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2013

Prevention of cervical cancer among women from Sector 1 in Bucharest (Prevenirea cancerului de col uterin în rândul femeilor din sectorul 1 al Municipiului Bucureşti)

The purpose of the project was to continue the implementation of the cervical cancer screening program among women from Sector 1 in Bucharest, which started in 2007 on collaboration with the Caraiman Multifunctional Center. At that time, around 21.727 women aged over 18 years were screened in the CHPS citology cabinet.

The “actors” involved in the project are the men and women from the project coverage area, the family physicians from the project coverage area, physicians specialized in cervical cancer prevention, Bucharest Sector 1 Mayor’s Hall, Health Ministry, Bucharest House for Health Contributions.

The general objective of the project: the early detection of cervical cancer among the women population from Bucharest, especially from Sector 1.

Specific objectives:

  • Providing women with the right access to the needed services by educating and training the cervical-cancer prevention service providers and the development of an adequate strategy of monitoring the patients.
  • The set-up of a cervical-cancer prevention program in Bucharest, with focus on Sector 1, with a proper coverage of the women population and the creation of equal-access opportunities for all women, regardless of their socio-economic and educational status.

The 2013 results have included:

  • The coverage of all the target population and a show-up rate from women of ca 4.500 during one project year.
  • Quality frotium collections realized in the protocol-specified timings.
  • An efficient result interpretation and a correlation review of the histologic results with those of other investigations.
  • 815 obstretics-gynaecological consultations
  • Lab investigations, out of which: 2.213 HPV test Babes Papanicolau, 1.598 vaginal secretion investigations, 253 citohormonal tests.

Due to financial issues linked to the re-organization of the Health Contribution Houses, the activity of this project ended in October 2013.

The project took place during January 2013 – September 2013.  The financing was provided by the National Health Contributions House and the Bucharest Sector 1 Mayor’s Hall.

 

 

Regionalization of the Pediatric Emergency and Intensive Care Medical Services System in the Republic of Moldova (Regionalizarea Serviciilor Pediatrice de Urgenţă şi Terapie Intensivă în Republica Moldova

Objective – increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of the pediatric health care system through a systemic change, addressing the Health Ministry strategy on the regionalization of health care in the Rep. of Moldova.

The 2013 results have included:

  • The development of policies and regulations regarding the transfer of cases towards the newly created regional centers depending on the geographical and pathological distribution of these cases.
  • The development and delivery of modern continued medical education programs
  • The acquisition of modern equipments of regional pediatric centers
  • The preparation and dissemination of clinical protocols and guides
  • Information and behavior-change campaigns for the reduction in the number of preventable deaths at children

Duration:  January 2013-December 2013 (the project has more phases, covering the 2008-2017 period, continuing in 2014)

Financing body - OSI Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency.

 

 

Human rights in patient care – A Practitioner’s Guide (Drepturile omului în îngrijirea pacienţilor. Ghidul practicianului)

Objective – the set-up of a group of jurists with good understanding of the human rights aspects in patient care and of the relevant legal tools to promote the development of this legislative field.

The 2013 results of the project have included:

  • The internal communication strategy covering the various project deadlines and the pre-alignment on the Practitioner’s Guide content, the accountabilities of the main authors and co-authors for the chapters/topics of their respective competence, the duration of the preparation of each chapter
  • Research in preparation for the next phases.

Duration: October 2013-October 2014

Financing body: Open Society Foundation – the Public Health Program.

2012

Regionalization of the Pediatric Emergency and Intensive Care Medical Services System in the Republic of Moldova (Regionalizarea Serviciilor Pediatrice de Urgenţă şi Terapie Intensivă în Republica Moldova

Objective – increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of the pediatric health care system through a systemic change, addressing the Health Ministry strategy on the regionalization of health care in the Rep. of Moldova.

The 2012 results have included:

  • The development of policies and regulations regarding the transfer of cases towards the newly created regional centers depending on the geographical and pathological distribution of these cases.
  • The development and delivery of modern continued medical education programs
  • The acquisition of modern equipments of regional pediatric centers
  • The preparation and dissemination of clinical protocols and guides
  • Information and behavior-change campaigns for the reduction in the number of preventable deaths at children

Duration:  January 2012-December 2012 (the project has more phases during the 2008-2017period),

Financing body - OSI Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency.

