Moldova, Regional and International HIV/AIDS News


Bolnavii vor primi asistenţă medicală prin intermediul telefonului mobil

Bolnavii de tuberculoză, HIV/SIDA , dar şi femeile gravide şi sau cele care abia au nascut vor primi asistenţă medicală prin intermediul telefonului mobil. Prin mesaje, pacienţii vor fi ghidaţi cum să se îngrijească şi cum să-şi administreze tratamentul.


La Comrat s-a deschis un Centru Social Regional

La 22 noiembrie, la Comrat, a avut loc inaugurarea oficială a Centrului Social Regional „Împreună pentru viaţă”, al treilea centru deschis pe parcursul anului current. Scopul centrului este de a îmbunătăţi calitatea vieţii şi aderenţa la tratamentul antiretroviral (ARV) al persoanelor cu HIV/SIDA, precum şi de a oferi oportunităţi mai bune pentru incluziunea socială a acestor persoane şi membrilor familiei lor.


Procedura de procurare a medicamentelor ARV pentru anul 2013 a fost încheiată

La sfârşitul lunii noiembrie curent, Unitatea de Coordonare, Implementare şi Monitorizare a Proiectului de Restructurare a Sistemului Sănătăţii (UCIMP RSS) a încheiat procedura de procurare a medicamentelor antiretrovirale (ARV) pentru anul 2013.


Recruitment of a Consultant for the maintenance and administration of the health education internet-based course

A National Consultant will be recruited for a 4 months period with the overall goal to maintain, update and administrate the internet-based Life Skills Based Education course.


Statistică dureroasă

Pe parcursul  a zece luni 2012, în Republica Moldova,  au fost înregistrate 602 cazuri noi de infectare cu HIV, inclusiv 216 - în teritoriile de est ale republicii. Din numărul infectaţilor, 292 sunt bărbaţi şi 310 – femei, predominantă rămânând calea heterosexuală de transmitere a infecţiei. Statistică de rutină, veţi spune. Sigur, dar una care  ar trebui să ne alarmeze sau cel puţin să ne pună pe gânduri. 


Request for intention letters

PAS Centre require intention letters from NGOs active in Moldova, liders in the field of HIV/AIDS, which will establish a clear platform to involve NGOs in the response to HIV / AIDS, will develop and implement advocacy campaigns to promote the interests and rights of PTH, and strengthen the PTH community capacities in Moldova.


Message on International Volunteer Day

As we celebrate the impact of volunteers on our world, let us remember the many places they are needed: in war zones and classrooms, in hospitals and homes – wherever struggling people seek a helping hand.  


Recruitment of a Data Analyst for IDU Evaluation Tool

The objective for this consultancy is to undertake data analysis of quantitative and qualitative data based on Evaluation protocol and evaluation questions developed by the chief evaluator, and to produce brief reports documenting each evaluation question. 


Worls AIDS Day in Chisinau

Come to MallDova Shopping Center on December 1 and you can make an HIV rapid test on saliva for free and anonymous and be present at the greatest concert to support people living with HIV. During the event will be released new song "Мы выживаем" played by Dara and Carla's Dreams with their new video.

Message on World AIDS Day

The Millennium Development Goal for HIV/AIDS is clear: to halt and begin to reverse the epidemic by 2015.  Thanks to the determined efforts of governments and civil society, success is in sight. 


UNAIDS reports a more than 50% drop in new HIV infections across 25 countries

A new World AIDS Day report: Results, by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), shows that unprecedented acceleration in the AIDS response is producing results for people. The report shows that a more than 50% reduction in the rate of new HIV infections has been achieved across 25 low- and middle-income countries––more than half in Africa, the region most affected by HIV.


Red Ribbon Award 2012

During the fourth edition of the ceremony "Red Ribbon" will be awarded persons from state institutions, NGOs, A.O., religious sector, media, private sector which were most involved in the national response to HIV/AIDS and obtained indisputable results.


NATIONAL FILM COMPETITION „1 minute on HIV/AIDS”

National Film Competition “1 minute on HIV/AIDS” on the occasion of World AIDS Day is organized by the Ministry of Education, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS in Moldova, NGO „Positive initiative” and YouBeSC film.

The competition aims to raise pupils and students awareness on HIV/AIDS issue and express an opinion vis-a-vis the stigma and discrimination against HIV- positive people.


Message on United Nations Day

The United Nations is not just a meeting place for diplomats.  The United Nations is a peacekeeper disarming fighters, a health worker distributing medicine, a relief team aiding refugees, a human rights expert helping deliver justice. 


