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Events :: Достъп :: Start of the Academic year of Health Mediators 2020

Start of the Academic year of Health Mediators 2020

ONLINESofia, May 7, 2020

On May 7 2020 the academic year for the new health mediators from all over the country started. The education is organized for a ninth consecutive year by the National Network of Health Mediators in partnership with the Faculty of Public Health (FPH) of the Medical University – Sofia. BFPA is an important and integral part of the educational team from the very start of the health mediator program. This year’s class consists of around 50 people from all over the country. In the difficult situation because of COVID-19 academia, municipalities and the mediators themselves faced for the first time the challenge to ensure an online education instead of the traditional form in FPH at MU-Sofia using the modern possibilities for online communication.

PRINTThe education will continue for a month until the beginning of June. The remote education will be aided by a “Health Mediators’ handbook” prepared by the educational team and it will help the students with learning the material. The edition is also a valuable resource for the already working “veteran” mediators. In the handbook they can find also the topics that have been elaborated by BFPA – basic periods in human development, family planning, reproductive health, contraception, STIs, maternal and child health, prevention of cervical and breast cancer, health campaigns and messages in the Roma community, effective communication in a multiethnic environment, etc. The final exams will be conducted again in the online platform due to the epidemiological situation in the country, but will give to the commission of trainers the opportunity to discuss individually with every mediator and assess the level of knowledge acquired.
Again this year the potential new health mediators were selected through a transparent selection procedure held by every municipality with the representation of RHI and the NNHM educational expert team a part of which is BFPA. The main criteria for being selected are a high-school education degree, being part of the community they will work in, knowledge and partiality to the problems of the community and fluency in the communal language.
The new health mediators will work in the municipalities of Aitos, Borovan, Borovo, Byala, Vetovo, Vidin, Vulchi dol, Vurbitza, Gulyantzi, Gurkovo, Dimitrovgrad, Dobrich, Dryanovo, Elena, Etropole, Kavarna, Karnobat, Kaspichan, Krivodol, Letnitza, Lom, Lukovit, Medkovetz, Mezdra, Muglizh, Montana, Novo selo, Pazardjik, Purvomai, Samuil, Sandanski, Septemvri, Simitli, Sliven, Straldja, Strumyani, Sungurlare, Tvurditza, Troyan, Ugurchin and Yablanitza.
In 2020 with an allocated state budget there will be 260 health mediators working in 136 municipalities in Bulgaria.
During the education of the new batch of health mediators the efforts continue to inform communities about the COVID-19 epidemic, the ways of protection and complying with the anti-epidemic measures as well as for supplying the health mediators with personal protection equipment and hygiene material and basic products for the most vulnerable families.

 

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Project ‘Can You See Me? – the hidden vulnerability of children from sexual exploitation and violence’ of ‘Parents’ Association will contribute for improving and effective applying of ‘Mechanism for reaction against harassment and violence in the institutions in the system of preschool and school education’ as exploring the gaps concerning prevention and its effective applying in cases of risk and/or cases of sexual exploitation and violence against children, including online.
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Two round tables at the second year end of the project “My body, my rights”

Yambol, September 24, 2020
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At the end of the second year of BFPA’s project “My body, my rights”, supported by the initiative for socially responsible business “MSD for mothers”, the association organized round tables on the need and benefits of family planning with a focus on vulnerable communities in two of the project locations. During the meetings a recap of the activities up to now was made and future ones were discussed for the third year. Both events were attended by  municipal representatives, Regional health inspectorate, Regional health insurance fund, health mediators, health specialists, representatives of local NGOs, Community support centers, social workers and most importantly – members of the target communities in which activities are implemented.
A special accent was BFPA’s new short animated products - “Family planning” and “Pregnancy with a smile”. The discussion was on the activities until now and their effect on improving the level of information in the target groups, the need for such activities in general, the best working communication channels in the Roma community, the role of the self help groups and the health mediators, the difficulties caused by COVID-19 and other problems, i.e. the duplication and decentralization of social activities from different institutions. A recapitulation of what has been done until now in Montana was made by Dr. Radosveta Stamenkova, Executive Director of BFPA and Petar Tzvetanov, local Project Coordinator, and for Yambol – Tzveta Petkova, member of NNHM’s Board and Kina Asenova, local Project Coordinator.

 
My Body, My Rights: Meeting of the Teams from Montana, Sofia and Yambol

Dolna Banya, September 2-4, 2020

Meeting of the teams on the project ‘My Body, My Rights’, supported by the prohgamme for socially responsible business “MSD for Mothers” took place in Dolna Banya on September 2-4, 2020. Special guests during the event were the Executive Director of ‘St. Sofia’ First OB Hospital Dr. Gergana Kolarova and the coordinator of BFPA in Pleven Dr. Krasimir Romanov. The priceless opportunity to have a direct dialog with Dr. Kolarova was highly appreciated by the team in Sofia and gave them the possibility to adjust the field efforts and optimize the collaboration with the hospital in the field of family planning.
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The work during the three days with health mediators and other colleagues working on the field from Montana, Sofia and Yambol included discussing the progress currently made and future activities trill the project end.
In the crisis months from the beginning of the year two tenth graders from Yambol were close to drop out from school due to the death of their parents, but the project team supported them and the boys will finish their secondary education. Two of the girls, trained on the project this year will be studying pedagogy in Veliko Tarnovo University.

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Events :: Достъп :: Start of the Academic year of Health Mediators 2020