Tagliente is an international consultancy firm with expertise and experience in health economics and health systems.

Moldova: Real-time evaluation “Reform of mental health services”

The Swiss Cooperation Office in Moldova (SCO-M) has contracted Tagliente to carry out a real-time evaluation for te exit phase of the project “Support to the Reform of Mental Health Services in Moldova – MENSANA”, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and implemented by the Netherlands Trimbos Institute.

Tagliente will be engaged in the next couple of years with this assignment.  

In 2014, the Moldovan Ministry of Health started a comprehensive mental health reform aimed to develop community mental health services, reduce stigma and discrimination of people with mental health diseases, and improve the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the mental health sector. Since then, the MENSANA project has supported the implementation of the reform and has helped the Ministry of Health achieve its strategic objectives. 

With the planned pull-out of SDC from MENSANA, Tagliente will provide real-time feedback to national and local stakeholders to facilitate the sustainability of community mental health practice.  The transition of the project  from donor-funded to national government is a delicate process that requires building trust; ensuring resources; alignement with health priorities of the Government; strong national and local leadership; and, advocacy activities to persuade key policymakers to support the project’s sustainability in the long-run.