Self-reliance review of tuberculosis prevention and care activities in the Republic of Moldova. Mission Report (2019)




Under the framework of a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Regional Platform project, the WHO Regional Office for Europe is supporting the six Member States of the Eastern Partnership (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) to document their self-reliance to domestic financing of TB activities in the context of overall dwindling external donor funding. The aim of this work is to assist countries in documenting their preparedness to move from donor to domestic funding of TB activities and in helping country-level stakeholders to highlight and prioritize transition-focused efforts. As part of this work, two WHO experts visited the Republic of Moldova on 6–8 August 2018 for WHO's fifth in-country discussions and assessment for the project. This report presents an overview of the transition process in the Republic of Moldova, discusses issues related to financial sustainability and the challenges stemming from donor withdrawal.