FIIAPP is cooperating with Moldova to strengthen its transplant system and make it safer.
The International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP)will manage the “Strengthening the Transplant Agency of the Republic of Moldova and support in legal approximation in the area of quality and safety of substances of human origin” health project aimed at improving the organ and tissue transplant system in this country in which, according to official sources, 700 people currently are in need of an organ transplant.
This two-year project, whose management will be shared with France, will attempt to strengthen the national legal framework of the Moldovan transplant system, highlight the importance of this service and establish a development mechanism similar to that of the European Union. In this case, for example, healthy individuals would be able to give their consent for use of their organs in the case of sudden death.To do this, experts from the Spanish institution collaborating on this project, the Catalonian Transplant Organization, will train local specialists in Moldova, and the latter will also travel to Spain and France to attend courses.
“I’m sure that the team for this project will focus its efforts on directing and modernizing the transplant area for the benefit of all patients awaiting a transplant, as well as all potential donors. Our goal is to promote donations and legal transplants, to make sure everyone knows what their role is, and to protect donors from human organ trafficking”, said the Moldovan Health Minister, Andrei Usatyi, at the presentation of the project.
The European Union (EU) will provide 1.2 million euros of financing for this project, which will become the main twinning agreement signed by Moldova with other countries in the health area. Since 2009, the Moldovan health sector has received 7 million euros from the EU.