Key messages for primary care practitioners

  • If the patient is new to the UK explain to them how the NHS operates and discuss how this compares to the healthcare system they've been used to.
  • Screen all new entrants (including children) from this country for TB.
  • There is a high burden of Multi Drug Resistant TB in this country.
  • This country has an intermediate prevalence of hepatitis B. Consider screening for hepatitis B, particularly among those who have recently arrived.
  • This country has a considerably higher prevalence of hepatitis C than the UK.  Consider screening for hepatitis C.
  • Ensure all patients are up to date with the UK immunisation schedule.
  • Consider vitamin D deficiency in individuals who may be at risk as a result of their diet, skin colour or lack of sun exposure.
  • There is a high risk of vitamin A deficiency in this country.


Key Facts

Republic of Moldova map

Map courtesy of
U.S. Central Intelligence Agency

Country profiles

For a summary of key health indicators and health care please see

WHO Republic of Moldova [external link]

For background information on the country, its government and its people please see

BBC Moldova [external link]


World Factbook Moldova [external link]


Moldovan (official, virtually the same as the Romanian language), Russian, Gagauz (a Turkish dialect)

See language interpretation


Eastern Orthodox 98%, Jewish 1.5%, Baptist and other 0.5% (2000)


Migration to the UK

At the time of the 2001 Census there were over 400 people from this country living in the UK.


*Source: World Factbook

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