quality of life of PLHIV.
Objectives:

  1. Conduct a quantitative assessment of the quality of health care services provided to cases of TB/HIV co-infection
  2. Identify the risk factors associated with the mortality among the TB/HIV cases
  3. Identify and systematise the potential shortcomings in the management of the TB/HIV co-infection cases
  4. Assess the causes of death of PLHIV
  5. Make recommendations for further improvement of the clinical management of the TB/HIV co-infection cases

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Access to compensated medicines in Moldova 2014

Period January, 2014 - December, 2015
Donor Soros Foundation Moldova / Open Society Foundation
Description

The purpose of this study was to identify the barriers in the current system of reimbursed medicines at the regulatory, operational and financial level, to identify the opinions and practices of the population in accessing medicines and the impact on the health status. This study was conducted to measure the contribution of reimbursed drugs on access to drugs in the Republic of Moldova.

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Advertising and promotion of cigarettes at marketing points

Period December, 2015 - December, 2015
Donor Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids” and“Bloomberg Philanthropies”
Description

Qualitative study among children in the primary cycle of studies "Advertising and promotion of cigarettes at points of sale" focuses on determining the reaction of children to advertising and promotion of tobacco products at points of sale. The main findings of the study show that in commercial spaces, all consumers, regardless of age or whether or not they are smokers, are exposed to the influence of slogans and images that stimulate smoking.

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Estimation of the costs associated with HIV prevention programs in the penitentiary system

Period September, 2015 - December, 2015
Donor The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Description

The purpose of the exercise is to estimate the costs required for risk reduction programs in the penitentiary system per beneficiary in order to identify mechanisms for financial support from the state and for alternative financial sources from the Global Fund.


Barometer of opinion. Access and quality of hospital medical services in the perception of the population of the Republic of Moldova.

Period January, 2015 - December, 2015
Donor Soros Foundation Moldova
Description

The main purpose of the study was to identify the most relevant objections and dissatisfactions of the patients in relation to the services of diagnosis, treatment and accommodation in hospitals.
The support objectives of the research consisted in highlighting the factors that essentially determine
the functional performance of the stationaries, as well as the barriers to obtaining the necessary assistance.

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Ensuring with medicines the hospitals in the Republic of Moldova

Period January, 2015 - December, 2015
Donor Soros Foundation Moldova
Description

This analysis makes a broad feature of the current system of drug supply of hospitals, the identification of possible factors that contribute to the interruption of drug delivery and the functionality of the drug supply system, the formulation of the options that would be necessary to remedy the process of drug supply of healthcare institutions.

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Baseline Study on Project Indicator Baseline Patient Information in hospitals of Cahul, Orhei and Edinet

Period November, 2015 - December, 2015
Donor GIZ Quality Improvement of Health Services
Description

The goal was to incude the baseline indicator into the GIZ project on Quality Improvement of Health Services in Hospitals in Moldova.


End-of project evaluation of the interventions aimed to promote an integrated approach to developing services for most-at-risk adolescents and youth implemented during March 2012- December 2014

Period December, 2014 - October, 2015
Donor UNICEF Moldova
Description

The main purpose of the evaluation was to assess end of project results and achievements in relation to the project objectives and document good practices, lesson learned for future programming.


Assessment of the development of MSM / HIV services in the Republic of Moldova

Period July, 2015 - September, 2015
Donor The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Description

The purpose of this assessment was to study existing HIV-service programs for MSM and provide practical recommendations for their improvement in the direction of increasing coverage, as well as other UNGASS indicators.

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Assessment of community centres for tuberculosis outpatient care in the Republic of Moldova

Period May, 2015 - June, 2015
Donor The Global Fund to Fight Against AIDS,Tuberculosis and Malaria
Description

The current assessment of CCs for TB outpatient care in RM has the following objectives:

1) Assess the effectiveness of the current CC services.

2) Assess the current and potential future integration of the CC services into the health system of the country.

3) Assess the sustainability of the CC model of outpatient TB services delivery after the phasing out of the Global Fund support.

4) Make recommendations for a sustainable model of outpatient TB services in the country.


Access to Health Services survey in the Republic of Moldova

Period September, 2012 - June, 2015
Donor UNICEF Moldova
Description

The Center for Health Policies and Studies provided data analysis and developed the report of the 2012 Access to Health Services Survey (2012 AHSS) desk review and qualitative research. 2012 AHSS was carried out as part of Moldova Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) in 2012. The  2012 AHSS report describes the access of Moldovan population to health services and  health expenditures at last episode of illness and provides a comparison of these to the baseline data collected in 2000 before the introduction of health insurance. In addition, it provides a cross-sectional picture of health coverage dimensions based on Tanahashi framework based on the data collected in both Access to Health Module and MICS 2012.

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Assessment of the access of people living with HIV to health services

Period January, 2014 - March, 2015
Donor The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Description

The aim of the study was the geographical and financial accessibility and acceptability of health services, the use of general health services, the use of specialized medical services for people living with HIV, the availability of antiretroviral therapy and the quality of medical care during pregnancy and childbirth for women living with HIV.

