A program of small grants can be accessed by local public health councils within the project „Healthy Life: reducing the burden of non-communicable diseases”. Small grants are offered for projects on behavior change and health promotion in communities. A mandatory condition is to be in line with the national objectives focusing on specific needs of the communities.
The maximum amount offered per one project is approximative 85.000 MDL (5000 Swiss francs). The proposals can be sent in the attention of the project’s experts until 21st of December 2018 by email at email@example.com or personally at the head office of the project from Chisinau.
„Healthy Life” offers assistance to the staff and institutions involved in public health promotion from ten pilot rayons of the project to elaborate health profiles at rayon level and identify factors that influence the health of the population from the community. Based on health profiles, local public health councils shall develop action plans to reduce the impact or even exclude those risk factors.
To support participants in planning correctly their actions, over 60 persons from local public health councils and representatives of local public authorities from the following rayons: Cahul, Criuleni, Taraclia, Vulcanesti, Stefan Voda, Briceni, Edinet, Falesti, Ungheni and Orhei attended a three-days workshop.
During four days international experts from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute dr. Bernadette Peterhans and dr. Axel Hoffman have talked about the following subjects: what a project is, how objectives and expected results are set, how key partners are involved, how problems are identified, how the project is managed and evaluated, how financial resources are planned and others. The participants were involved in a series of practical exercises to understand better the information presented.
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.