What is public health? How important is public health for each of us and the society? How we can get involved in health promotion actions in our community? These and other subjects were discussed during training sessions that took place in 10 rayons: Cahul, Criuleni, Taraclia, Vulcaneati, Stefan Voda, Briceni, Edinet, Falesti, Ungheni and Orhei for representatives of the local public authorities and other sectors such as education, police, social, etc.
The events organized within the moldo-swiss project „Healthy Life: reducing the burden of non-communicable diseases” were led by Mr. Oleg Lozan, Doctor in Medical Sciences, who is as well the director of the Public Health Management School.
The goal of the trainings is to improve and consolidate the knowledge of over 250 participants about public health and motivate them to get involved in health promotion actions in their community. The multi-sectoral approach in health promotion based on evidences is considered to be a successful model due to the involvement of all sectors from a community that leads to an eventual change of behavior of the persons with regards to healthy way of living. This model is implemented in many developed countries from Europe such as: Sweden, Denmark, Portugal, etc.
The „Healthy Life” project financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and implemented by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute aims at contributing to the improvement of the health and wellbeing of the Moldovan population, especially in rural areas, through the reduction of the burden of non-communicable diseases.