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Hospital Governance in the Republic of Moldova 2014

Period March, 2014 - December, 2014
Donor Friedrich Ebert Stichtung Foundation
Description

This study has been conducted as part of the alternative mechanisms independent of existing public mechanisms andto provide further information on hospital governance framework. This study comes as a support to Ministry of Health in developing public policies in hospital sector, offers valid and relevant information on hospital governance. The study can be applied to assess progress in achieving objectives of the National Health Policy and National Health Development Strategy 2007-2017, of the Government Activity Program for the years 2013-2014 and for the Roadmap on Accelerating Reforms, Addressing the Needs of Health Sector through Investment Policies.

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Innovative model of outpatient MDR-TB case management in the context of rapid diagnosis implementation. The Demonstration Project in the Republic of Moldova

Period April, 2012 - April, 2013
Donor Otsuka SA
Description

The overall goal of the program is to combine the use of rapid diagnostic tests to identify MDR-TB patients and their treatment in outpatient conditions.
The objectives of the Programme are:

1. To establish if an outpatient-based model for MDR TB case management in Moldova can:

    • prevent the spread/amplification of drug resistant TB by limiting hospitalization;
    • maintain and/or improve adherence and treatment outcomes for MDR TB achieved through the hospital-based model of care;
    • develop/enhance service capacity for MDR TB treatment administration and side effects management;
    • contribute to infection control (e.g., contacts screening);

2. To evaluate the impact of rapid tests on initiation of appropriate treatment regimens and treatment management;
3. To compare the performance and turnaround times of:

    • Smear Microscopy, GeneXpert, solid (LJ) and liquid culture (MGIT) in identifying M. Tuberculosis;
    • GeneXpert and phenotypic DST in identifying Rifampicin resistance;
    • GenoType MTBDRsl (LPAsl) on sputum samples and on culture isolates and phenotypic DST in identifying resistance to fluoroquinolones, injectables (kanamycin, amikacin and capreomycin) and ethambutol;

4. To compare treatment outcomes of outpatient MDR TB care model to historical treatment outcome data for MDR TB hospital based model of care;
5. To evaluate the impact of rapid tests in reducing the diagnostic delay of MDR TB identification.


Public opinion on the danger of exposure to tobacco smoke and the effectiveness of anti-smoking laws

Period January, 2013 - January, 2013
Donor Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids” and“Bloomberg Philanthropies”
Description

This study was conducted for the first time in the Republic of Moldova and aims to determine the population's options regarding the prohibition of smoking in public places and in closed work spaces, as well as in public transport. The study provides details on the rights of non-smokers to breathe unpolluted air from tobacco smoke in public spaces and at their workplaces, analyzes the position of the population against the smokers' wishes to smoke at workplaces, in public places, including restaurants and pubs, presents the opinion of the population regarding the increase in taxes on cigarettes. The research also tested whether the population would support a person from the country's leadership or a political party, which will strongly promote a law that will protect the health of people and, first of all, children from tobacco smoke.

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Efficiency of policies to improve access to medicines by approving and recording producer prices for medicines

Period January, 2013 - January, 2013
Donor Soros Foundation-Moldova
Description

This document analyzes the effectiveness of policies to improve access to medicines by approving and recording producer prices for medicines in the Republic of Moldova.

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Tuberculosis in Moldova: Knowledge, Attitude and Practice in General Population, 2012

Period January, 2013 - January, 2013
Donor The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Description

The survey has been conducted by the Centre of Sociological, Politological and Psychological Analysis and Investigations „CIVIS” in the framework of the project „Empowerment of People with Tuberculosis and Communities in Moldova”, financed by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and implemented by the Center for Health Policies and Studies.

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The negative impact of data exclusivity on access to medicines

Period January, 2013 - January, 2013
Donor Soros Foundation-Moldova
Description

This express analysis aimed to analyze the negative impact of data exclusivity on access to medicines. This publication appears in the project "Health Monitor" implemented by the PAS Center with the financial support of the Soros Fundation- Moldova.

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Air quality in public food premises: Results of the air quality monitoring study in restaurants, cafes and pubs in Chisinau

Period January, 2013 - January, 2013
Donor Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids” and “Bloomberg Philanthropies”
Description

The purpose of this study was to monitor restaurants, cafes, pubs, medical and educational institutions in Chisinau.

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Ensuring ARV drugs from public sources for 2014-2016: possible scenarios

Period January, 2013 - January, 2013
Donor Soros Foundation-Moldova
Description

The aim of the study was to support the transition from the procurement of antiretroviral drugs from external sources to their procurement from public sources by analyzing the current HIV treatment situation and current procurement practices, the needs for 2014–2016, by analyzing possible scenarios for antiretroviral drugs procurement and to help identify common strategic aspects and priorities on the basis of which the Cost Strategy for the health sector for 2014–2016 should be developed.