Invitation to join the online Global Consultation on "Addressing Inequalities" in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Aiming to ensure a broad span and diversity of voices in conversations on the shape and content of the Post-2015 Development Agenda, the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) is convening a series of country and global thematic consultations.  There will be 50-100 national consultations and eleven global thematic consultations on topics which have been identified as being of critical importance to the discussions on the “world we want”, both now and beyond 2015.


Valeria Dmitrienco is no longer with us…

Valeria Dmitrienco is no longer with us ... A terrible disease has slain her at the beginning of October, shortly before she could reach a quarter of century of working in the forefront of the diagnosis laboratory of HIV/AIDS (within the AIDS Center, currently subordinated to Dermatology and Comunicable Diseases Hospital) from Moldova.


Project Contest for NGOs

Dutch non-governmental humanitarian organization AIDS Foundation East - West (AFEW), active in preventing the spread of HIV infection in the Republic of Moldova, invites you to participate in the project contest of NGOs partners, to organize the World AIDS Day (December 1st, 2012).


Join World Contraception Day 2012 Online Campaign!

World Contraception Day (WCD)is a worldwide campaign taking place on 26th September each year with a vision for a world where every pregnancy is wanted.

dance4lifeproject (Russia) and Prevention ONLINE” project in collaboration with the UNESCO Moscow Office and UNAIDS Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia kindly invite young people to participate in an online campaign dedicated to WCD 2012. The campaign is run under the slogan  “I do have reproductive rights, but I do not know  them"


Competence studies in HIV/AIDS through distance learning for non government employees

Management Schoolof Public Health, State University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Nicolae Testemitanu" announces admission to competence study in HIV/AIDS through distance learning for non government employees.


The Newly-Appointed UN Resident Coordinator in the Republic of Moldova Presented Her Credentials

Nicola Harrington-Buhay, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Republic of Moldova met today with Nicolae Timofti, President of the Republic of Moldova, during which she presented her credentials.


Nominations for Human Rights Gala

UNDP collects nominations for the best action to promote and protect human rights.


UNODC is seeking National consultant/s to support the Department of Penitentiary Institutions to efficiently implement HIV/AIDS services in prisons

National short term consultant to support the Department of Penitentiary Institutions to efficiently implement HIV/AIDS services in prisons.


CALL FOR PROPOSALS

OHCHR has initiated this call for proposals to provide financial support to a grassroots organisation that supports people living with HIV and works to combat stigma and discrimination in the context of national responses to AIDS. Organizations whose work is consistent with the mentioned priorities are encouraged to submit a concept note and budget proposal using the format provided. 


Turning the tide: not without prisons!

On the margins of the Washington XIX International AIDS Conference, UNODC held a session entitled "Turning the Tide: Not Without Prisons", to underline the urgency of developing national AIDS responses that include people in prisons.


Recruitment of a Trainer for data collection team for BSS

The objectives of the survey are to determine the knowledge on HIV, risky behaviours related to HIV and health seeking behaviours in the target groups’ representatives, as well as to use the survey as an entry point for health service provision to these marginalized and hard-to-reach populations, serving also as an additional incentive for enrolling voulnerable groups in the survey.


Recruitment of a Coordinator for conducting BSS 2012 among IDUs on the left bank of the Dniester River

A coordinator for conducting BSS 2012 among IDUs on the Left Bank (Tiraspol and Ribnita sites) shall be recruited in order to ensure a proper coordination of BSS activities in this region.


Recruitment of a Qualitative Survey Coordinator for BSS

The UNAIDS Moldova in collaboration with the National Centre of Health Management, Monitoring and Evaluation of National Health Programmes intends to conduct HIV Sentinel surveillance in voulnerable groups voulnerable groups through a quantitative study with linked anonymous testing to HIV, VHC and VHB, to provide the strategic information on trends and current behaviors and risks needed to guide planning.


Recruitment of a Statistician for elaborating the survey methodology for BSS

The survey envisaged has the objective to gather strategic information regarding risk factors conducive to transmission of HIV, Hepatitis and STIs in voulnerable groups and evaluate HIV response interventions in the respective target group for a better advocacy, planning, and design of future prevention programs.


Invitation for participation to the Project "Online prevention"

UNESCO Office in Moscow, Regional UNAIDS Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia and the team of the profect Dance4Life, Moscow ("FOCUS-MEDIA" Fund), invites to participate to the project "Prevention on-line".


Republic of Moldova to become the first country to implement recommendations of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law

Leading Moldovan and international experts discussed today how Moldovan law and its application can promote an effective AIDS response and adopt an action plan to ensure that the law works for people affected by HIV.


MESSAGE ON WORLD POPULATION DAY

The world’s population has more than tripled since the United Nations was created in 1945, and keeps growing.  With more than 7 billion people now inhabiting the planet, we face ever greater demands on shared resources and significant challenges to the achievement of internationally agreed development goals.


