Hospices of Hope Moldova and the British Embassy Chisinau organized a charity event this weekend under the title "Charity Winter Dinner" 2021. The purpose of the event was to raise funds for the National Palliative Care Network within Hospices of Hope Moldova, namely to ensure continuity of free palliative care services for terminally ill adults and children.

The event took place on December 11 and brought together 40 participants, including state officials, members of the diplomatic corps, businessmen, friends and supporters of the organization.

The charity was supported by the Minister of Health and Social Protection, Ala Nemerenco, who contributed with a donation to the event but also stressed the importance of developing palliative care in the Republic of Moldova: “For the first time in the history of our country, a function has been opened which will deal only with palliative care. It is the responsibility of the state, first of all, and we thank the organizations and donors who took the ball from the state court and did not leave these people without hope. Thanks to all those who work in this service, they are all absolutely dedicated people, it is a difficult thing from a physical and psychological point of view. We will improve the contracting, the standards, the regulations, we will provide the mechanisms and the weapons you need. ”

His Excellency Steven Fisher, Ambassador of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, mentioned: “I am proud that more than 50 charities from the United Kingdom or affiliated to the United Kingdom are active here in Moldova. Through its dedicated team of professionals and volunteers, Hospices of Hope Moldova provides essential care to Moldovan citizens when they are in dire need of this help. During these years, most of the funds raised by Hospices of Hope are raised here in Moldova, due to the generosity of Moldovans. It's encouraging to see that. It is also very encouraging to see that the Government of the Republic of Moldova is also looking to work in harmony with charities. That gives us great hope for the future of palliative care in this country. "

The general sponsor of the event, Plamen Milanov, director of NGM Company, also came with a speech of encouragement for the organization and patients in difficulty: "It is a great honor and responsibility for me to be a sponsor of this charity , knowing that the funds from a charity event will help many incurable patients, improve their care and provide them with the necessary support in their fight against the diagnosis.

“It is a charity event that brings together providers and the state of the Republic of Moldova for a common goal, to develop palliative care services in the Republic of Moldova. We thank Minister Ala Nemerenco, partners and sponsors for their support in Hospices of Hope Moldova. Thanks to all those present at the event, we will be able to consolidate the multidisciplinary teams from Soroca, Orhei, Ocnita and Taraclia, ”said Lara Moraru, Executive Director of Hospices of Hope Moldova.

EUR 12450 was raised at this event. This amount is intended to ensure the continuity of the free palliative care service. Due to this amount, the multidisciplinary teams within the National Palliative Care Network of the Republic of Moldova will be able to continue to alleviate the pain for the 200 patients cared for monthly. By September 2021, 433 beneficiaries had been cared for, and in the 4 years since the launch of this network, about 65,000 palliative home visits were made.

Hospices of Hope Moldova is a British charity organisation that has been actively developing, since 2017, the National Network of Hospices of Hope Palliative Care Services - the first of its kind in the country. Currently, this network includes four mobile multi-disciplinary teams that provide free services to beneficiaries in the districts of Orhei, Soroca, Ocnita and Taraclia.