2006-2016: A decade of improvement
Child mortality rates remain low: the country has made great progress in reducing the under-five mortality rate – the probability of children dying before their fifth birthday. The government put into place a nationwide health insurance scheme in 2004 with advances in the coverage of antenatal care and immunization. The National Health Insurance Company fully finances childhood and adolescent health services.
Most children in Moldova have access to education, including early learning programmes: 87 per cent of three-to-seven-year-old children are enrolled in preschools and 84 per cent of three- to five-year-old children are developmentally on-track in the literacy-numeracy, physical and social-emotional learning domains.