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Organization Contact Information

Name: AFI NGO (Health Development Center)
Street 1: 7, Varsovia, Str.
Street 2:
City: Chisinau
Province:
Post Code: MD-2060
Country: Republic of Moldova
Phone: +373 022 600 490
Email: afi@afi.md
Web Site: http://www.afi.md

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Lilian
Last Name: Severin
Title: Director
Email: lseverin@afi.md
Phone: +373 022 600 490

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms
First Name: Ana
Last Name: Efros
Title: Communication Officer
Email: aefros@afi.md
Phone: +373 022 600 490

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Community-Based Organization (CBO)
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
Organization Reach: National
Organization Description:
The Health Development Center AFI: Act for Involvement is the successor of the nonprofit organization Carlux who initiated the first public health interventions in Moldova in 1999.

In 2009, AFI became the proud owner of the 1st prize as the most active NGO in TB control in Moldova granted by the European Office of the World Health Organization, European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, and the European Council.

Currently, AFI administers the Secretariat of the CSO Platform of the organizations that are active in the fight against TB, as well as the Secretariat of the KAP Committee (key-Affected populations), which represents the interests of key populations affected by TB and HIV/AIDS at the national level.

AFI builds bridges to ensure access to healthcare services for vulnerable persons affected by TB or HIV/SIDA and other diseases that have a major social impact. It seeks to do it through innovative services, advocacy and community mobilization.

Our vision is a society responsible for its own health.
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 11 - 25
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $100,001-$500,000
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Attendance at a TB related event
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Network with other partners
 
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
The Health Development Center “AFI” promotes the right to health and quality services among disadvantaged groups of the population by:
- supporting the public policies that lead to improved health state in the Republic of Moldova,
- involving community members in the improvement of people’s health in the Republic of Moldova,
- taking measures to promote health as a priority value in the Republic of Moldova,
- creating partnerships between community and authorities and public institutions in order to solve public health issues in the Republic of Moldova,
- creating partnerships with other community-based associations and non-governmental organizations with a view to improve the health status in the Republic of Moldova,
- supporting clinic and/or epidemiologic interventions leading to improved health among vulnerable groups,
- educational activities in the field of public health,
- providing technical support to public institutions involved in the delivery of health services.
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Republic of Moldova
Which WHO region is the main focus of your work: European
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
Republic of Moldova

Specializations

Advocacy
Delivery of health services and care
Provision of drugs, diagnostics and commodities
Technical Assistance

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy Republic of Moldova
Delivery of health services and care Republic of Moldova
Provision of drugs, diagnostics and commodities Republic of Moldova
Technical Assistance Republic of Moldova

Contribution

Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB Care Delivery:
- TB/HIV project in prisons of Moldova: early detection, treatment adherence support, follow-up of released prisoners. The whole penitentiary system is covered.
- Social assistance support of TB patients from Moldova: distribution of incentives and enablers for TB patients on DOTS and DOTS+ treatment
- Improving access of homeless people from Chisinau Municipality to early TB diagnosis and TB treatment
- Community empowerment in Anenii Noi region for TB prevention and treatment



Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: August 14, 2012
Last updated: April 25, 2016