The association „Youth for the Right to Live” Balti branch was declared the winner of a national tender for the selection of projects funded from the Prophylaxis Fund of the National Health Insurance Company

The association „Youth for the Right to Live” Balti branch was declared the winner of a national tender for the selection of projects funded from the Prophylaxis Fund of the National Health Insurance Company

Two projects were declared as winners of the first edition of the national competition for selection the harm reduction and prevention projects, to be funded from the Prophylaxis Fund of the National Health Insurance Company (NHIC), one of which is „Prevention of HIV and sexually transmitted infections among injecting drug users in the Balti municipality, based on the Harm Reduction Strategy” project proposed by the Association „Tinerii pentru Dreptul la Viaţă”, Balti („Youth for the Right to Live” Balti branch). The amount requested from the NHIS is 999 thousands 990 Moldovan lei.

Thus, the Association „Tinerii pentru Dreptul la Viaţă”, Balti, in the upcoming months, will provide harm reduction services in the context of HIV, STI, and viral hepatitis for 1/3 of injecting drug users from Balti municipality, from the Prophylaxis Fund of the National Health Insurance Company resources.  The remaining 2/3ds of the group of injecting drug users will be covered with services from the resources of Global Fund grant provided to the country for the next years.

In total, four public associations have submitted their project proposals to the competition.

The competition itself was held from August 14 to September 15, 2017.  The funding priorities set for the current year, are focused on prophylaxis and preventing the risk of HIV and AIDS infection in groups at higher risk of infection.

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