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. Moldova’s Ministry of Health is guided by a National Public Health Strategy 2014-2020, inscribed within the National Health Policy 2007-2021. You can access important country documents by clicking here.

Key Health Indicators Country Fact Sheet

In the Local Media

Sep 01, 2017

Health Financing for UHC

Aug 10, 2017

Course on health financing for universal heal...

Link

Feb 25, 2016

Sharing experience of health policy dialogue ...

Link

Jul 23, 2015

WHO-Europe | Moldovan study visit to Estonia ...

DownloadLink

Jul 18, 2015

WHO-Europe | Mapping a national plan for qual...

DownloadLink

Jun 23, 2014

Identifying barriers to better TB outcomes in...

DownloadLink

May 02, 2014

Health system assessment identifies steps to ...

DownloadLink

Feb 07, 2014

Joint efforts to curb out-of-pocket payments ...

DownloadLink

Dec 17, 2013

Broad platform for strategic health reform in...

DownloadLink

Mar 21, 2013

Policy dialogue on health service delivery in...

DownloadLink

Nov 26, 2012

A comprehensive review of policies, achieveme...

DownloadLink

Oct 02, 2012

Basis to develop a vision for Child and Adole...

DownloadLink

Sep 27, 2012

Improving access to quality medicines in the ...

DownloadLink

Jun 16, 2012

Republic of Moldova reviews financing policy ...

DownloadLink

Apr 26, 2012

Republic of Moldova hosts launch of global in...

DownloadLink

Reports on Road Map Activities

Mouseover on to see more information about the percentages

  • 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%

Mouseover on to see more information about the percentages

  • Finalized / In completion
  • On Track
  • Postponed
  • Cancelled
  • ER1 : Countries will have prepared/developed/updated/adapted their NHPSP through an inclusive policy dialogue process leading to better coverage with essential health services, financial risk protection and health equity
  • Brown-bag lunches
  • 100%
  • A continous dialogue with stakeholders from the parliament and polical to gain their support od the health reforms, strategies and plans
  • 100%
  • A social Network Analysis examining impact of policy dialogue on health systems in Republic of Moldova
  • 100%
  • Communications strategy Evaluation and futher improvement of communication towards health policy
  • 100%
  • Suppot the development of SRH strategic document
  • 50%
  • Support and conducting capacity building sessions on the new Tobacco Control Law
  • 100%
  • ER2 : Countries will have put in place expertise, monitoring and evaluation systems and annual health sector reviews
  • National Health Forum
  • 100%
  • Sub-national policy dialogues
  • 100%
  • ER3 : Countries requesting health financing (HF) support will have modified their financing strategies and systems to move more rapidly towards universal coverage (UC), with a particular focus on the poor and vulnerable
  • Further work on local health profiles to involve local public authorities to develop multi-sector action plan at local/district level directed to improve the population health status
  • 100%
  • Consolidation of national stakeholder's capacities on measuring universal health coverage
  • 80%
  • Continued technical assistance in rational drug use, positive list of medicines to improve access to medicines and UHC
  • 100%
  • ER5 : Accurate, up-to-date evidence on what works and what does not work regarding health financing reforms for universal coverage is available and shared across countries
  • Round table with key decision makers to discuss the new evidence of financial protection and possible policy options to improve
  • 100%
  • Strenghtening health diplomacy capacities of national stakeholders
  • 100%
  • An assessment of how quality of care is regulated, followed and monitored in the health care system
  • 100%
  • Study visits on medicines policies, health financing and health systems to strenghten capacities and facilitate experience exchange of national stakeholders
  • 100%
  • Coordination and facilitate of a study visit on health on heath system strenghtening and reforms to support improving access and UHC
  • 100%
  • A video spot to share the country experience in supporting the policy dialogue to strengthen national health policies strategies and plans
  • 100%
  • Technical assistance on quality of care improvement
  • 100%