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Strengthening HRH Planning and Management in Moldova


Moldova faces an enormous emigration of health professionals especially to the EU and US. The Moldovan Ministry of Health and the Observatory for Human Resources for Health (HRH) therefore approached KIT to help them improve human resource management skills in order to motivate health workers to remain in Moldova.

Training to Remain

KIT examined the training received by health facility managers and established a human resource management training scheme. We also assisted the Observatory for HRH to improve their situational analysis.

Together we identified the various stakeholders and governmental policy and legal factors that could improve the situation. We looked for bilateral agreements between concerned institutions that would help stem the tide of migration among health workers.

Finally and most importantly we conducted a mixed method study into why so many Moldovan health professionals migrate, and why they remain abroad.

The Health of the Nation

In 2014 we hope to implement training schemes for health facility managers. The result of the migration study will be discussed with policy makers, professional associations and other important partners.

The practical application of this knowledge and training will make it possible to form sound retention strategies and to stimulate circular migration so that expatriated Moldovan health professionals can once again contribute to the health of the nation.

Services delivered

  • Applied Research & Knowledge Management

    As a knowledge institute, KIT compiles, analyses and develops new knowledge on health systems, sustainable economic development and gender, but also supports others in making active use of such knowledge. For example, KIT conducts significant frontrunner research on rising global issues such as youth employment, gender issues in the agricultural sector, and sexual reproductive health and rights. This enables KIT to broker grounded and actionable knowledge as advice to public and private sector organisations seeking to improve their development impact. It also allows for KIT’s convening role, bringing together different stakeholders and facilitating knowledge exchange and learning to support collaboration and innovation for impact. 

  • Policy & Programme Design

    KIT operates at the intersection of theory and practice and between policy and implementation, translating good intentions into meaningful social and economic impact. Our professional staff combine expertise in specific content areas with the ability to offer a diverse suite of advisory services, including policy and programme design and implementation. This experience enables our advisors to navigate sustainable development processes and identify elements that can make a difference in programme performance. We help governments, organisations and businesses to learn from their experiences, improve practice, and maximize the impact of their interventions. With the knowledge we share, public and private investors are better equipped to identify the investments that yield highest economic and social impact. 

  • Training, Coaching & Education

    KIT Royal Tropical Institute provides tailor-made training to clients such as educational and research institutes, NGOs and local or national governments and ministries across the globe. Our programmes are specifically designed to address the unique objectives and capacities of the requesting organisation. For example, one of the challenges faced by an NGO in Afghanistan was how to effectively reach women in its programme as well as how to recruit and retain female staff. KIT designed a training on gender mainstreaming and health governance to address this and other challenges faced by the NGO.  We also offers Masters programmes and advanced courses designed to equip health professionals with the skills and expertise necessary to address public health challenges around the world. By bringing together people from different countries and regions, KIT’s international courses create a forum for linking and exchanging experiences among a broad range of development practitioners.  Finally, through training, consultancy and coaching services, KIT’s Intercultural Professionals unit provides a comprehensive approach to effective intercultural communication and cooperation. By demonstrating the value of cultural awareness and sensitivity, culture-specific insights and intercultural competencies, Intercultural Professionals helps NGOs, governments, corporate entities, leaders & professionals to enhance their business offering and integrate inclusive policies into their global or local operations.