 

 

Technical assistance for piloting the DRG hospital financing mechanism for the Republic of Moldova (Asistență tehnică pentru pilotarea mecanismului DRG pentru finanțarea spitalelor în Republica Moldova)

Objective – improving the transparency and accountability in the process of resource allocation within the health system

Results have included:

  • The analysis of the health system organization and financing
  • The analysis of the health system reform status
  • Recommendations and piloting a DRG financing mechanism in the Republic of Moldova

Duration – January – June 2012 (the project was longer, covering July 2010 – June 2012)

Financing body – The World Bank/Health Ministry from the Republic of Moldova

 

 

Developing a costing model for the primary health care services for mothers and children (Dezvoltarea unui model de stabilire a costurilor serviciilor de sănătate pentru mamă și copil din zona îngrijirilor medicale primare)

Objective – improved allocation efficiency within the health system

Results have included:

  • The development of a costing model model for the primary health care services for mothers and children
  • The development of short-term recommendations to decision makers for a better allocation of resources

Duration – January – March 2012 (the project covered the May 2009 – Martie 2012 period)

Financing body – UNICEF Romania

 

 

Communication for behaviour change in TB control: from national strategy to local interventions (Comunicarea pentru Schimbarea Comportamentelor în Controlul Tuberculozei (TB) – de la strategie naţională la intervenţii locale)

The purpose of the project was to reduce TB morbidity and mortality rates and to limit the spread of the infection and disease.

Objective – the reduction in TB transmission among poor and vulnerable populations, their families and communities, through information, education and communication campaigns targeted to encourage the adoption of an adequate behavior towards TB prevention and treatment.

Results have included: the development and implementation of behavior-change campaigns for TB control.

Duration: January 2012 – June 2012 (the project covered October 2007 – June 2012)

Financing body: The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Fondul Global de Luptă Împotriva HIV/SIDA, Tuberculozei şi Malariei)

 

 

Promoting a healthy life style in schools (Promovarea unui stil de viață sănătos în școli)

Objective –improving children’s health condition through the adoption of a healthy life style

Results have included:

  • The development of an educational toolkit for children of 6-15 years, parents and teachers
  • The training of teachers as trainers (Train the trainer) and of children as peer educators
  • The pilot-delivery of these courses and of information-education-communication sessions in schools across the country

Duration – January – June 2012 (the project covered October 2010 - June 2012)

Financing body – The Coca-Cola Foundation

2010

Regionalization of the Pediatric Emergency and Intensive Care Medical Services System in the Republic of Moldova (Regionalizarea Serviciilor Pediatrice de Urgenţă şi Terapie Intensivă în Republica Moldova

Objective – increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of the pediatric health care system through a systemic change, addressing the Health Ministry strategy on the regionalization of health care in the Rep. of Moldova.

The 2010 results have included:

  • The development of policies and regulations regarding the transfer of cases towards the newly created regional centers depending on the geographical and pathological distribution of these cases.
  • The development and delivery of modern continued medical education programs
  • The acquisition of modern equipments of regional pediatric centers
  • The preparation and dissemination of clinical protocols and guides
  • Information and behavior-change campaigns for the reduction in the number of preventable deaths at children

Duration:  January 2010-December 2010 (the project has more phases during the 2008-2017period),

Financing body - OSI Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency.

