National Center for Public Health

National Scientific-Practical Centre of Preventive Medicine (NSPCPM) is a public institution, part of the State Sanitary-Epidemiological Service, under the aegis of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Moldova, which works according to the legislation in place, normative acts of the Government, Ministry of Health, other normative acts, international treaties Moldova has signed.

NSPCPM was established in 1995 based on reorganization of the Principal Sanitary-Epidemiological Directorate of the Ministry of Health, Republican Centre for Hygiene and Epidemiology, scientific units of Hygiene and Epidemiology of the Institute of Researche in Preventive and Clinic Medicine, the Republican Centre on AIDS Prevention and Control and Republican Health Centre.

The institution has to fulfill the following tasks as it follows:

  • Participate in the implementation of the state policy in area of preventive medicine according to the legislation in place;
  • Supervise and monitor the morbidity caused by infectious and parasite diseases, intoxications, detect and estimate the factors which harm the environment;
  • Organize and carry out scientific research, apply the accomplishments of the national and world science and medical practice in area of preventive medicine;
  • Authorize use of chemical substances, production means, new technologies for production and processing of food products, cosmetics, biological items;
  • Ensure sanitary-epidemiological welfare of the population in case of natural calamities, extraordinary situations caused by chemical, biological or physical pollution;
  • Develop legislative projects on sanitary-anti-epidemic measures, including for the import of food products, raw agricultural materials, toxic chemical substances, industrial items which could influence negatively the human health;
  • Supervise the implementation of the national programmes, normative acts on sanitary-epidemiological provision of the population and in case the modality to cover the prejudice caused to population as a result of lack of respect towards sanitary legislation;
  • Organize health educational activities; promote the healthy life style, ensure hygienic training, organize capacity building of experts working in different areas of the national economy on personal and collective hygiene.

The institution has a national importance as carries out managerial and scientific-practical activities in preventive medicine, concerning hygiene and evaluation of the influence of the evironemental factors on human health, social and demographical problems, immunology and epidemiology as well as development and adjustment of the legislative-normative acts to international requirements.


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.