Working in Moldova since 2000, we collaborate closely with our partner Second Breath, among others, to:
- improve policies affecting older people at local, national and international levels
- improve health conditions, focusing on non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and hypertension
We work with a network of ten organizations involved in our work and utilize over 300 volunteers.
The difference we made in 2010-2011
- We have supported 613 multigenerational households by building intergenerational relationships and training other organizations to support older carers. Our work in this area has grown, as research indicates 91% of older people take care of children left behind by migration when both parents are away.
- We have made several recommendations to the government of Moldova with the commissioner for the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Right. These are to extend social security benefits to people working in the informal sector, increase pensions, target social assistance at older people and make sure emergency ambulances reach older people.
- Through our work on health, we have supported 150 multigenerational households. Focusing on non communicable diseases, we offered regular home visits, NCD prevention and management, and awareness raising seminars.
Over the next 12 months, we will:
- Support older men and women to challenge age discrimination and claim their rights.
- Help older men and women access quality healthcare, focusing on non-communicable diseases prevention and management.
- Assist older people in their role as carers by building their grandparenting skills.
- Build partnerships throughout Moldova to work effectively with and for older men and women.
Second Breath, Ministry of Labour, Social Protection and Family, UNICEF, IOM, Inspiration