International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Drug abuse and illicit trafficking continue to have a profoundly negative impact on development and stability across the world.  The billions of dollars generated from illicit drugs fuel terrorist activities and abet other crimes such as human trafficking and the smuggling of arms and people.


Republic of Moldova lifts travel restrictions for people living with HIV, strengthens protections against discrimination

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) applauds the legislative reforms by the Republic of Moldova to lift its restrictions on entry, stay or residence based on HIV status. With these reforms, the Republic of Moldova joins a growing list of countries that are aligning national HIV legislation with international public health and human rights standards.

Project: Strengthening NGOs response to the growing needs of women drug users

As a result of continuous efforts to find an appropriate answer to the needs of women drug users and existing challenges in providing access to risk reduction services as a possibility for HIV prevention, treatment and care, was launched the project "Strengthening NGOs response to the growing needs of women drug users." 


AIDS Foundation East-West in Moldova trained journalists how to write about HIV and AIDS

Twenty six representatives of mass media in Moldova have been trained on 6-7 June 2012 within the course "How to write about HIV and AIDS", organized by the AIDS Foundation East-West (AFEW).


Call for Expression of Interest on organization of events dedicated to World AIDS Day and the Ceremony of Red Ribbon Award

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) announces a Call for Proposals with the purpose to organize awareness events related to World AIDS Day in the Republic of Moldova and the fourth ceremony of the Red Ribbon Award event till the end of 2012.

Extention of the deadline till June 12, 2012.


Procurement of IT Equipment for UNAIDS

UNAIDS launches a tender for procurement of 30 computers and 2 monochrome printers to be used during training sessions aimed at bulding capacity of teachers in using and managing a website.


IT Support for UNAIDS Office in Moldova

UNAIDS launched a contest to recruit an IT Specialist to provide essential day to day IT support for the UNAIDS Office in Chisinau, Moldova.


Recruitment of a National Consultant for development of support materials for Law and Human Rights Module of the civic education curricular

A National Consultant will be recruited for a 6 months period with the overall goal to develop the materials to be used for the course on internet, CD and mobile based for the Law and Human Rights Module of the civic education curricular for the Vth to the IXth grades.


Recruitment of a consultant to develop support materials for Health Education Course

A National Consultant will be recruited for a 6 months period with the overall goal to develop the materials to be used for the course on internet, CD and mobile based.

International High-Level Conference on Comprehensive and Integrated Approach to Prevention & Treatment of Drug Dependence and related HIV/AIDS: “Ukrainian Society and Drugs: Building New Strategic Approach”

Representatives of Moldova Republican Drug Dependence Treatment Centre and State Medical University “N. Testemitanu” / Department of Psychiatry, Narcology and Medical Psychology take part in the International Conference “Ukrainian Society and Drugs: Building New Strategic Approach” on May 21-23, 2012, in Kyiv, Ukraine. 


First Regional Social Center was opened in Balti

Social Regional Center “Life with hope” is a public institution for social assistance, created to improve the life quality and adherence to ARV treatment of people living with HIV/AIDS, also, to offer better opportunities for social inclusion of these persons and their family’s members. 


Workshop "HIV policies and services in prisons of Moldova"

National partners active in the field of HIV services in the Republic of Moldova, both in the community and in prisons had the chance to elaborate on strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and risks during a national workshop entitled "Policies and HIV services in prisons of Moldova". The event was organized by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Moldova project office,in partnership with the Department of Penitentiary Institutions (DPI)/Ministry of Justice. 


International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day

Every year on the third Sunday of May, worldwide is marked International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day. The purpose of this day is to commemorate people who have died from AIDS, and to attract, once again, the attention of the whole society on this public health priority issue and to launch a call for solidarity with those more then 7000 HIV infected persons in Moldova.


International Day of Families

This year’s International Day of Families highlights the need for work-family balance.  The aim is to help workers everywhere provide for their families financially and emotionally, while also contributing to the socio-economic development of their societies.


Auto Rally "For life"

Network “Positive Initiative” in partnership with Ministry of Health of Republic of Moldova, Ministry of Youth and Sport and Ministry, Health and Ministry of Internal Affaires announces the launch of the national campaign “Auto rally For Life” supported by the United Nations Agency for Drugs and Crime (UNODC), PAS Center (the project financed by the Global Fund), United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), World Health Organization (WHO) and the Soros Foundation Moldova.


The United Nations launched the annual competition for the best action to Promote and Protect Human Rights in Moldova

The United Nations in the Republic of Moldova launched today the 8th edition of the competition for the best action to promote and protect human rights. The competition, organized each year, aims to highlight and award the most valuable initiatives and actions by civil society organizations and journalists to protect and promote human rights in Moldova.


