MOLDOVA - CEB donation to blood-transfusion infrastructure
20 June 2012
PARIS - Mr. Vlad Filat, Prime Minister, and Mr. Rolf Wenzel, Governor of the CEB, signed on 16 June, in Chisinau, a “contribution agreement” worth € 500 000 in favour of Moldova.
Approved at the 2012 Joint Meeting of CEB’s Governing Board and Administrative Council in Chisinau, this donation is aimed at assisting the Ministry of Health with the procurement of additional secondary-plasma fractionation equipment. This acquisition is expected to reinforce the national blood-derivative production capacity and consequently reduce Moldova’s dependence on costly plasma and related imports from abroad.
The donation follows on from a € 6 million loan and a € 1.44 million interest-rate subsidy extended by CEB to Moldova in 2003, which helped achieve noticeable improvements and modernisation of the Moldovan national blood-transfusion system.
Governor Wenzel emphasized the importance of this high social added value project in the health sector for both Moldova and the CEB.
On June 16, Prime Minister Vlad Filat and Governor Rolf Wenzel also signed a framework loan agreement worth € 13.4 million, aimed at carrying out the second phase of a social housing project.