The Ministry of Health launched the “Progress in the field of universal health coverage in Moldova” project with a worth of 4.1 million euros.
The main goals of the 4-year project are the adequate distribution of financial resources of compulsory medical insurance to cover a package of medical services based on an objective analysis of the situation in the healthcare system; improved coordination and distribution of health resources and services at the local level; the active involvement of service users and civil society in the management and supervision of reforms in the health care system, with special emphasis on accounting for health care costs. The project will be implemented with the support of the World Bank and the Swiss Red Cross with the financial support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in Moldova in the amount of 4.47 million Swiss francs. SDC Deputy Director Viorica Cretu said during the launch of the project that it will be aimed at ensuring universal coverage of medical services, that is, for all citizens, regardless of gender, place of residence or ethnicity. It is expected that the project will provide the technical assistance and expertise necessary to improve the financial and managerial capacity of the health system, as well as to strengthen the procurement and provision of medical services. It is planned to introduce a mechanism for evaluating healthcare technologies for the subsequent adjustment of the package of services covered by compulsory health insurance. This will make it possible, among other things, to increase the efficiency of the healthcare system and expand the list of compensated medicines. The beneficiaries of the project will be central and local authorities, medical institutions, medical workers, agencies and structures subordinate to the Ministry of Health, civil society organizations, and patients. // 10.09.2019 - InfoMarket.