Professional help caring for the sick and dying in the Republic of Moldova
Three examples show how elderly, sick, or dying people in the Republic of Moldova receive medical care and emotional support from our nursing staff.
7.50 euros per care visit
While the costs for around five patients who each receive palliative care are paid for by the Council, we must pay for the other expenses ourselves.
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Loving care for the dying from nurses, carers and and neighbours
Conversations with medical professionals have shown that people in the Republic of Moldova often avoid or put off for as long as possible seeing a doctor because they’re afraid of hearing the outcome of examination and tests or they shy away from the cost that a medical treatment could entail. So, the outcome is that treatment often comes too late, or the costs are simply not affordable. Dora draws a pension of about 2,000 Moldovan leu, which corresponds to about 105 euros (as of October 2022).
Returning to health after bad initial care
The patient is known at Gloria; in winter, she has been a regular guest at the women’s winter hostel for a number of years. Her small cottage – an approximately 16-square-meter room with a 2-square-meter hallway that still houses the gas stove – has no heating. The cottage is located on the property belonging to one of her daughters-in-law. Her daughter-in-law’s husband passed away 20 years ago, but she still cares for his mother.
Already with 7.50 euros per day the ambulatory care service cares for a patient.
Complications caused by diabetes
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7.50 euros per care visit…
… that’s all it costs for our outpatient nursing service. This means we can pay the nurses’ wages, pay for care products and medicines and a driver – in the Republic of Moldova only a few women have a driving licence – petrol and car servicing costs.
More current news from the Republic of Moldova
We had asked for support for the work of our partners in the Republic of Moldova, Greece and Germany. Read here how we were able to help until the beginning of April 2022.
With our partners in the Republic of Moldova, Greece and Germany, we strive to help where help is needed. You can also help
In a day care centre that wortundtat supports in the Republic of Moldova, the children are happy about a great climbing frame – built by helpers from Germany.