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Name: Moldova National Association of TB „SMIT”
Street 1: CALEA IESILOR 27 E/14
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Country: Republic of Moldova
Phone: 373 693 35 142
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms
First Name: Oxana
Last Name: Rucsineanu
Title: Vice-president

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Pavel
Last Name: Rucsineanu
Title: President

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Organization Description:
To advocate for partnerships to improve TB patients’ health and make treatment processes more efficient.
The mission and main focus of SMIT TB Patients association is as folows:
-To advocate for partnerships to improve TB patients’ health and make treatment processes more efficient.
-To encourage cooperation between academia, medical profession, industry, NGOs and national governments etc.
-To develop social responsibility improving social, psychological and legal support to TB patients.
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Specializations / Areas of Work


Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 11 - 25
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Internet search
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: Technical assistance and advice
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:
1. increasing the adherence of TB patients through peer-to-peer support groups,
2. participating in national technical groups, CCMs.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Republic of Moldova
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
Republic of Moldova


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:
WE AIM: To build the capacities of the TB affected populations
WE USE; Personal experience of TB surviving in collaboratibg with National Plan Managers. The lack of literacy treatment, efficient comunication between partners and low involvement of the TB affected communities in the process of decision making at different levels led to the development of a TB patient association in our country.
WE DO; Since its foundation SMIT develops activities in the benefit of the people and communities affected by tuberculosis. Through conducted activities, SMIT builds TB patients capacity on issues related to treatment literacy, following the treatment, contributing to the health of their community. During all the possible dialogues with decision makers SMIT speaks publicly about the necessity of developing social, material, psychological and legal support to people with tuberculosis.
WE FOCUS: On issues related to human rights, public awareness, care and support for people affected by all forms of TB. Advocating for partnership between TB patients, medical staff and authorities, making the treatment process more efficient, make the voices of the TB affected populations heard.
WE WILL CONTINUE: To dig out the existing problems in TB approach in a country as well as to improve the ways of representing TB affected communities at public levels.
CONCLUSION; A patient advocacy association in hand with all interested partners should get involved in all the activities that would benefit national as well as global community in regard to Classic and DR Tuberculosis.


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: April 8, 2014
Last updated: June 11, 2014