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Organization Contact Information

Name: Center for Health Policies and Studies
Street 1: 99/1 V. Alecsandri str.
Street 2:
City: Chisinau
Province:
Post Code: MD-2012
Country: Republic of Moldova
Phone: +373 22 63 43
Email: office@pas.md
Web Site: http://pas.md

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms.
First Name: Stela
Last Name: Bivol
Title: Director
Email: stela.bivol@pas.md
Phone: +373 22 63 43

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms.
First Name: Cristina
Last Name: Celan
Title: TB Programme Officer
Email: cristina.celan@pas.md
Phone: +373 22 63 43

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
Organization Reach: International
Organization Description:
1. Center for Health Policies and Studies (PAS Center) is a dynamic regional organization with highly motivated professionals working in the social and public health sector for many years. The PAS Center successfully implement health programs; build capacity in HIV/AIDS, TB and STIs, hepatitis B and C and other social diseases; develop and conduct communication campaigns; design studies, collect data and provide reporting; develop guidelines and informational materials, ensure printing and distribution. The PAS Center regional activities include people-centered health system transformation in 11 countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. The PAS Center is part of social responsibility program through a partnership with the platform E-Sanatate.MD by developing and implementing social utility online products.
2. Since 2007, PAS Center took over initiatives from the American International Health Alliance Inc (AIHA). Since 2003 AIHA carried out a comprehensive program aimed to strengthening TB control in Moldova working together with the Ministry of Health, Global Fund and other key partners. About 80% of AIHA staff formed the PAS Center team to assure sustainability and continuation of program initiatives on TB training and communication. Since 2007, PAS Center is implementing The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria (TGF) Grants in Moldova, first as sub-recipient and, starting with 2009 as Principal Recipient for TB grant. Starting with 2016, PAS Center is the Principal Recipient for GF regional grant "TB Regional EECA Project (TB-REP) on Strengthening Health Systems for Effective TB and DR-TB Control".
3. PAS Center successfully implemented, and is currently implementing, TGF grants (Round 8 (2009-2010), SSF grant (2010-2015), NFM grant (2015-2017)), TB REACH Projects (Wave 2 and Wave 4), TGF TB regional grant, different research projects in the area of TB in
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 11 - 25
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 100 +
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $1 MIL-$10 MIL
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in TB control provision
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: Information on developments within the TB world
 
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:
PAS Center successfully implemented, and is currently implementing, TGF grants (Round 8 (2009-2010), SSF grant (2010-2015), NFM grant (2015-2017)), TB REACH Projects (Wave 2 and Wave 4), TGF TB regional grant, different research projects in the area of TB in collaboration with University of San-Diego, University of Harvard, Otsuka Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
All the activities are carried out in line with the National Tuberculosis Control Programme, WHO recommendations and guidelines and Global Plan to End TB.
 

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)
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Georgia
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Republic of Moldova
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Ukraine
Uzbekistan

Specializations

Advocacy
Civil Society and Community Engagement
Engaging political leaders and ensuring inclusive leadership
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care
Provision of drugs, diagnostics and commodities
Research and Development
Technical Assistance
Working on Community, Rights and Gender (CRG)
Working on Key Populations related to TB

