Lithuania will contribute to the strengthening of the Medicines and Medical Devices Agency of Moldova
On March 9 representatives of the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to the Republic of Moldova have attended the launching ceremony of the EU-funded Twinning project “Strengthening of the Medicines and Medical Devices Agency of the Republic of Moldova as regulatory agency in the field of medicines, medical devices and pharmaceutical activity”.
For a period of two years the team of Lithuanian experts from the Ministry of Health, State Medicines Control Agency, National Health Insurance Fund, and Central Project Management Agency in cooperation with junior partners from the Office for Registration of Medicinal Products, Medical Devices and Biocidal Products of Poland, will assist the Medicines and Medical Devices Agency of the Republic of Moldova in developing practical skills in regulation and supervision of the market for medicinal products and medical devices in line with the EU standards.
The director of the Medicines and Medical Devices Agency of the Republic of Moldova, the Head of the European Union Delegation to Moldova, the ambassadors of Lithuania and Poland, the Vice-minister of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Republic of Moldova, the Vice-minister of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania and the Head of the International Relations Department of European Medicines Agency have attended the event. During their speeches, guests emphasized the importance of the project and expressed their hopes for the tangible results for the benefit of residents of Moldova. The implementing agencies have presented the objectives, implementation activities and foreseen results of the project.
Lithuanian authorities alone or in consortium with the other EU member states have been successfully awarded the implementation of 5 EU-funded Twinning projects in Moldova in the fields of food safety and veterinary, consumer rights, public administration reform and pharmaceutical activity regulation. European Commission-funded EU Twinning program brings together the EU countries to share their experience and best practices with the peer institutions of the beneficiary countries with the aim to strengthen their administrative capacity and implement necessary reforms.