RFQ: Multiplication of DVDs and Printing of Booklets

Based on the collaboration agreement of 07.07.2011 between UNAIDS and Ministry of Education it was decided to adjust a distant learning course for youth to the open software package Moodle and to launch it on internet, DVD and mobile base.
Thus, it is necessary to subcontract a company to multiply the DVDs, during the fact that there are 1489 schools. 


Young People of Moldova Explore New Approaches in HIV prevention

The project was designed to provide a new impetus to HIV prevention among adolescents and young people by young people themselves. Therefore, the emphasis was made on mobilization of partnerships among youth and student organizations of the Republic. The project was implemented by the Centre Dacia in close cooperation with the National Commission of the Republic of Moldova for UNESCO and the Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Moldova and was supported by the UNESCO Officein Moscow.


World Health Day

Each year on 7 April, we observe World Health Day to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization in 1948.  This year’s theme, "Good health adds life to years", conveys an important message: promoting good health throughout life improves one’s chances of remaining healthy and productive in one’s later years.


Stimulant drugs use and HIV: there is still much to do

The use of stimulant drugs, especially ATS, has increased in the past decade and new patterns of consumption are emerging. Stimulant drugs are available in diverse forms and purities, and the groups of users are also diverse.


Contest of projects for NGOs

Dutch non-governmental humanitarian organization AIDS Foundation East - West (AFEW), active in preventing the spread of HIV infection in the Republic invites you to participate in the project contest of partner NGOs, to organize the International Memorial Day of persons who died from AIDS (20 May, 2012).


Using express tests to identify HIV

February 2012 is the starting point for drug users, recipients of the Association "Youth for the Right to Live" Balti in accessing voluntary HIV testing by using express tests within the Harm Reduction Project implemented in Balti.


HIV vaccine trial approved by FDA

A vaccine that may prevent HIV has been given the green light by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to begin clinical trials in humans, according to Canadian researchers.


Team of surveillance experts for conducting BSS 2012 in Republic of Moldova

The UNAIDS Moldova in collaboration with the National Centre of Health Management, Monitoring and Evaluation of National Health Programmes intends to conduct HIV Sentinel surveillance in vulnerable groups vulnerable groups through a quantitative study with linked anonymous testing to HIV, VHC and VHB, to provide the strategic information on trends and current behaviors and risks needed to guide planning.


World Day of Social Justice

Over the past year, the winds of change have swept across the globe. Citizens by the millions have voiced their discontent around similar themes: inequality, corruption, repression and the absence of decent work.  At the heart of this mass mobilization lies a call for social justice. 


Recruitment of an IT specialist for developing of a distant learning course for youth based on the school

An IT specialist will be recruited for a long-term period with the overall goal to develop the course on internet, CD and mobile based. The IT specialist will be responsible for adjustment of the approved curricula to the open source software package Moodles, develop the design of the site and the security system of this project, after the implementation of the project to monitor the statistic situation of exploring this course by students.


The United Nations and the Government of the Republic of Moldova signed a new programme of cooperation

The United Nations and the Government of the Republic of Moldova signed today a US$ 217 million development and assistance programme for the years 2013-2017. The new programme of cooperation, “Towards Unity in Action: United Nations-Republic of Moldova Partnership Framework”, supports Moldova’s priorities and development challenges in three priority areas: (1) democratic governance, justice, equality and human rights; (2) human development and social inclusion; and (3) environment, climate change and disaster risk management. 


National consultancy for support and supervision of Regional Social Centers for PLHIV

PAS Center is currently implementing the “Reducing HIV-related burden in the Republic of Moldova” Project, financed by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) and intends to apply part of the proceeds for the support and supervision of Regional Social Centers for PLHIV. The PAS Center now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services.


UNAIDS commits its support to the Global Fund and calls for solidarity

UNAIDS is confident, that in the Global Fund’s transition phase, its transformation plan will help deliver further results. UNAIDS will continue to work in partnership with countries and with the Global Fund to reduce risks and ensure high-impact programmes continue on the ground.


Soros-Foundation Moldova launches a new project in the field of Human Rights

Justice Program of the Soros-Foundation Moldova announces the launch of the Project "Promoting Community Education and documentation of the cases of human rights violation at the local level by empowering para-lawyers."


For the first time, the Republic of Moldova Represents the Countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia within the Global Fund

For the first time during 2011, Moldova has the mandate for representing Constituency Group of Eastern Europe and Central Asia of the Global Fund. This group includes 23 countries, of which all except Turkey, were part of the socialist bloc (ex, Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Russia, Romania, Ukraine, etc.).


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