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VISION Baylor Romania’s vision is to live in a non-discriminatory community, capable of stopping the communicable and chronic diseases. MISSION Baylor Romania’s mission is to help the community develop effective services for the prevention and care of infectious and chronic diseases. Currently, Baylor Black Sea Foundation’s status is that of a public utility organization. Baylor provides prevention, treatment and care for people affected by infectious and chronic diseases, namely viral hepatitis, HIV infection and diabetes. WHERE WE WORK Baylor provides complex services at the Clinical Center of Excellence in Constanţa and operates three counseling and testing centers in the Dobrogea region, as well as a mobile voluntary testing laboratory. Over the years, Baylor provided free of charge testing and counselling for more than 75,000 people, long term medical and psycho-social care for over 3800 patients with HIV and hepatitis and supported the healthcare system with donations of medicines as well as professional training courses for specialists. OUR HISTORY The Center for HIV Clinical Excellence or the Romanian- American Children’s Center was founded on the 6th of April 2001, and the Baylor Black Sea Foundation was legally established in 2004. The Clinical Center of Excellence was created by Dr. Mark Kline to help the HIV-infected children he met during his first visit in Romania, in the late 90s. At the time of its establishment, the center was the largest pediatric clinic in Europe to provide care and treatment for HIV infected children. Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative at Texas Children’s Hospital (BIPAI) Baylor Romania is part of a network of centers headquartered in Houston, Texas, at the Baylor College of Medicine and the Texas Pediatric Hospital. The network includes 14 countries in Africa, North America, South America and Eastern Europe. BIPAI’s mission is to provide ethical, high quality services strongly impacting in the areas of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, malnutrition and other diseases that affect the health and well-being of children and families around the world. BIPAI conducts projects in 14 countries, providing family- centered medical care, pediatric treatment and specializations for medical and research professionals. THE HEADQUARTERS: HOUSTON, TEXAS, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE Gaborone, Botswana Maseru, Lesotho Lilongwe, Malawi Constanta, Romania Mbabane, Swaziland Mbeya, Tanzania Mwanza, Tanzania Kampala, Uganda SATELLITE EXCELLENCE CENTERS Botha-Bothe, Lesotho Leribe, Lesotho Mohale`s Hoek, Lesotho Mokhotlong, Lesotho Q`acha`s Nek, Lesotho Hlatikulu, Swaziland Manzini, Swaziland GLOBAL HEALTH PROJECTS Angola Colombia Liberia Morocco Papua New Guinea Argentine 5