Thematic Fund Health Romania

Project completed

The Thematic Fund for Health Reforms in Romania has the purpose to deepen and widen previous support by Switzerland to reforms in the area of medical emergency and paediatry and will in addition to that support the development of community integrated health and social services in rural areas.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Romania
Improving social security
Basic healthcare services
01.04.2011 - 06.12.2019
CHF 8'499'200
Background

The public health system in Romania still lacks profound reforms regarding financing, organisation, training and equipment. Due to the economic crisis, the resources available are insufficient and there is a migration of health staff to Western European countries. The national health authorities are keen to continue reforms but need external assistance in knowledge and funds.

Objectives

The fund shall pursue the objectives of widening the access to public health and social services as well as improving the quality of health services. Expected outcomes are a high quality service delivery in paediatric emergency, a further professionalization of emergency services and replicable pilots of rural health services.

Target groups

Regional hospitals and training centres with their staff, population in need of emergency services and care

Activities

Priority shall be given to activities in primary health care, in emergency medicine and in paediatric intensive care. The three activities will be managed by Executing Agencies under the supervision of the Swiss Intermediate Body. 

 

Results

Achieved results:  

  • A specialisation program for paediatric intensive care was developed. A curriculum with 5 trianing modules aligned with the European Association of peadiatric intensive care was developed and approved by MoH.
  • Training centres for emergency services have training capacities in 5 university simulation centres. 40 experts were trained in simulation and 8 new curricula have been developed specialists
  • Seven pilot community medico-social service projects have been implemented in the regions of Tulcea, Botosani and Salaj and provide integrated services to people living in rural communities with the focus to improve access, quality and comprehensiveness of services for people in need. 
  • Training centres for emergency services were upgraded in terms of training equipment, materials and training capacities and nearly 500 persons were trained. 

 


Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Swiss Contribution to the enlarged EU
Project partners Contract partner
Swiss Academic and Research Institution
  • Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute


Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   8'499'200 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   6'950'073
Project phases

Phase 1 01.04.2011 - 06.12.2019   (Completed)