Prevention of Cervical Cancer 2001-2003(Prevenirea cancerului cervical 2001 – 2003)

Objective – the development, implementation and evaluation of a effective and efficient public-health approach to cervical cancer for the development of a coherent national strategy in this field

Results have covered:

  • Frotium investigation protocol
  • The development and delivery of training for family physicians, citologists and reference center specialists
  • Mobilizing the target population for screening
  • Media campaign to inform and educate women
  • The distribution of information materials to 2000 family physicians across the country
  • Interactive meetings with 350 women at national level
  • Tv spot seen by 70% of the urban women at least 2 times
  • The increase of target group awareness from 33% to 51%  behind the media campaign (2 omnibus studies)
  • Screening 11 070 women from Bucharest and neighbouring areas

Duration – January – December 2002 (the project covered the period 2001-2003)

Financing body – Open Society Institute – New York, , Open Society Foundation - Romania



The European Initiative for Human Rights 2001-2002 (Inițiativa Europeană pentru Drepturile Omului 2001- 2002)

Objective – the development of recommendations and proposals to improve the legislative framework regarding the rights of medical insured people and the increase of the public awareness level regarding these rigths

Results have included:

  • Report for the evaluation  of the legislative framework in Romania and its consistency with the European one regarding the rights of medically insured people and the evaluation of the effects the health contributions introduction had on the health system in Romania from the point of view of service access and quality, of the public awareness level regarding these rigths
  • Better information for the population behind the set-up of the Insured persons’ guide.

Duration – 2001-2002

Financing body – EU – EIHR, National House for Health Contributions/Insurance, Health Ministry



PHARE - ACCESS Program B7-500  - Information, monitoring and resocialization – the Center for marginalized people from Sector 2 in Bucharest (PHARE - ACCESS Program B7-500 – Informarea, monitorizarea si resocializarea - Centrul pentru cetăţenii marginalizaţi din sectorul 2)

Objective – to set-up an information center in collaboration with the Social Protection Department of the Sector 2 Mayor Hall

Results have included:

  • The development of a software with 2 integrated data bases, one with demand, one with supply. An IT infrastructure was created to support this application.
  • A special information office with a dedicated phone line, as well as training sessions for the persons working in this office.
  • The launch of the center was made via a press conference.

Duration – 2001- 2002

Financing body – EU-PHARE-ACCES



Training community assistants to evaluate the development of the child – the roles of the multi-disciplinary team (Formarea asistenților comunitari pentru evaluarea dezvoltării copilului – rolurile echipei multi-disciplinare)

Objective – strengthening the role of community assistants within the multi-disciplinary team at the community level

Results have included:

  • The development of a training course
  • The delivery of the course

Duration – 2002

Finanțator – The World Health Organization



The development of a distance learning network 2001-2003 (Dezvoltarea unei reţele de învăţământ la distanţă - 2001-2003)

Objective – the set-up of a distance learning network in the field of public health and the improvement of access to continued medical education in this field, the set-up of 6 centers dedicated to distance learning, the training of trainers for distance learning, the set-up of 4 distance learning courses in public health and health management

Results have included:

  • Network of 6 „receiver” distance learning centers  - CHPS Bucureşti, Institutul pentru Managementul de Sănătate Bucureşti, SMURD Tg. Mures, 3 centers at CEMC Iasi, CSS Cluj and CEMC Timisoara
  • Train the trainer program at the Kentucky University, SUA
  • Finalized courses: evidence-based medicine, emergency-care services, individual medical practice management, public health

Duration 2001-2002 (the project covered the period 2001-2003)

Finanțator – Open Society Institute – New York, Open Society Foundation - Romania



The development of a National Public Health School 2001-2003 (Dezvoltarea unei Şcoli Naţionale de Sănătate Publică 2001-2003)

Objective – to support the higher education institutions and the research institutes on public health in Romania in order to develop the public health approach in line with European and international experience and to strengthen the competences and performance of the public health professionals for solving specific health issues in Romania using internationally agreed concepts and instruments

Results have included:

  • The development of quality indicators for trainers, study programs and students
  • Organizing a public health and health management summer school to promote public health among the decision makers from the health system
  • Organizing seminars on public health curricula and school development
  • Exchanges of trainers and students with international partners
  • Development of training materials

Duration – 2001-2002 (the project covered the period 2001-2003)

Financing body – Open Society Institute – New York, Open Society Foundation - Romania



The support program for the development of paleative care 2000-2002 (Programul de sprijin al dezvoltarii îngrijirilor paleative 2000 – 2002)

Objectiv e – to support the development of the paleative care field

Results have included:

  • The set-up of resource/training centers
  • The support of a regional paleative care educational program
  • The facilitation of meetings among the stakeholders in paleative care
  • The granting of scholarships in the area of paleative care
  • Supporting study trips for education and training on paleative care
  • The translation and publication of educational materials

Duration – January 2000 – December 2002

Financing body – OSI



Medical Internet 2000-2002 (Internet medical - 2000 – 2002)

Objective – to facilitate the development of international medical programs through the use of Internet as support for distance learning; to offer fast communication facilities for medical centers with high medical and education competences.

Results have included:

  • The development of a national public health network (www.sanatate-publica.ro)
  • Broadening access to the medical Internet resources
  • Courses on computer literacy, net searching and data publishing
  • Public health distance learning
  • The development of the Evidence-based medicine Center
  • Dezvoltarea Centrului de Medicina Bazata pe Dovezi.

Duration – January 2000 – December 2002

Financing  – OSI



Harm Reduction  from injected drug consumption (Programul de reducere a consecinţelor negative ale consumului de droguri intra-venos) (2000 – 2002)

Objective – to create local capacity to respond adequately to the consequences of increased injected drug abuse. CHPS participated, in collaboration withInternational Harm Reduction Development Program, 9 projects on harm reduction.

Results have included:

  • Direct collaboration with the target group (outreach programs)
  • Setting up day centers for the drug users
  • Delivering support services to the drug users

Duration – January 2000 – December 2002

Financing body – OSI



Program for people with mental disabilities 2000-2002 (Program pentru persoane cu disabilităţi mintale 2000- 2002)

Objective – to support the activity of the NGOs that develop alternative projects to the institutionalization of mental-disability people

Results have included:

  • Pilot programs for effective and efficient community interventions for mental-disability persons who can be socially integrated

Duration – January 2000 – December 2002

Financing body – OSI



Primary health care program 2000-2002 (Program de asistenta medicala primară (2000 – 2002)

Objective – to increase the quality of the medical act in Romania through the set-up of an efficient continued medical education system in Romania

Results have included:

  • The set-up of Continued Medical Education Centers in Bucharest, Iaşi, Cluj and Timişoara and one  Center for Emergency Care in Târgu-Mureş, allowing both theoretical training, but also clinical practice in medical units linked with the training centers.

Duration – January 2000 – December 2002

Financing body – Open Society Institute NY, Open Society Foundation Romania