Small grants are offered to Primary Health Care to improve the quality of medical services

Over 140 family doctors, medical assistants and heads of health centers from 10 pilot rayons: Falesti, Ungheni, Stefan Voda, Cahul, Orhei, Criuleni, Taraclia, Vulcanesti, Edinet and Briceni have the possibility to access small grants in amount of 3500 CHF ( appx. 3000 EUR) for every project on improvement of medical services quality within the project „Healthy Life: reducing the burden of non-communicable diseases” financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

Amending the quality of medical services in primary health care is essential to improve the health of the population, reduce the costs of medical services and improve the activity of services providers.

By offering these small grants the „Healthy Life” project aims at reducing the lacks and gaps in services rendered and management of non-communicable diseases such as: diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases and others frequently met in Moldova.

To support participants in accessing the grants the project has organized a workshop during which international and national experts have presented the principles, approaches and management of the chronic patient.  As well they have been guided in how to write correctly a project, by having explained the tools that can contribute to the improvement of the quality of medical services, management of the change achieved, situational analysis, ways of taking decisions and defining objectives and indicators within a project.

Previously other two workshops sessions took place in Chisinau, Cahul and Edinet held by international experts in quality management dr. Manfried Zahorka (Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute) and Nicu Fota (Romanian-Swiss Centre for development of health system).

Additionally, the project’s experts have elaborated and disseminated a guide describing the steps of how to elaborate a project on improvement of medical services quality. The proposals accepted by the Healthy Life project’ experts shall be supported for a period of 6 to 9 months. The deadline for grants application is 12th of October 2018.

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.


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