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Implemented projects
Successfully implemented projects

Implemented projectsSince 1995 we implemented successfully 78 macroprojects – in the country and in the region!!! Below are presented some of BFPA's more significant projects, successfully finalized by the end of 2021:

DonorProject name and duration
British Know How fundImproving reproductive health in Bulgaria 1995 – 1997
Program EU-PHARE  PHARE Family Planning Program of Ministry of Health 1996 - 1998
IPPF, BBC World ServiceBBC Sexwise 1998 - 1999
EU-PHARE LienReproductive health, health and sexuality education for the Roma minority in Bulgaria 1998 – 2000
Cooperating Netherlands FoundationsHealth And Sexuality education. Peer education for young people, including those with special needs 1999 - 2001
EU PHARE LienBoychinovtsi penitentiary: the reform (with 7 other NGOs) 2000 - 2002
Vision 2000 Fund of IPPF (International Planned Parenthood Federation)Contraceptive Social Marketing 1998 - 2003
Open Society Foundation – SofiaTV program “Bridges” 2002, focused on different ethnicities in Bulgaria
Open Society Foundation – SofiaSupporting the BFPA Roma FP centers in Fakulteta, Stolipinovo and Dolna Mitropolia 2002-2004
EU PHARE ACCESS ProgramHealth care and health and sexuality education for young people in penitentiary institutions 2001 - 2002
GTZ (German Agency for International Development)Consultancy and expertise of International youth project for young people from the Balkan countries 2001 – 2003
Vision 2000 Fund of IPPFImplementation, monitoring and evaluation of Roma sub-regional project in Hungary, Moldova and Slovakia 2002 - 2007
CIDA (Canadian International Development Agency)Anti-AIDS educational campaigns in the University centers out of Sofia 2002 - 2003
Co-operating Netherlands FoundationsYouth friendly tri-component resource center with sexual and reproductive health clinic for the needs of young people in Sofia  2002-2003
UNFPA/PSIGeneric informational campaign „What’s your excuse“ 2003-2004
Bill and Melinda Gates FoundationQuality of care of the services in BFPA clinics in the field of SRH 2002 - 2005
Co-operating Netherlands FoundationsYouth informational network „Play it safe“ 2003-2005
Ministry of finances, Ministry of health, EU PHARE 2001Ensuring minorities access to health care 2003-2004
Ministry of Health, GFATM„HIV/AIDS prevention and control“, component 7 – decreasing the risky sexual behavior adolescents and young people in and out of school 2004-2008
IPPFYouth and governance 2004
SOCRATES program of EUItinerant workshops and informational products for rural women in Spain, Cyprus, Lithuania, Portugal, Romania, 2004 - 2006
Bulgarian government budget 2005Health care and sexuality education for young people in boarding schools (without parental care and with criminal record)
EU Public Health program, IPPF, WHO, Lund UniversitySAFE project – sexual health of young people in EU – sexual debut of adolescents’ youth radio program on SRH and trafficking, 2005 - 2007
Cooperative Netherlands foundationsSexual health Minivan 2005
Innovations fund of IPPFThe ROSE project: Mobile info and services provision and trafficking prevention for women from rural areas 2007 - 2010
ARK foundationDeinstitutionalization of services for children, 2007 - 2008
Ministry of finances, DEDI, Ministry of health, EU PHARE 2004TA for the implementation of the Health Promotion       & Preventive Maternal and Child Health Care, (EuropeAid/122909/D/SER/BG 2004/016 - 711.01.03.0001), 2007 - 2008
IPPFRegional advocacy initiative, political mapping and advocacy strategy of BFPA, 2007-2009
EU Public Health programThe  SUNFLOWERS – HIV/AIDS prevention for  young people in Europe (in partnership with 10 partners from 8 EU member states) 2008 - 2010
Anlaids LombardiaPeer education initiatives for young people in Sofia and other big cities in Bulgaria, 2009
EU Public Health programThe  H-CUBE – HIV, HBV and HCV prevention for  young people in Europe (in partnership with 14 partners from 11EU member states), 2009 - 2011
EURONGOS small grants fundThe  SRH – priority of the Bulgarian ODA platform, 2009-2010
GFATM, AFEWOrganizing of the international conference “Meaningful Participation” on the NGO role in implementing GFATM programs in eastern Europe and Central Asia, 2009
Ministry of Health, GFATM

„HIV/AIDS prevention and control“, component 7 –decreasing the risky sexual behavior of adolescents and young people in and out of school: 

Campaign for includingsexed in the mandatory curriculum; 2010-2011
ASTRA networkWAC in Vienna – national outcomes and Eastern women and HIV, 2010
IPPF, SALIN program of the Dutch governmentMENENGAGE - Men as partners in SRHR, 2010 - 2011
OSI MacedoniaStudy tour of Macedonian officials and NGOs for introducing the Roma Health Mediator position in Macedonia, TA in country 2010 
UNFPAPrevention of early pregnancies and deliveries for vulnerable groups, 2010-2011
UNFPA; IPPF Survey and FGD on contraceptive usage;  2011-2012
CARE SerbiaStudy tour to BFPA and Bulgaria for NGOS and institutions from Southern Serbia, 2011
IPPF TA on Roma Health mediation to Serbian MA 2011-2012
UNICEF, UNFPAPrevention of abandonment of children in Shumen Region with SDRH program in municipalities Shumen, Novi Pazar and Varbitza - in partnership with EMHPF, 2011-2013
EU Public Health programThe  AURORA – prevention of HPV (in partnership with 14 institutions from 11 EU member states 2010 - 2013
BAYER pharmaceuticalsSurvey and advocacy campaign for contraceptive usage and SRH improvement in selected EU countries 2012-2013
WHO, Ministry of HealthElaborating, sharing and developing the draft of a National SRH strategy 2013
 Comic Relief “Two little girls” Trafficking prevention
  campaign  2011-2013

