Project financed by the Norwegian Grants 2009 - 2014, within the RO 19 - Public Health Initiative.
Over 10 million Euros for rapid diagnostic, correct, complete and directly observed treatment and adequate information
“Marius Nasta” Institute of Pulmonology, in partnership with the Romanian Angel Appeal Foundation, the Centre for Health Policies and Services Foundation and LHL International Tuberculosis Foundation, is implementing the project “Improving the Health Status of the Romanian Population through Increasing the TB Control”.
The project is part of the Program RO 19 Public Health Initiatives, which program operator is the Ministry of Health and has a budget of 10.740.280 Euro, ensured from 2 sources: 85% through the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009–2014 and 15% co-financing from the state budget. The period of implementation of the project is 20 months, 8 August 2014 – 7 April 2016.
The project meets the needs identified by our national and international experts, regarding multidrug resistant TB and extensive drug resistant TB (TB MDR/XDR).
The main objectives of the project are:
The main activities which will be implemented within the project:
“With the support of this funding, we have the opportunity to make a difference in TB control in Romania. The amount of over 10 million Euros shall be invested in drugs, rapid diagnostic equipment and support for the patients. It is an important step, which will be continued through other sources of funding, as well as by insuring the sustainability of the interventions from governmental sources. Our aim is that, by 2020, TB is no more a public health problem in Romania.” (Dr. Gilda Popescu, Coordinator of the National TB Control Program)
Costinela Caraene, PR Coordinator