 

 

Technical assistance for piloting the DRG hospital financing mechanism for the Republic of Moldova (Asistență tehnică pentru pilotarea mecanismului DRG pentru finanțarea spitalelor în Republica Moldova)

Objective – improving the transparency and accountability in the process of resource allocation within the health system

Results have included:

  • The analysis of the health system organization and financing
  • The analysis of the health system reform status
  • Recommendations and piloting a DRG financing mechanism in the Republic of Moldova

Duration – July – December 2010 (the project was longer, covering July 2010 – June 2012)

Financing body – The World Bank/Health Ministry from the Republic of Moldova

 

 

Developing a costing model for the primary health care services for mothers and children (Dezvoltarea unui model de stabilire a costurilor serviciilor de sănătate pentru mamă și copil din zona îngrijirilor medicale primare)

Objective – improved allocation efficiency within the health system

Results have included:

  • The development of a costing model model for the primary health care services for mothers and children
  • The development of short-term recommendations to decision makers for a better allocation of resources

Duration – January – December 2010 (the project covered the May 2009 – March 2012 period)

Financing body – UNICEF Romania

 

 

The presentation of the WHO Patient Safety Guide to health-care professionals from Romania

(Prezentarea Ghidului de Siguranța a Pacienților al OMS către profesioniștii din domeniul sănătății din România)

Objective – adapting the WHO training course on Patients’ Safety for the needs and usage of the Romanian health-care managers and professionals

Results have included:

  • The translation in Romanian and adaptation of the Guide, Manual and training materials
  • The delivery of pilot training courses in Timisoara and Bucharest

Duration – June – December 2010 (the project covered the June 2010 – October 2011 period)

Financing body – WHO/EURO

 

 

Interventions for TB Control to support the National TB program (Intervenții pentru controlul tuberculozei în sprijinul Programului Național TB - PNTB)

Objective – the reduction in TB transmission among poor and vulnerable populations, their families and communities, through information, education and communication campaigns targeted to encourage the adoption of an adequate behavior towards TB prevention and treatment.

Results for 2010 have included:

  • Promoting operational research for the development of an evidence-based decision making
  • Delivering continued medical education for TB Control to the family physicians

Duration: January – December 2010 (the project covered October 2007 – June 2012)

Financing body: The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Fondul Global de Luptă Împotriva HIV/SIDA, Tuberculozei şi Malariei), the Romanian Angel Appeal Foundation.

 

 

Promoting a healthy life style in schools (Promovarea unui stil de viață sănătos în școli)

Objective –improving children’s health condition through the adoption of a healthy life style

Results have included:

  • The development of an educational toolkit for children of 6-15 years, parents and teachers
  • The training of teachers as trainers (Train the trainer) and of children as peer educators
  • The pilot-delivery of these courses and of information-education-communication sessions in schools across the country

Duration –October – December 2010 (the project covered October 2010 - June 2012)

Financing body – The Coca-Cola Foundation

 

 

The quality of primary health care in Romania (Calitatea îngrijirilor din sistemul de medicină primară din România)

Objective – to improve the quality of primary health care in Romania

Results have included: an evaluation of report for the quality of primary health care in Romania

Durată – January - December 2010Financing body – WHO/EURO

 

 

The improvement of the training courses for the family physicians, managers of primary health care facilities and nurses of family physicians from the Republic of Moldova (Îmbunătățirea cursurilor de formare profesională pentru medicii de familie, managerii facilităților de îngrijiri medicale primare și asistenții medicilor de famile din Republica Moldova)

Objective – to improve the quality of training courses for the health-care professionals

Results have included: the modernization of existing training programs for students and residents and of the continued medical education programs in the field of family medicine

Duration  – December 2009 – December 2010

Financing body – The World Bank/The Health Ministry of the Republic of Moldova

2011

Regionalization of the Pediatric Emergency and Intensive Care Medical Services System in the Republic of Moldova (Regionalizarea Serviciilor Pediatrice de Urgenţă şi Terapie Intensivă în Republica Moldova

Objective – increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of the pediatric health care system through a systemic change, addressing the Health Ministry strategy on the regionalization of health care in the Rep. of Moldova.

The 2011 results have included:

  • The development of policies and regulations regarding the transfer of cases towards the newly created regional centers depending on the geographical and pathological distribution of these cases.
  • The development and delivery of modern continued medical education programs
  • The acquisition of modern equipments of regional pediatric centers
  • The preparation and dissemination of clinical protocols and guides
  • Information and behavior-change campaigns for the reduction in the number of preventable deaths at children

Duration:  January 2011-December 2011 (the project has more phases during the 2008-2017period),

Financing body - OSI Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency.

