Analysis of Public Health Operations, Services and Activities in the Republic of Moldova

Type Report
Title Analysis of Public Health Operations, Services and Activities in the Republic of Moldova
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2012
Publisher World Health Organization
The public health system in Republic of Moldova has undergone various reforms since
1992, as a part of wider health sector reform. The inherited sanitary-epidemiological
services were transformed into a broader public health service. Reorganization of the
public health system will continue in the coming years, both at national and regional levels,
in order to strengthen the institutional framework, building a system that can address and
respond to both communicable and noncommunicable diseases. To evaluate the current
Public Health Services and activities and to make recommendations for strengthening
their capacities, an overall assessment was carried out during 2011–2012, using the WHO
European Region self-assessment tool. This report presents the results of that assessment
of Moldovan Public Health Services, carried out as a joint effort of the WHO Regional
Office for Europe, the WHO Country Office in Moldova, the Moldovan Ministry of Health,
the National Centre of Public Health, and representatives of Centres of Public Health and
health institutions within the country. The report addresses the major challenges in the
health sector, including demographics, the low level of public health service financing, and
the significant burden of noncommunicable diseases and social and health inequalities. It
also argues in favour of promoting public health governance and a “Health in all policies”
approach through multi- and intersectoral collaboration, including the coordination of
public health activities within the health sector and beyond it. The main conclusions and
recommendations of the report will serve as a base for the development of the National
Public Health Strategy 2013–2020; a policy document for effective interventions to reduce
health inequalities and improve population health.

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