In October 2019 TGL hosted Dr Natalia Cebotarenco from Moldova to participate in a two week observership at our Melbourne office. This provided an opportunity for Dr Cebotarenco to learn about the TGL guideline production process, observe an expert group meeting in action and visit other local organisations working in the quality use of medicines field. TGL staff were also interested to learn about the health system in Moldova.
On her return to Moldova, Dr Cebotarenco plans to disseminate what she learnt during her time at TGL with colleagues in her region through a Russian-language quality use of medicines newsletter. She hopes to raise awareness of the importance of strong quality assurance processes and conflict of interest policies in guideline development, and to build support for better guidelines in the region.