Extreme poverty impacts health and life in Moldova
Moldova is a densely populated urban country and a former member of the Soviet Union. According to the United Nations, Moldova is the poorest country in Eastern Europe. Though Moldova recently established a centralized health system, the program is in its infancy and faces serious shortages of medicines, medical supplies, and medical equipment.
Medical Teams International has shipped $10 million in humanitarian aid, medical equipment, and supplies to Moldova since 1996. Our volunteers have rebuilt rundown hospitals and clinics, provided medical services, and trained Moldovan medical professionals.
We have sent more than 70 teams to Moldova since 1996.
We completed a successful Emergency Medical Services Train the Trainers program throughout country and to the Transnistria (eastern) region of the country in 2010. We established six emergency training centers which provide training and we created, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, a nation-wide EMS curriculum.
We also provided the much-needed Gardasil vaccine to prevent cancer among young woman, as well as cancer medicines to local hospitals. For more information about this vaccination project, download the Cervical Cancer Vaccination Project report.
Medical Teams International registered as a non-governmental organization in Moldova with established by-laws and a local board of directors on November 14, 2008. Medical Teams International-Moldova has an office in the capital city of Chisianu. We previously worked in the country through our partner organization, Coram Deo. Country Manager, Rodica Cerbov, has led our relief efforts in Moldova since 1996.
Plans for 2012-2013
We are expanding our Community Health Evangelism programs, which began in 2010, to the villages outside of Chisinau. This project presents positive, health and spiritual messages to families in needy communities.
Medical Teams International is sending four volunteer teams to Moldova this year to provide rehabilitation therapy, medical care and Dental care.
One container of humanitarian aid will be sent to benefit 35 hospitals and other local organizations. The shipment will provide the necessary equipment and supplies for EMS training.
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