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Events :: Достъп :: Volunteers - health mediators from NNHM helping in Varna

Volunteers - health mediators from NNHM helping in Varna

Field workVarna, June-July 2014

Volunteers - health mediators from 8 municipalities left for Varna on June 23rd (Monday) to help their colleagues cope with the aftermath of the disaster. The initiative for this mission comes from the National Network of Health Mediators (NNHM) and the coordiantor of the volunteer team is Velcho Mihalev, a health mediator in the Aitos municipality. The first volunteers to leave for Varna are Gergana Demireva (Karnobat), Asen Asenov (Shumen), Milyo Dobrev (Straldja), Valentin Chakurov (Tervel), Russi Bojidarov (Nova Zagora), Sasho Yordanov and Natasha Todorova (Sliven).

The main objectives for the health mediators are:
- Inspection of the houses and evaluation of the situation
- Damage assesment - people who have lost their personal documents, chronically ill people left without medication, casualties wh have lost everything in the disaster
- Cooperation with the Regional Health Inspectorate (RHI) - Varna and the Bulgarian Red Cross (BRC) in order to reduce the risk of prevalence of infectious diseases
- Ensuring access for the casualties to local insititutions - municiality, social servises, health institutions and also help with paperwork and procedures
It's planned to be a 5-day task, but an extension of this period is being discussed.
In Dobrich health mediators Anife Hassan and Nurdjihan Suleyman are gradually inspecting the areas affected by the flood. With the support of the NNHM up until now laundry and cleaning detergents have been bought and handed out to 88 families, and the inspections are ongoing. All iniitiatives in connection with prevention of prevalence of infectious diseases are carried out in coordination with the RHI and the BRC.

 

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Events :: Достъп :: Volunteers - health mediators from NNHM helping in Varna