 Rutgers Nisso group,
 the Netherlands

 Access to health and sexuality education for young
 people with physical disabilities  2013-2014
  French Embassy (French  government)    Prevention of trafficking of children from vulnerable groups  with focus on Roma in Varna region – in partnership with National commission against trafficking and National Network of Health Mediators, 2012-2015
 DAPHNE program of EU  Access to health and sexuality education and SRH services for young people with disabilities in selected EU countries 2013-2015
 Ministry of Health, GFATM „HIV/AIDS prevention and control“, component 3 – voluntary counseling and testing for HIV/AIDS – 2005 - 2015
 Norway Grants, Ministry of Justice Prisons without risk – pilot initiative to prevent STI and blood transmitted infections in three selected prisons in Bulgaria 2015 - 2016
 UNICEF Technical Assistance to the work of UNICEF supported advisory nurses in the regions of Sliven and Shumen 2015-2016
 IPPF  ResMob – resource mobilization and diversification of funds of BFPA 2015-2016
 IPPF Continuation of the work with institutions for YPLD in the field of SRHR, 2016
 TELUS International Learn and play! Health education for young people from vulnerable groups and groups at risk and ways to overcome health inequalities 2016-2017 
 IPPF, BAYER Creation and dissemination of a short video on contraception and girls choices, I decide campaign, 2017
 Norwegian financial mechanism, Ministry of health  Mission possible: better sexual and reproductive health for young people from vulnerable communities  - ways of overcoming health inequalities, in partnership with the National Network of Health Mediators 2015-2017
 Norwegian financial mechanism, Ministry of health  Affordable health services for pregnant women, mothers and children up to 3 years, in partnership with “Sveta Sofia” Hospital 2015-2017
 OAK foundation The art to inform and change: a network for reducing vulnerability of children with regard to sexual exploitation and abusive practices 2013 - 2018

 Ministry of Education,     Erasmus +

 Practices in BFPA, mentorship of students,  2017 - 2018
  LIDL Bulgaria "The challenges of growing up":
Elaboration and dissemination of a
short video on puberty, 2017-2018
 Pleven and Dolna Mitropolya municipality Trafficking prevention and SRH mobile services provision in Pleven and Dolna Mitropolya district 2011-2018
  OSI, Regional office for Europe „The story tellers” – trainings, play and satellite cultural events on changing the narrative on Roma, PLHIV, women, youth at risk and people in need of support, 2018 - 2020
Sofia Municipality, Youth directorateSofia academy for peer health education,
2019 -2020
 
  BCNL, Sexwell Condom with a cause, marketing fundraising campaign, 2016 - 2020
 Active Citizens fund, Small Grant scheme  Capacity building for the team, partners and supporters of BFPA in the field of advocacy for SRHR, 2020 – 2021
 MSD for Mothers "My body, my rights" – local resources mobilization, sustainable partnerships and family planning for young women from marginalized communities in Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania 2018 – 2021
 ViiV Healthcare "I WANT TO KNOW" – User friendly access to HIV and STI counseling and testing for Roma youth from vulnerable communities, 2019 - 2022

 

 

 

 



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28 new health mediators from the class of 2022 received their certificates after successfully passing the exam

Sofia, April 29, 2022

On March 21, 2021, the new scholar year was opened for health mediators from all over the country. The training is organized for the eleventh consecutive year by the National Network of Health Mediators and the Faculty of Public Health at the Medical University of Sofia. As always, BFPA experts are part of the training team. This year's course includes 28 health mediators, who will start working in May in 22 municipalities in the country.
For the third consecutive academic year, the educational sessions were online due to the still significant prevalence of Covid-19. Against this background, there is a great need for trained health mediators to support the implementation of state and municipal policies for public health. For the past two years, health mediators have been among the professionals working at the forefront and helping people from vulnerable communities by explaining, informing, reassuring, supporting the poorest families, providing donations of food and basic necessities. In many places in the country, health mediators have implemented information campaigns on the benefits of vaccination against covid-19 - this activity still continues at the moment.

 
Working Conference of LAP and Starting the ‘Eyes Peeled’ Campaign

Sofia, April 18, 2022

On April 18, 2022 in Sofia the National conference of the Learning Action Partnership on zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation of children was held.
About 70 participants from different organizations from NGO sector, state institutions, UN structures, journalists, public figures, professionals working with children and young people in Sofia and the country joined the event.
Representatives of the Bulgarian Family Planning and Sexual Health Association (BFPA), UNICEF and the International Organization of Migration (IOM) presented the LAP key activities during the years, on the global and local context of the problem sexual violence and exploitation concerning political and regulatory decisions, as well on the conditions in safe zones for the unaccompanied children passing through the country.

 
Migration: risks and opportunities during labor migration in UK

Samokov, March 28, 2022

A team from the Bulgarian Family Planning and Sexual Health Association (BFPA) delivered in Samokov an information session on March 28, 2022 in the “HUB-a” coworking space. Among the participants there representatives of the local Roma community, young people form 11 and 12 grade and their teachers, representatives of the Social services and the Municipality. Pavlina Filipova and Dr. Radosveta Stamenkova talked with the gathered about the opportunities and potential dangers when starting a job in the UK. Dobryana Petkova, a professional with long year practice in prevention of trafficking people, shared with the group on some specific marks to recognize the danger of trafficking people for labor and sexual exploitation. The training team was complemented by Villy Angelova form the British Embassy in Sofia and Ralitza Zgalevska from the BFPA team.

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