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Barriers and Facilitating Factors in Access to Health Services in the Republic of Moldova

Period August, 2011 - June, 2012
Donor WHO
Description

This report specifically aims to:

  1. review the impact of the 2009 and 2010 amendments to the Law on Mandatory Health Insurance for the poor and uninsured (Parliament of Republic of Moldova, 2009, 2010c);
  2. explore the barriers and facilitating factors in access to health services in the Republic of Moldova, with a specific focus on barriers experienced by socially excluded populations and other vulnerable/high risk groups.

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Additional payments for salons with increased comfort in public hospitals: pros and cons

Period January, 2012 - January, 2012
Donor Soros Foundation-Moldova
Description

This express analysis aimed to study the international experience but also to evaluate the possible risks on the access and quality of the medical services, the economic effect and the implications on the corruption in the health system, the legality of the promoted initiative and the necessity of keeping the medical services against payment within the framework of public hospitals in the Republic of Moldova.

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The efficiency of public hospitals in the Republic of Moldova

Period January, 2012 - January, 2012
Donor Soros Foundation-Moldova
Description

The study aimed to evaluate the efficiency of public hospitals and its determinants, through the following specific objectives:

  1. Analysis of the technical efficiency of public hospitals through the use of the bed fund;
  2. The analysis of the technical efficiency of the public hospitals through the relation of resources allocated allocated results;
  3. Elucidation of the factors that influence the technical efficiency of the public hospitals and the formulation of the rigorous recommendations.

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Health Monitor: Access and Quality of Hospital Services in the Opinion of the General Population of the Republic of Moldova

Period December, 2010 - December, 2011
Donor Soros Foundation-Moldova
Description

The main goal of the study was to identify the level of satisfaction and quality perception of diagnostic, treatment and accomodation in hospitals. The main objectives were to identify factors that determine the functional performance of hospitals, as well as barriers in receiving appropriate health care by looking at the following aspects: access to facilities, management of hospital admission and inpatient treatment; key aspects in quality of services as perceived by the patients, aspects related to out-of-pocket payments and financial access to inpatient services; level of satisfaction with hospital services at different levels of care. 

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Evaluation of the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) programme in the Republic of Moldova

Period December, 2010 - August, 2011
Donor UNICEF Moldova
Description

The main goal of the evaluation was to assess the impact of IMCI program on health of children in the Republic of Moldova and identify barriers to ensure sustainability, acceptance and integration of the program.

The objectives were the following:  

  1. Evaluation of the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, and contribution to the general policy framework of mother and child health;  
  2. Impact evaluation of child health outcomes, taking into account baseline situation, timetable of interventions, and assessment of gender and vulnerable group dimensions where needed. The results of the evaluation were to be used by the Government, health authorities, and external donors in planning further health strategies for children under 5 years and their families.

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Impact analysis of health care reforms

Period January, 2010 - December, 2010
Donor Soros Foundation-Moldova
Description

This policy document presents an impact analysis of the reforms promoted by the Ministry of Health between September 2009 - January 2010. The impact analysis of the health reforms is part of the larger initiative of the PAS Center for the implementation of the Health Monitor in Moldova, a mechanism for monitoring of the situation in the health field by applying a comprehensive methodology.

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Stady of policies regarding the degree of decentralization

Period January, 2010 - December, 2010
Donor Soros Foundation-Moldova
Description

The study presents a summary and a general picture regarding decentralization in general, but also the possibility of applying different forms of decentralization within the health system of the Republic of Moldova.

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Study of policies related to administrative decentralization in the health sector

Period December, 2008 - December, 2009
Donor Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Moldova office
Description

Following the interests of this study there was evaluated the level of knowledge of medical staff and representatives of local public authorities regarding the process of decentralization in the domain of health care, described the attitude of medical staff and representatives of LPA towards the existent degree of decentralization and necessity in decentralization or centralization of the health care system, as well as the attitude of the respondents towards the process of autonomisation or privatization in the field of primary medical assistance and other levels of health care administration.

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Risk Factors Associated with Tuberculosis Directly Observed Treatment Default and Failure in the Republic of Moldova

Period September, 2007 - October, 2009
Donor The Global Fund to Fight Against AIDS,Tuberculosis and Malaria
Description

The goal was to identify and measure factors associated with DOT failure and default, in order to suggest suitable measures to increase the treatment success rate. The study was designed to examine qualitatively and quantitatively the factors associated with TB defaults and failures. The quantitative part of the study examines the factors associated with treatment defaults and failures in TB patients, while the qualitative study explores the opinion of providers (primary health care and TB specialists) on factors associated with poor treatment outcomes.

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Study on analysis of equity in mother and child health

Period July, 2009 - October, 2009
Donor UNICEF
Description

The study describes and assesses the extent of inequalities in maternal and child indicators and other key indicators causally relating to maternal and child health in the Republic of Moldova. The equity analysis is based on the concept of multi-factorial determinants of health, taking into account that inequalities in health arise from, and are maintained by unequal distribution of welfare, knowledge, lifestyle practices, attainment of employment, access to education, water and sanitation system, food production and social support. The study focuses on describing the state of maternal and child health inequity in Moldova through the analysis of the three types of indicators: high-level outcomes, key intermediate outcomes, and structural outcomes. In doing so, both descriptive and quantitative techniques were applied. This included the collection and description of data available from other related surveys, but also the quantitative techniques (concentration curve, concentration index, significance tests, etc) in order to attempt to quantify of the degree of inequity as it relates to wealth.