 

 

Technical assistance for piloting the DRG hospital financing mechanism for the Republic of Moldova (Asistență tehnică pentru pilotarea mecanismului DRG pentru finanțarea spitalelor în Republica Moldova)

Objective – improving the transparency and accountability in the process of resource allocation within the health system

Results have included:

  • The analysis of the health system organization and financing
  • The analysis of the health system reform status
  • Recommendations and piloting a DRG financing mechanism in the Republic of Moldova

Duration – January – December 2011 (the project was longer, covering July 2010 – June 2012)

Financing body – The World Bank/Health Ministry from the Republic of Moldova

 

 

The evaluation of primary health care in 27 European countries (Evaluarea îngrijirilor medicale primare în 27 de țări europene)

Objective – the evaluation of the European primary health care systems in terms of quality, equitability and costs

Results have included: a multi-country study, also including the feedback from family physicians and their pacients

Duration – January 2011 - December 2011

Financing body – The European Commission through the 7th Framework Program

 

 

Developing a costing model for the primary health care services for mothers and children (Dezvoltarea unui model de stabilire a costurilor serviciilor de sănătate pentru mamă și copil din zona îngrijirilor medicale primare)

Objective – improved allocation efficiency within the health system

Results have included:

  • The development of a costing model model for the primary health care services for mothers and children
  • The development of short-term recommendations to decision makers for a better allocation of resources

Duration – January – December 2011 (the project covered the May 2009 – Martie 2012 period)

Financing body – UNICEF Romania

 

 

The presentation of the WHO Patient Safety Guide to health-care professionals from Romania

(Prezentarea Ghidului de Siguranța a Pacienților al OMS către profesioniștii din domeniul sănătății din România)

Objective – adapting the WHO training course on Patients’ Safety for the needs and usage of the Romanian health-care managers and professionals

Results have included:

  • The translation in Romanian and adaptation of the Guide, Manual and training materials
  • The delivery of pilot training courses in Timisoara and Bucharest

Duration – January – October 2011 (the project covered the June 2010 – October 2011 period)

Financing body – WHO/EURO

 

 

Consulting services for the evaluation and optimization of hospital management activities (Consultanță pentru auditarea și optimizarea activității de management al spitalului)

Objective –

Results have included:

  • Evaluation report for the hospital management activities
  • Recommendations to improve the efficiency of the overall hospital management process/activities

Duration – March – July 2011

Financing body – Calarasi Local Council

 

 

Interventions for TB Control to support the National TB program (Intervenții pentru controlul tuberculozei în sprijinul Programului Național TB - PNTB)

Objective – the reduction in TB transmission among poor and vulnerable populations, their families and communities, through information, education and communication campaigns targeted to encourage the adoption of an adequate behavior towards TB prevention and treatment.

Results for 2011 have included:

  • Promoting operational research for the development of an evidence-based decision making
  • Delivering continued medical education for TB Control to the family physicians

Duration: January – December 2011 (the project covered October 2007 – June 2012)

Financing body: The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Fondul Global de Luptă Împotriva HIV/SIDA, Tuberculozei şi Malariei), the Romanian Angel Appeal Foundation.

 

 

Promoting a healthy life style in schools (Promovarea unui stil de viață sănătos în școli)

Objective –improving children’s health condition through the adoption of a healthy life style

Results have included:

  • The development of an educational toolkit for children of 6-15 years, parents and teachers
  • The training of teachers as trainers (Train the trainer) and of children as peer educators
  • The pilot-delivery of these courses and of information-education-communication sessions in schools across the country

Duration – January – December 2011 (the project covered October 2010 - June 2012)

Financing body – The Coca-Cola Foundation

 

 

The analysis of health work force in Romania/health policy note (Analiza forței de muncă din sănătate din România/notă a politicii de sănătate)

Objective – to provide a analysis with the time evolution and also in comparison with other countries of the health work force in terms of size, abilities and competences, geographical distribution and by level of health care (primary, secondary, tertiary)

Results have included:

  • The development of an analysis report based on the above parameters, also highlighting current or anticipated problems

Duration – December 2010 – February 2011

Financing body – The World Bank

2009

Regionalization of the Pediatric Emergency and Intensive Care Medical Services System in the Republic of Moldova (Regionalizarea Serviciilor Pediatrice de Urgenţă şi Terapie Intensivă în Republica Moldova

Objective – increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of the pediatric health care system through a systemic change, addressing the Health Ministry strategy on the regionalization of health care in the Rep. of Moldova.

