AIDS Stakeholders – Institutions Involved in HIV/AIDS Reponse in Moldova

At the national level, the state policy in the area of HIV/AIDS is implemented through the National Programme on Prevention and Control of HIV/AIDS and STI, which determines national strategies of priority for prevention, epidemiological surveillance and treatment. The structure of the institutional framework of the NAP is rather complex. The main executors of the state policy in the area of HIV/AIDS and STI are the Government, local public administration authorities, Ministry of Health and Social Protection and other Ministries, NGOs, mass media, etc. An important contribution is carried out by international organizations, such as UNAIDS and most UN agencies, GFATM/WB, Soros Foundation Moldova, SIDA, etc.


National AIDS Stakeholders and their Role

National Coordination Council and NCC Secretariat

      - Development, integration, correlation and monitoring of activities under the NAP

Government and its Ministries

      - Capacity building related to national response to HIV/AIDS/STI;

      - Support to the consolidation of NGO networks which are working in the field of HIV/AIDS/STI and people living with HIV/AIDS;

      - Priority financing, political support of HIV/AIDS activities;

      - Focal points and HIV related responsibilities under several ministries;

      - M&E

Local Public Administration Authorities

       - Regional interdepartmental, multisectoral HIV/AIDS/STIs committees;

       - Earmarking in local budgets for HIV/AIDS activities;

       - Contribution to regional programmes in the field.

Mass Media

        - Promote and make use of non-discriminatory language in HIV/AIDS/STIs

        - Communication activities.

National Centre for Public Health

        - Evaluation of population health, prognosis as to the evolution of basic indicators and sanitary-epidemiological statistics;

        - Elaboration of prevention programmes at national and territorial levels;

        - Fighting negative effect of harmful environment and production factors;

        - Cooperation with other medical-sanitary national and international institutions of common and global interest;

        - Exchange of experience and information.

Public Institution "UCIMP"

        - Strengthening of the public health through reforming the health system;

        - Development of the institutional capacities;

        - Fighting negative effect of harmful environment and production factors;

     - Support to the National Programmes on Prevention and Control of HIV/AIDS/STI and TB and National Programme on  Blood Transfusion Safety.

Rayon Centres for Preventive Medicine

        - Epidemiological surveillance in territories;

        - Elaboration and implementation of preventive measures;

        - Organization and coordination activities with other medical institutions.

National AIDS Centre

        - Analysis of the epidemiological situation, maintenance of official statistics;

        - Elaboration of methods in all the areas of activity;

        - Confirmation and reference tests for HIV/AIDS;

        - Training and seminars on HIV/AIDS for family doctors.

Republican Dermato-Venerological Dispensary

        - ARV treatment;

        - Treatment of opportunistic infections.

National Centre for Health Management

        - Health system strengthening;

        - Scientific research coordination in the field of public health;

        - Development of the legislative framework in public health.

Monitoring and Evaluation Unit on HIV/AIDS

        - Development of M&E plans for the National AIDS Programmes, UNGASS reports, etc.


        - Grassroots activities;

        - Wide range of prevention, care, support and rehabilitation projects in HIV/AIDS related areas;

        - Lobby and advocacy.

International organizations

        - Financial and technical assistance.

Association “Positive initiative”

“Positive initiative” is a new created association that represents a network within the organizations with a reach experience in the field of HIV, especially working and providing services for MARPS (Most at Risk populations), people living with HIV, IDU, women and children HIV+ or affected by HIV.

Association "Youth for Right to Life", Balti

Association "Youth for Right to Life", Balti is an NGO from Balti, Republic of Moldova, that more than one decade works in the field of HIV prevention, drug abuse and social assistance.

UN Groups on HIV/AIDS

Coordination, cohesion and effectiveness of the UN contribution to the national response to HIV/AIDS

More information on UN TG and UN JT


Advocacy, Capacity building (NCC, TWG, NGOs, PLH, etc), Promotion of best practices, Support of PLH


Advocacy, ARV Treatment, Technical norms and guidelines, Promotion of research into health service delivery


Advocacy, Children made vulnerable or orphaned because of HIV, Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission, Life skills based education, Prevention among young people


Advocacy, Reproductive Health, Condom Promotion, Peer education, VCT


Advocacy, Coordination, HIV Prevention in the Armed Forces


HIV and Migrants


HIV and Refugees


HIV at the workplace


HIV Prevention education


Nutrition and food security for PLHIV and their families


HIV prevention among IDU and in penitentiaries


Advocacy, Financial support


Prevention of HIV among women