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Operational research on HIV prevalence among new TB cases in Moldova

Period September, 2007 - April, 2008
Donor USAID, WHO
Description

Study goal: to estimate HIV prevalence among newly registered TB cases in 2007 in the Republic of Moldova.
Objectives:

  1. To estimate HIV prevalence among TB new detected cases in Moldova
  2. To estimate HIV knowledge among TB patients in Moldova
  3. To reveal TB patients attitudes towards HIV/AIDS
  4. To measure HIV VCT coverage of TB patients.

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National Tuberculosis Resistance Survey data

Period September, 2007 - December, 2007
Donor American International Health Alliance (AIHA)
Description

The goal of the project: to determine the prevalence of anti-TB drug resistance, among new and previously treated cases (used as a proxy for primary and acquired drug resistance respectively), the level of MDR TB, the pattern of resistance and the implications for tuberculosis control in Moldova.

  1. To estimate prevalence of anti-TB drug resistance, particularly MDR, among new and previously treated cases in the civilian and penitentiary sectors;
  2. To compare the results of the second survey with the previous one in order to assess trends of resistance;
  3. To estimate if DR has the same distribution in the different regions of the country;
  4. To perceive the DR trend over time.

Ongoing Programs and Grants

Study on the public health response of the Republic of Moldova to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Complementary research to the Health Monitor project for good governance in the Republic of Moldova (continued, 2020)

Period November, 2020 - December, 2020
Budget USD 8,000
Donor Soros Foundation Moldova
Description

The purpose of the project is to assess the level of preparedness, alertness and response in the field of public health of the Republic of Moldova to identify, manage and care for new cases of COVID-19, in the light of the recommendations of the World Health Organization.
The basic objective is:
Ensuring the coverage of the public health response of the Republic of Moldova, in the light of WHO recommendations on COVID-19.


Support to reforms in the primary health care in Moldova

Period October, 2020 - November, 2020
Budget EUR 9,686
Donor The Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in the Republic of Moldova. Project is funded under the Lithuanian Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion Programme.
Description

The aim of the project is to support the development of a new model of primary care, based on international practices that have proven effective.

The basic objective is:
Elaboration of recommendations for the reform of primary health care based on international practices that have proven effective, contributing to the reorganization of primary health care centers with independent legal status, development of new principles to stimulate motivation, ensure stability, self-regulation, accountability and democratic principles.


Ensuring correct information and combating misinformation in the COVID-19 pandemic (Complementary activity to the Health Monitor project for good governance in the Republic of Moldova)

Period October, 2020 - January, 2022
Budget USD 38,000
Donor Soros Foundation Moldova
Description

The aim of the project is to increase public awareness and understanding of the response of each individual, community and state authorities to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Republic of Moldova.

The basic objectives are:

  1. Promoting credible information sources in the Moldovan society during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. Promoting and maintaining in the media the flow of information on COVID-19 from credible sources, based on evidence and argued by qualified specialists.

UNFPA country program for the Republic of Moldova

Period April, 2020 - December, 2020
Budget USD 22,487
Donor UNFPA Moldova
Description

The overall goal of the program is to enhanced health system capacity to develop and implement policies and programs at all levels that ensure equal access to high-quality sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights services, including commodities by those women, adolescents and youth left furthest behind, including in humanitarian settings.
Objective:

  • Capacities building of NGOs' staff to deliver qualitative HIV Prevention Services to Key Populations.

Improving national legislation in the field of pharmacy in line with international practice

Period January, 2020 - June, 2021
Budget USD 125,000
Donor Soros Foundation-Moldova
Description

Purpose:

  • To increase the population's access to medication by improving the legislative framework in the pharmaceutical field.

Objective:

  • To improve the national legislation in the pharmaceutical field with international best practices

Facilitating the efficient and effective implementation of the regulatory framework related to ensuring the access of the population to essential medicines under ambulatory conditions

Period November, 2019 - December, 2020
Budget USD 69,800
Donor Soros-Moldova Foundation
Description

The aim: to facilitate the access of the population to essential medicines under ambulatory conditions.

Оbjectives:

  1. Adjustment of the National List of Essential Medicines for adults and children prescribed in outpatient conditions, based on the current regulatory framework and recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO).
  2. Develop a set of indicators to monitor access to essential medicines for adults and children prescribed in outpatient conditions.
  3. Elaboration of the Regulation for the Selection Committee for the essential drugs.

TB-REP 2.0: Advancing people-centered quality TB care-from the new model of care towards improving DR-TB early detection and treatment outcomes

Period January, 2019 - December, 2021
Budget USD 4,998,976
Donor The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Description

The overall goal of the program is to foster timely TB case detection and improved treatment outcomes in patients with special emphasis on drug-resistant TB, in eleven Eastern European and Central Asian countries through meaningful involvement of communities and civil society and integrated people-centered TB care delivery systems able to address the needs of key and vulnerable populations.