The 2009 results have included:

  • The development of policies and regulations regarding the transfer of cases towards the newly created regional centers depending on the geographical and pathological distribution of these cases.
  • The development and delivery of modern continued medical education programs
  • The acquisition of modern equipments of regional pediatric centers
  • The preparation and dissemination of clinical protocols and guides
  • Information and behavior-change campaigns for the reduction in the number of preventable deaths at children

Duration:  January - December 2009 (the project has more phases during the 2008-2017period),

Financing body - OSI Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency.

 

 

The improvement of the training courses for the family physicians, managers of primary health care facilities and nurses of family physicians from the Republic of Moldova (Îmbunătățirea cursurilor de formare profesională pentru medicii de familie, managerii facilităților de îngrijiri medicale primare și asistenții medicilor de famile din Republica Moldova)

Objective – to improve the quality of training courses for the health-care professionals

Results have included:

  • the revision of the training program used in the HIF project for family physicians and their nurses, including the management of the primary health care facilities, in the context of the legal-financial autonomy of the Family Physicians Centers
  • the revision of the continued medical education programs for family physicians and their nurses
  • the revision of the specialized courses for students and residents and of the continued medical education in the field of family medicine.

Duration  – December 20098 – November 2009

Financing body – The World Bank/The Health Ministry of the Republic of Moldova

 

 

Developing a costing model for the primary health care services for mothers and children (Dezvoltarea unui model de stabilire a costurilor serviciilor de sănătate pentru mamă și copil din zona îngrijirilor medicale primare)

Objective – improved allocation efficiency within the health system

Results have included:

  • The development of a costing model model for the primary health care services for mothers and children
  • The development of short-term recommendations to decision makers for a better allocation of resources

Duration – May – December 2009 (the project covered the May 2009 – March 2012 period)

Financing body – UNICEF Romania

 

 

Interventions for TB Control to support the National TB program (Intervenții pentru controlul tuberculozei în sprijinul Programului Național TB - PNTB)

Objective – the reduction in TB transmission among poor and vulnerable populations, their families and communities, through information, education and communication campaigns targeted to encourage the adoption of an adequate behavior towards TB prevention and treatment.

Results for 2009 have included:

  • Promoting operational research for the development of an evidence-based decision making
  • Delivering continued medical education for TB Control to the family physicians
  • Adapting and implementing in Romania of the WHO PAL strategy (Practical Approach to Lung Health)
  • Developing an information, education and communication campaign on behavior-change for TB Control

Duration: January – December 2009 (the project covered October 2007 – June 2012)

Financing body: The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Fondul Global de Luptă Împotriva HIV/SIDA, Tuberculozei şi Malariei), the Romanian Angel Appeal Foundation.

 

 

Technical Assistance for the set-up of focus-group discussions on the introduction of co-payment in the health contributions/insurance system in Romania (Asistență tehnică pentru organizarea discuțiilor de tip focus grup pentru evaluarea impactului introducerii co-plății în sistemul de asigurări de sănătate din România)

Objective – to evaluate the impact of the co-payments introduction in the health contributions / insurance system in Romania

Results in 2009 have included:  a raport with the data that was collected and analyzed following the focus group discussions

Durată – June – July 2009

Financing body – The World Bank

 

 

Optimizing the hospital management activity (Optimizarea activității de management al spitalului)

Objective – to improve the efficiency of the hospital management activities

Results in 2009 have included: 

  • A SWOT analysis report for the implementation of the AR-DRG set-up, alongside with a model to set and forecast costs at hospital level
  • An action plan with recommendations for the optimization of the hospital management activities
  • The delivery of training for ICD10AM usage

Durată – January – September 2009

Financing body – common research and development project together with the Cardio-Vascular Diseases Institute Targu Mures and Health Costs UK

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