Center For Health Policies and Studies

Evaluation of opioid substitution therapy in the Republic of Moldova


The assessment of opioid substitution therapy (OST) in Moldova was organized by joint efforts of PAS Centre, UNODC and WHO Offices in Moldova. The assessment aimed at identifying constraints towards ensuring OST coverage among injection drug users (IDU), accessibility and quality of OST services and most important steps for achieving progress and efficiency in OST implementation through provision of comprehensive and integrated care to OST patients, cost-efficiency analysis including future cost implications on national budget.