Program interventions are structured around two main objectives:

  1. To ensure full engagement of communities and civil society in TB prevention and care for improving TB and DR-TB case detection and patient care outcomes;
  2. To strengthen health systems to enable integrated patient-centered TB and DR-TB care delivery systems for meeting challenges and addressing the needs of key populations.

Partners: World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe),TB Europe Coalition (TBEC), TB People and Global TB Caucus (GTBC).


People centered TB care in Moldova: Scaling up digital treatment adherence approach

Period July, 2018 - March, 2021
Budget USD 423,250
Donor UNOPS/STOP TB Partnership-TB REACH Initiative Wave 6
Description

The overall goal of the program is to produce additional treatment success through scaling up digital treatment adherence approach with proven success and community-led monitoring in Moldova.

Objectives:

1) To strengthen TB treatment adherence through innovative monitoring technology by rolling out video-observed treatment (VOT) at national level;

2) Increase the role of patient in TB patient-centered model of care through community role in collecting, analysis and communicate information onthe availability and quality of services, barriers to accessing these services and inequalitiesthrough promotion of community-led monitoring.


Strengthening TB control in the Republic of Moldova

Period January, 2018 - December, 2020
Budget EUR 3,960,620
Donor The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Description

The overall goal of the program is to reduce the burden of tuberculosis in Moldova by ensuring universal access to quality diagnoses and treatment, implementing sustainable patients – centred approaches, addressing the needs of high-risk groups and strengthening NTP management capacity.

Objectives:

1) To ensure universal access to timely and high quality of all forms of TB including m/XDR-TB;

2) To strengthen patient- centered approaches to M/XDR-TB treatment;

3)  To improve management of HIV- associated tuberculosis.


Enhancing the influenza surveillance and control system in the Republic of Moldova

Period March, 2010 - December, 2020
Budget USD 1,212,351
Donor Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Description

The overall goal of the program is to sustaining Influenza Surveillance Networks and Response to Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza in the Republic of Moldova.

Objectives:

1) Strengthen and maintain national routine influenza reporting as part of surveillance;

2) Review the national influenza surveillance and control system to identify shortcoming and challenges with regard to epidemiological and virological data collection, analysis, reporting, and information sharing and implementation public health measures;

3) Strengthen and maintain sentinel surveillance for SARI, ARI and ILI and expand the number of Hospital -based surveillance sentinel sites;

4) Strengthen and maintain laboratory capacities for influenza testing and reporting at the National Viral Laboratory;

5) Improve and maintain an information management system for influenza surveillance data.


Health Monitor for Good Governance in Moldova Project

Period January, 2010 - December, 2020
Budget USD 49,500 per year
Donor Soros Foundation-Moldova
Description

The overall goal of the program is to maintain and develop sustainable mechanisms for independent and neutral monitoring of health policies in order to promote good governance in the Moldova’s health system. 

The objective is to monitor central and local health authorities’ actions through constant monitoring of public policy development and subsequent reflection in mass media. The project aims to solve problems in the health system by establishing a broad dialogue between the central government (Ministry of Health), consumers of health services, civil society, multilateral and bilateral international institutions, and the other parties as well, by creating a mechanism to monitor the health system situation and the impact of policies and interventions on the health reforms stipulated in the governmental policy documents, sectoral and intersectoral policies in the field of health. This information is accessible to the public, for those who will make decisions and also for foreign partners and other stakeholders.


The Open Medical Institute (OMI) - Salzburg Medical Seminars International

Period May, 2007 - December, 2020
Budget USD 4,000 per year
Donor American Austrian Foundation, Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Culture and The Open Society Foundations
Description

The overall goal of the program is to development of human resources in the health sector.

The objective of the Programme is to systematic strengthening  of human and organizational capacity across the entire spectrum of institutions (hospitals, clinics, districts' administration in health sector, medical university, medical colleges) and health issues(including infectious diseases, the training of the professionals in health, extension of the medical services in primary health care , and quality improvement, etc.)


Closed Programs and Grants

Advocacy for the implementation of a sustainable mechanism for ensuring the transparency of public money in health

Period June, 2019 - August, 2020
Budget USD 29,993
Donor Soros-Moldova Foundation
Description

The overall goal of the program: Increased transparency, accountability, economic efficiency and the effectiveness of public money spending by public-funded health institutions.

The objective is to implement efficient and effective implementation of the legislative and normative provisions of financial transparency and activity of the public health financial institutions.


Sănătos Informațional

Period March, 2019 - October, 2019
Budget USD 6,937
Donor Internews Moldova
Description

The overall goal of the program is to combat with facts and with the help of health specialists false information about the challenges people would face when interacting with health related issues.

Objectives:

1) Increasing population's level of health awareness by counteractiogn common myths and misinformation by presenting truthful, evidence-based, expert information;

2) Combating manipulative and distorted information by public and other actors with arguments, references to legislation, analysis, evidence and their presentation in the form of analysis, investigations, news on the Platforma E-Sanatate.md.


