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Check your HIV status on Valentine's day!

Stara Zagora, February 14 2014

This is the moto under which the initiative for HIV/AIDS testing of BFPA - Stara Zagora and the local Regional Health Inspectorate VCT was held. The mobile unit's personnel was positioned at the BFPA's centre - in one of the offices specialists from the RHI conducted HIV tests, while in the other Dr. Boryana Parashkevova held educational and contraceptive councelling sesions.

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Conference of the future

                                    NNC Kazanluk 1                    Kazanlak, January 16-17 2014

On Jan 16 and 17, 2014 the National Network for Children /NNC/ organized a "Conference of the future" in Kazanlak, in which representatives of all NNC member organizations took part. The goal of the conference is to elaborate the new 2014-2020 strategic plan of the Network, including the vision, goals and activities of the NNC for this period. BFPA is an active NNC member and was represented at this meeting by Dr. Radosveta Stamenkova, executive director of BFPA and member of the NNC Management Board.

 

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Campaign for HIV and hepatitis screening

Dani testNovember 29th , 2013

On Nov 29th, on the eve of Dec 1st – World AIDS Day – Daniela Dikova from BFPA and Milen Chavrov from “Hope Against AIDS” Foundation visited the Roma communities in Varshetz and Kravoder. The people from these communities had the opportunity to be tested for HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C and also received valuable information and counseling from one of the best - Daniela Dikova, the manager  of BFPA’s clinic.
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PRESS RELEASE

Press conferenceABOUT THE START OF THE CAMPAIGN FOR THE EUROPEAN HIV TESTING WEEK NOVEMBER 22-29, 2013

On Friday, Nov 22, at the BTA Pressclub a press-conference was held to announce the beginning of the “& I know…. my HIV status”, which is held during the European HIV testing week – Nov 22-29, 2013.
The initiative is organized by the National Patient’s Organization, Rotaract Club Sofia – Tangra, “Hope Against AIDS” Foundation, the Bulgarian Family Planning and Sexual Health Association and “Health without Borders” Association.
Attending the press-conference were:

- Dr. Stanimir Hasurdjiev – chairman of the National Patient’s Organization
- Vladimir Ventzislavov – president of Rotaract Club Sofia – Tangra
- Milen Chavrov – chairman of “Hope Against AIDS” Foundation
- Ventzislav Kirkov – program manager at the Bulgarian Family Planning and Sexual Health Association

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The government got low grades in 2012 assessment on child related efforts

Belejnik logoNational Network for Children presents an independent report on childrens' rights for a second year running. The National Network for Children presented to journalists, politicians and NGO experts the second report "Gradebook 2013: What is the government's average grade at its care for the children?" It is an independent review which indicates to what extent the commitments taken on by the government, concerning child policies and family policies, are implemented.

 

 

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Training on Prevention/Prophylactics of Cervical cancer for health mediators

AURORA logoOn Feb 22/23 in Sofia took place the 2nd training course on Cervical cancer prevention, part of the AURORA Project that is going on in new EU-member states. The training was held in the premises of the Bulgarian Healthcare Professionals Association. This part of the training program involves health mediators from different regions of Bulgaria – Sliven, Kyustendil, Asenovgrad,  Lom, Varna, Dobrich, Montana, Vratsa, Dupnitsa, Septemvri. The trainers – Prof. R. Argirova, d-r R. Stamenkova, D.Dikova and d-r Kr. Romanov managed to present the information in a balanced manner, leaving room for discussions and Q and A sessions. At the end all participants received certificates for the training from Prof. Argirova. Their colleagues from North Bulgaria are already eager to meet us on March 15/16 in Pleven.   

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Training on Prevention/Prophylactics of Cervical cancer

Dani AURORAThe Bulgarian Family Planning Association in cooperation with “Family Planning” Health Centers conducted training on cervical cancer prevention. The training is part of the AURORA Project http://www.aurora-project.eu/bg for cervical cancer prevention funded by the EU and conducted in 11 EU member states.
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Zero Tolerance towards Sexual Exploitation of Children

Sofia, November 13, 2019

Another meeting of the Learning Action Partnership (LAP) took place on November 13, 2019 in Sofia. This is, at the same time, the first LAP meting under the project “The Ability to Change”, that builds upon a previous project “The art to inform”. The members of the group discussed opportunities to unite efforts of different organizations and institutions for advocating in area of working on prevention and on cases, connected with sexual exploitation of children. One of the main goals of LAP during the next years is to have significant contribution towards zero tolerance in the society concerning sexual exploitation of children. Numerous initiatives are to come, such as capacity building trainings as well as development and implementation of pilot small projects and field initiatives.
The work of the Partnership is supported by the OAK Foundation.

 
First coordination meeting for the “I want to know” project

 

 

 

Sofia, November 8-9, 2019

On November 8 in Sofia coordinators and service providers  from  BFPA branches in the country  gathered for an initial training about the activities of the two-year “I want to Know” project, financed by Viiv Heakthcare. The discussions included the project activities, the time schedule, target groups and access to them, specificities of working with marginalized groups, identifying the locations for each voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) action. Each coordinator made a prediction of the project activities they could do until the end of 2019 and all received the necessary informational printed materials. Individual risk assessment of the vulnerable communities and optimizing the work of BFPA  in-country were the main discussion topic during the second day of the meeting.

 
Bulgaria and North Macedonia together to support and develop the Health Mediators program

Blagoevgrad, October 7-9, 2019

Study visit of health mediators, NGO representatives and state institutions from the Republic of North Macedonia took place in October 7-9 in Blagoevgrad. The Bulgarian Family Planning and Sexual Health Association (BFPA) with the support of the National Network of Health Mediators (NNHM) hosted the three days visit and gave an opportunity for the representatives of HERA – Health Education and Research Association, health mediators from Skopje and Prilep and the Ministry of Health of our neighbor country to understand in details how in years was institutionalized and functions the system of health mediation in Bulgaria. Field visit to the Roma neighborhood Predel Mahala was included in the programme and the guests could see how the work of health mediators Antoaneta Eftimova and Katya Kirilova is going on everyday basis – with institutions, as well with people who need and receive their support.

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