Universal Health Coverage Partnership

Country Profile - Republic of Moldova

The Republic of Moldova is an Eastern European country with a population of 3.5 million and a life expectancy at birth of 67 years (males) and 75 years (females).  Moldova has gone through a difficult path with the economic transition following the fall of the Iron Curtain; initially, the health status of the Moldovan population fell before picking up again due to policies that directly targeted the most disadvantaged.  Under the leadership of the Ministry of Health, the introduction of the mandatory health insurance (MHI) in 2004, combined with the re-orientation to primary care from a pre-1990 hospital-centric system, has helped to increase access to crucial health services. You can access important country documents by clicking here.

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2014 Groundbreaking Year for Health Policy Dialogue

  Along with many other countries, Republic of Moldova now faces a double burden of disease.  Multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) and …


Reports on Road Map Activities

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  • Finalized / In completion
  • On Track
  • Postponed
  • Cancelled
  • National Planning

  • National health forum
  • 100%
  • Sub-national policy dialogues
  • 100%
  • Brown-bag lunches
  • 100%
  • Further work on local health profiles to involve local public authorities to improve the health of the population
  • 100%
  • Continuous dialogue with stakeholders from the parliament and political to gain their support of the health reforms, strategies and plans
  • 100%
  • Policy dialogue (i) on addressing non-communicable diseases looking through the health system perspective, (ii) on quality of care, (ii) on tuberculosis and health system strengthening, (iv) on out-of-pocket payments
  • 100%
  • Study on non-communicable diseases and health system strenghthening to support policy dialogue, (ii) on out-of-pocket payments and inefficiencies
  • 100%
  • M&E

  • Assessment of how quality of care is regulated, followed and monitored in the health care system
  • 90%
  • Capacity Building

  • Strengthening health diplomacy capacities of national stakeholders
  • 100%
  • Consolidation of national stakeholder’s capacities on measuring universal health coverage
  • 20%
  • Medicines

  • Technical assistance in rational drug use, positive list of medicines to improve access to medicines and UHC
  • 60%

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