UNFPA country programme for the Republic of Moldova

Period January, 2019 - December, 2019
Budget USD 47,539
Donor UNFPA Moldova
Description

The overall goal of the program is to enhanced health system capacity to develop and implement policies and programmes at all levels that ensure equal access to high-quality sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights services, including commodities by those women, adolescents and youths left furthest behind, including in humanitarian settings and use of high-quality disaggregated data on sexual and reproductive health, with a focus on young people and gender-based.

Objectives:

1) Assessment of the SRH indicators into health system;

2) Study on Teen Pregnancy in Republic of Moldova;

3) Assessment of compliance of services provided by NGOs working with key populations and relevant health care providers with provisions of SWIT, MSMIT, TRANSIT, IDUIT.


UNFPA country programme for the Republic of Moldova

Period January, 2018 - December, 2018
Budget USD 60,295
Donor UNFPA Moldova
Description

The overall goal of the program is to enhanced health system capacity to develop and implement policies and programs at all levels that ensure equal access to high-quality sexual andreproductive health and reproductive rights services, including commodities by those women, adolescents and youths left furthest behind, including in humanitarian settings and increased availability and use of high-quality disaggregated data on sexual and reproductive health, with a focus on young people and gender-based.

Objectives:

1) Number of NGOs staff trained in using comprehensive HIV Tools for Key Populations (SWIT, MSMIT, TRANSIT, IDUIT);

2) The national health information system includes disaggregated data on sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence.


Palliative care in Republic of Moldova

Period December, 2017 - December, 2019
Budget USD 47,378
Donor Soros Foundation-Moldova
Description

The overall goal of the program is to develop and disseminate the palliative care services to ensure access to palliative care as an integral part of the right to healthcare centered on  patient's needs.

Objectives:

1) To carry out a comprehensive analysis of the evolution of palliative care during the period 2007-2017 in the Republic of Moldova;

2) To carry out a quantitative and qualitative study on the access and quality of palliative care services in the Republic of Moldova;

3) Profduce a Final Report "Palliative Care in the Republic of Moldova. Ten years of change".


Enhancing people's access to medicines

Period November, 2017 - June, 2019
Budget USD 70,140
Donor Soros Foundation-Moldova
Description

The overall goal of the program is to promote and contribute to improve the implementation in the RM of the National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) adjusted to the WHO List of Essential Medicines (LEM) and a NLEM with Compensated Medicines List under a transparent, holistic and feasible evaluation, inclusion/exclusion of drugs in the list of compensated within the compulsory health insurance system.

Objectives:

1) Assess the implementation of the concept of essential medicines in the national health system and identifying the factors for enhancing the transfer of the concept into the national practice;

2) Analyze the evaluation mechanism, inclusion/exclusion of drugs in the list of compensations within the compulsory health insurance system.


Monitoring the distribution and use of money from Moldova's mandatory health insurance funds

Period June, 2017 - June, 2018
Budget USD 36,000
Donor Soros Foundation-Moldova
Description

The overall goal of the program is to monitor and promote the transparency of the use of public money in the health insurance system, ensuring access to the entire process, starting from the decisions of the Management Board of the National Health Insurance Company (NHIC), public/private medical and sanitary institutions and reporting.

The objective of the Programme is to present the information to decision-makers within the NHIC (Decisions of the Management Board, strategies, internal departments, financial reports, etc.) in order to promote the transparency of the process of allocating the public money intended for the contracting of public/private medical institutions.


Implementing Participatory Social Accountability for Better Health, 2016-2020

Period October, 2016 - January, 2020
Budget USD 730,000
Donor The World Bank / Global Partnership for Social Accountability
Description

The overall goal of the program is to inform users of health services in selected rayons about the performance, quality, and efficiency of hospitals and primary care clinics within a certain radius of their residence in order to improve service delivery. 

The project consist of four components: 

1) Promoting citizen monitoring of hospital performance;

2) Strengthening performance based incentive program in family medicine through social audits of primary healthcare institutions; 

3) Creating an enabling environment for informed public dialogue in health; 

4) Facilitating knowledge and learning to enhance effectiveness of social accountability interventions.


TB-REP TB Regional Eastern Europe and Central Asia Project on Strengthening Health Systems for Effective TB and Drug Resistant-TB Care, 2016-2018

Period January, 2016 - December, 2018
Budget USD 6,051,191
Donor The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Description

The overall goal of TB-REP is to improve TB and DR-TB outcomes in the targeted EECA countries through a health systems strengthening approach that leads to the wide adoption of patient centred approaches for the provision of TB and DR-TB prevention, treatment, and care services.

Objectives:

1) To increase political commitment to TB and M/XDR-TB control through regional cooper-ation and evidence sharing for better governance of national TB programs;

2) To develop and disseminate evidence on effective TB services delivery systems for im-plementation of patient-centred approaches and innovative models of care;

3) To ensure sustainable financing of TB control and efficient funds allocation mechanisms.

