Initiation of palliative care services in the Transnistrian region

Sector: Social

Implemented by: FFMS “Angelus Moldova” in partnership with Oncological dispenser, Tiraspol (left bank)

Budget: 19.042 USD

Duration: December 2016 -November 2018

Beneficiaries: direct – 30 participants from both banks.  Indirect beneficiaries – 3000 persons informed about palliative care.

Results: General objectives of this project: Providing the necessary assistance to initiate a functional palliative care system in the Transnistrian region.

Duration the implementation of the project were organized:

  • The training of specialists in palliative care, which took place at the Oncological Dispensary in Tiraspol during 2 weeks for 80 academic hours. The training for 17 specialists (16 doctors and one psychologist)/11 women was carried out by three trainers from the Hospice Angelus Moldova. The event was attended by a representative of the region authorities and was promoted by the news agency Novosti. Also, the partners from Tiraspol created a facebook page of the Organization and posted material about the event: https://www.facebook.com/rakpmrnet/ . The information was placed on the Facebook page of Hospice Angelus Moldova.
  • Translation of medical protocols and specialized guide on palliative care has begun in February, 2018. At the end of April, the Palliative Care Guide and 5 clinical protocols were drafted.
  • During the two-day study visit (7-8 June 2018), 28 participants/10 women  from the left bank of the Nistru  visited “Casa Angelus” in Chisinau, together with the staff of Hospice Angelus to observe in practice how pediatric palliative care services are provided in a stationary setting.
  • a documentary spot dedicated to the topic of palliative care was developed and mounted by the LIC TV studio in Ribnita in Russian with subtitles.