The history of the State Sanitary-Epidemiological Service (SSES) of the Republic of Moldova has been build during six decades and changed according to the sanitary-epidemiological situation in the country as well as national and international requirements, including European Community standards. The SSES history can be divided in four periods.
The activity was methodical-organizational and aimed at implementing principles of preventive medicine as it was focused on the response to existent epidemics, removal of sanitary and epidemiological consequences of the war.
SSES was established as a system with territorial structures, which ensured the background for development of legislative and normative acts related to preventive medicine.
Consolidation of the laboratory service. Modern methods of bacteriological, virological and radiological investigations were implemented.
Nowadays SSES represents a unique system of institutions and organizations, including National Scientific-Practical Centre of Preventive Medicine, Rayonal and Municipal Preventive Centers, other institutions of preventive medicine.