The 11 TB-REP countries are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Republic of Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. Organizations participating in TB-REP include the Moldovan nongovernmental organization PAS Center as the principal recipient, World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe as lead tehcnical partner, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the London School of Economics and Political Science, the European Respiratory Society, the Stop TB Partnership, the TB Europe Coalition and the Alliance for Public Health Ukraine.


Strengthening Tuberculosis control in the Republic of Moldova, 2015-2017

Period July, 2015 - December, 2017
Budget EUR 6,116,310
Donor Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Description

The overall goal of the program is to reduce the burden of tuberculosis (including M/XDR-TB) in Moldova by ensuring universal access to quality diagnosis and treatment, implementing sustainable patient-centered approaches, addressing the needs of high-risk groups and strengthening NTP management capacity.

Objectives:

1) To ensure universal access to timely and quality diagnosis of all forms of TB including M/XDR-TB;

2) To ensure universal access to quality treatment of all forms of TB including M/XDR-TB;

3) To strengthen patient-centered approaches to M/XDR-TB treatment;

4) To improve management of HIV-associated tuberculosis;

5) To strengthen national TB control program management, coordination, monitoring and evaluation.


Strengthening HIV control in Republic of Moldova, 2015-2017

Period January, 2015 - December, 2017
Budget EUR 8,248,729
Donor The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Description

The overall goal of the program is to support an effective response to HIV in the Republic of Moldova in order to reduce prevalence among KAP and AIDS related mortality through improving access KAP to essential HIV prevention, diagnostic, treatment, care and support services.

Objectives:

1) To increase access to evidence-based HIV prevention; 

2) To ensure universal access to comprehensive HIV treatment, care and support; 

3) To strengthen community capacity and ensure program sustainability.


Expanding access to rapid diagnosis of TB and MDR-TB in Moldova by Xpert MTB/RIF, with spacial emphasis on high risk groups

Period October, 2014 - March, 2016
Budget USD 929,682
Donor Stop TB Partnership, WHO, TB Reach Wave-4
Description

Goal of the project to expand access to rapid diagnosis of TB and MDR-TB in Moldova by Xpert MTB/RIF, with special emphasis on high risk groups.

Objectives:

1) Rollout of Xpert technology to the district level;                                            

2) Intensified TB case finding in prisoners using Xpert testing and strengthening TB information system in the penitentiary sector;  

3) Intensified TB case finding in PLWH tusing Xpert testing.


Enhancing TB diagnosis and MDR detection by rolling out Xpert MTB/RIF technology at district level, with special emphasis on high risk groups – prisoners and PLWH

Period October, 2011 - September, 2014
Budget USD 996,964
Donor Stop TB Partnership, WHO, TB Reach Wave-2
Description

The overall goal of the program is to enhance TB diagnosis and MDR detection by rolling out Xpert MTB/RIF technology at district level, with special emphasis on High-risk groups-prisoners and PLWH.

Objectives:

1) Rollout of Xpert technology to the district level;

2) Intensified TB case finding in prisoners by Xpert and strengthening TB information system in the penitentiary sector;

3) Intensified TB case finding in PLWH by Xpert.


Developing early childhood intervention system for children in the Republic of Moldova

Period April, 2011 - December, 2011
Budget EUR 18,890
Donor Soros Foundation Moldova, Centre for Early Intervention „Voinicel” (Moldova)
Description

The overall goal of the program is to development of the legal framework for Early Childhood Intervention in the Republic of Moldova.

The objective of the Programme is to support development of legal and policy framework to integrate early childhood interventions for children with disabilities into existing systems in the Republic of Moldova; support central and local authorities to strengthen monitoring and evaluation system on child disability.


Advocating for the Creation of the National Coordinating Council for Tobacco Control and the Development and Passage of National Comprehensive FCTC-Compliant Legislation - Smoke Free Moldova

Period February, 2011 - March, 2017
Budget USD 46,619 per year
Donor Bloomberg Philanthropies through Tobacco - Free Kids Action Fund
Description

The overall goal of the program is to align national legal framework according to WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control provisions and development of an efficient implementing mechanism.

Objectives:

1) To promote establishment and build capacity of the National Coordinating Council for Tobacco Control.

2) To advocate for the strong FCTC-compliant tobacco control legislation through NCCTC.

3) To advocate for the passage of the FCTC-compliant legislation.


Empowerment of People with Tuberculosis and Communities in Moldova, 2010-2015

Period October, 2010 - June, 2015
Budget EUR 7,434,590
Donor Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Description

The overall goal  is to reduce the burden of Tuberculosis in the Republic of Moldova.

Objectives:

First Implementation Period (October, 2010- December, 2012)

1) To ensure universal access to diagnosis and treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis;

2) Mobilize resources to support community-level partnerships;

3) Remove barriers to care for poor and other vulnerable communities;

4) Strengthen the health system and engage all available partners in TB control;

5) Advocacy, communication and social mobilization (ACSM);

6) Integrate TB services on both sides of the prison walls; and

7) Operational research in priority issues of TB.

