Development of a Perinatologic System in Transnistria

Sector: Health

Implemented by: UNDP Moldova and the Perinatal Association of Moldova

Duration: January 2010-November 2010

Partners: Tiraspol Perinatal center; medical staff from 7 district maternity hospitals: Ribnita, Camenca, Dubasari, Grigoriopol, Slobozia, as well as Tiraspol and Tighina municipalities.

Status: Activities concluded. Final report submitted 02 February 2011.The final report was positively evaluated and approved. Delivery 100%.

Budget: 60,000 EUR (training) + 466,000 USD (re-equipment of the Tiraspol and Bender Perinatal Centres)

Short description:

  • To strengthen the perinatal service in the TN region
  • To train the medical staff from maternity hospitals as well as build professional relations between specialists on both banks of the river.
  • To implement in perinatal care system of the TN region cost-effective and evidence-based interventions recommended by WHO for mother and child hospitals

Beneficiaries: Medical staff in Tiraspol and Bender


Ten theoretical-practical seminars were conducted by lecturers / specialists from the Medical University “N. Testemitanu” and the Mother and Child Research Institute from Chisinau for their colleagues from the Transnistrian region.

Three training modules necessary for conducting the seminars, – “Essential newborn care and breastfeeding”, “Essential care at birth” and “State of emergency in neonatology”; were developed and published.

Clinical protocols in obstetrics and neonatology have been developed and a guide with the same name was published.

An internationally selected medical consultant, in partnership with the EUD project manager for health projects, assessed the necessary upgrades in terms of medical equipment and infrastructure rehabilitation of the assigned sites and recommended the extension of the re-equipment to the mother and child center in Bender as well.