2009 News Archives
18 Jun 2009
Students of Moldova's Medical University will benefit from 26,000 new medical books and journals and access to thousands of on-line resources as a result of American generosity. On June 18, Ambassador Asif J. Chaudhry helped to donate the medical books and journals to the “N. Testemitanu” State Medical and Pharmaceutical University. Twelve libraries from North Carolina worked together to collect resources which were donated by the Coastal Area Health Education Center Medical Library in Wilmington, North Carolina – an initiative spearheaded by Mrs. Donna Flake and Mrs. Diane Darrow.
The increase in current medical knowledge available to students will impact Moldovans for years to come through improvements in health care. Minister of Health Larisa Catrinici thanked the U.S. Government for the ongoing help and commitment in support of the medical field. The event was implemented through the North Carolina-Moldova State Partnership Program and overseen by the Bilateral Affairs Office of the U.S. Embassy in Chisinau. The Counterpart International Organization provided crucial support for this project, which was possible due to the interest and enthusiasm of the State Medical and Pharmaceutical University Administration.