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy Armenia
Advocacy Azerbaijan
Advocacy Belarus
Advocacy Georgia
Advocacy Kazakhstan
Advocacy Kyrgyzstan
Advocacy Republic of Moldova
Advocacy Tajikistan
Advocacy Turkmenistan
Advocacy Ukraine
Advocacy Uzbekistan
Civil Society and Community Engagement Armenia
Civil Society and Community Engagement Azerbaijan
Civil Society and Community Engagement Belarus
Civil Society and Community Engagement Georgia
Civil Society and Community Engagement Kazakhstan
Civil Society and Community Engagement Kyrgyzstan
Civil Society and Community Engagement Republic of Moldova
Civil Society and Community Engagement Tajikistan
Civil Society and Community Engagement Turkmenistan
Civil Society and Community Engagement Ukraine
Civil Society and Community Engagement Uzbekistan
Engaging political leaders and ensuring inclusive leadership Armenia
Engaging political leaders and ensuring inclusive leadership Azerbaijan
Engaging political leaders and ensuring inclusive leadership Belarus
Engaging political leaders and ensuring inclusive leadership Georgia
Engaging political leaders and ensuring inclusive leadership Kazakhstan
Engaging political leaders and ensuring inclusive leadership Kyrgyzstan
Engaging political leaders and ensuring inclusive leadership Republic of Moldova
Engaging political leaders and ensuring inclusive leadership Tajikistan
Engaging political leaders and ensuring inclusive leadership Turkmenistan
Engaging political leaders and ensuring inclusive leadership Ukraine
Engaging political leaders and ensuring inclusive leadership Uzbekistan
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care Armenia
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care Azerbaijan
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care Belarus
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care Georgia
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care Kazakhstan
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care Kyrgyzstan
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care Republic of Moldova
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care Tajikistan
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care Turkmenistan
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care Ukraine
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care Uzbekistan
Provision of drugs, diagnostics and commodities Republic of Moldova
Research and Development Republic of Moldova
Technical Assistance Armenia
Technical Assistance Azerbaijan
Technical Assistance Belarus
Technical Assistance Georgia
Technical Assistance Kazakhstan
Technical Assistance Kyrgyzstan
Technical Assistance Republic of Moldova
Technical Assistance Tajikistan
Technical Assistance Turkmenistan
Technical Assistance Ukraine
Technical Assistance Uzbekistan
Working on Community, Rights and Gender (CRG) Republic of Moldova
Working on Key Populations related to TB 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:
At the country level (Republic of Moldova)
1. Strengthen Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization (ACSM) / information and education for DR-TB prevention in Moldova
2. Support TB Community Centers in Moldova
3. Support NGO small grants’ program for high-risk and hard-to-reach populations affected by TB in Moldova.
At the regional level (Eastern Europe and Central Asia), improvement of TB and DR-TB outcomes in the 11 targeted EECA countries through a health systems strengthening approach that leads to the wide adoption of patient centered approaches for the provision of TB and DR-TB prevention, treatment, and care services, though the following activities -
•Enable national and regional high level policy dialogue by appointing focal points within central governments’ offices, MOH and other ministries;
•Joint high level advocacy missions to countries on health systems strengthening for TB control;
•Ad-hoc TB advocacy technical assistance in collaboration with the Stop TB Partnership;
•Ensure necessary framework to coordinate top-down advocacy with the bottom-up country efforts;
•Monitor and stimulate exchange of advocacy best practices in the region;
•Regional conferences on health systems strengthening for TB control;
•Develop and conduct flagship course on health systems strengthening for TB control;
•Develop medium and longer-term planning methodology for human resources for TB control;
•Develop up-to-date patient centered TB care models;
•Develop sustainable financing models for TB control;
•Develop allocation and provide payment mechanisms for TB care;
•Technical consultations on the HSS/TB Country Roadmaps;
•Regulatory impact analysis for the HSS/TB Country Roadmaps;
•Technical assistance to develop and implement HSS/TB Country Roadmaps;
•Promote inter-country collaboration on TB reforms;
•Link regional initiatives with the country efforts to develop and implement the roadmaps and ensure appropriate coordination.
The 11 targeted countries from EECA region are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Republic of Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. Organizations participating in TB-REP include the Moldovan nongovernmental organization PAS Center as the principal recipient, World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe as strategic partner, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the London School of Economics and Political Science, the European Respiratory Society, the Stop TB Partnership, the TB Europe Coalition and the Alliance for Public Health Ukraine.


Drug-Resistant TB:
1. Provision of adherence support for M/XDR patients in Moldova
2. Build capacity for improved TB care delivery in Moldova

TB-HIV:
Strengthen national capacities for TB/HIV collaboration in Moldova

New Diagnostics:
Implement Xpert MTB/RIF at district level, in the penitentiary system and AIDS Centers in Moldova

Research:
Researches on Rapid Tests for Drug Resistance to Detect Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: July 31, 2017
Last updated: August 7, 2017