 

Second Implementation Period (January, 2013- June,2015)

1) To strengthen community involvement and foster partnerships for effective TB control; 

2) To ensure successful TB case management through patient support and strengthening health system capacities. 


Reducing HIV-related burden in the Republic of Moldova, 2010 - 2014

Period January, 2010 - December, 2014
Budget EUR 12,057,410
Donor The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Description

The overall goal of the program is to ensure prevention among key affected populations, reduction of the negative impact of the epidemic through provision of care, treatment and support to PLHIV.

Objectives:

1) To develop capacity and ensure sustainability;

2) To support PLHIV, PWID and ensure sustainability; and

3) To ensure engagement of civil society and key affected populations and promote human rights.

The key activities implemented to reach these objectives were:

1) improving previously achieved performances to ensure higher accessibility for PLHIV to medical and no-medical services;

2) institutionalizing capacity building of service providers in HIV/AIDS through e-learning;

3) monitoring and supervision of social assistance for PLHIV;

4) increasing quality of life and improving OST adherence;

5) psycho-social support to PWID and ensuring OST adherence;

6) supporting children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS;

7) strengthening Regional Social Centers for PLHIV;

8) assessing the situation on human rights and HIV;

9) providing legal support and litigation; and

10) ensuring engagement of civil society and key affected population.

Direct target group/beneficiaries of this project are: HIV infected adults and children.

Indirect target group are: Health and social protection specialists, namely: key stakeholders at the national and relevant line institutions, primary health care providers, infectious disease physicians, MDT Care Team professionals, members of ARV teams, students of Medical University and Colleges, students of social assistance departments within Moldovan Universities, social assistants, public health managers, service providers in HIV/AIDS, NGOs and lawyers, actively working in HIV/AIDS etc.


Preventing Hepatitis B and C in Moldova Project

Period May, 2009 - April, 2011
Budget USD 1,383,760
Donor Japan Social Development Fund through World Bank
Description

The aim of the project is the prevention of viral hepatitis B and C, as well as the further development of a quality blood service.

Project objectives:

1) To increase the knowledge on ways of transmitting viral hepatitis among the vulnerable population (youth, migrants, rural population) and key population at risk (commercial sex workers, drug users, prisoners);

2) To promote the use of Voluntary Counseling and Testing services for HIV and Hepatitis B and C;

3)  To develop an all-volunteer blood donation pilot program and high-quality sustainable blood services                                                                                                                             


Providing social support and increasing PLWH's adherence to ARV treatment

Period May, 2008 - September, 2009
Budget USD 24,079
Donor Soros Foundation-Moldova
Description

The overall goal of the program is to providing social support and increasing PLWH compliance to ARV treatment.

The objective of the Programme is to providing reimbursement for travel expense for PLWH that came to the Republic Institution (DDVR) for monitoring, receiving ARV therapy and peer to peer counseling.


Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) and capacity building in voluntary counseling and testing (VCT)

Period January, 2008 - December, 2009
Budget USD 67,500
Donor The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Round 6)
Description

The overall goal of the program is to expand HIV prevention, treatment and care, to ensure universal access to Highly-active antiretroviral treatment (HAART), to increase voluntary counseling and testing among those at highest risk, and to scale up prevention for the vulnerable groups.

Project objectives:

1) To reduce sexual and mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV/STIs and transmission of HIV via needle sharing by scaling up the access of population to prevention and testing services;

2) To foster equal access of PLWHA through epansion of social and health services and measures to combat discrimination and stigma;

3) To strengthen government and community capacity to cope with the HIV epidemic, through partnerships and enhanced and coordination.


Support to orphan children and those vulnerable for HIV

Period January, 2008 - December, 2009
Budget USD 275,550
Donor The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Round 6)
Description

The overall goal of the program is to support orphans and vulnerable to HIV children through expansion of social and health services and applaying measures to combat discrimination and stigma.

Project objectives:

1) To strengthen social services for children infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS through extending and developing existing network of playrooms in Moldova, including the children room from the ARV Treatment Department;

2) To improve quality of life of children vulnerable to HIV through the organization of summer camps for rehabilitation of children and training of parents.


Strengthening TB control in the Republic of Moldova

Period October, 2007 - September, 2012
Budget USD 738,659
Donor The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Round 6)
Description

The overall goal of the program is to reduce the burden of the TB.

Project objectives:

1) To strengthen DOTS realization to improve TB detection and case management;

2) To improve management of drug resistant tuberculosis by extension of implemented DOTS-Plus Project

3) To strengthen the management and coordinator of the National Healthcare System for TB patients&Management of project;

4) To increase public awareness of tuberculosis, reduce stigmatization.


Strengthening Antiretroviral treatment adherence in the Republic of Moldova

Period May, 2007 - May, 2008
Budget USD 63,706
Donor The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Description

The overall goal of the program is to support the Government's efforts to control HIV/AIDS.

The objective of the Programme is to assist the country to achieve its health -related Millennium Development Goals (MDG) through improving Moldova's health status by reducing mortality, morbidity and transmission of Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections.