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Общи :: Prisons without risk – training on health topics for prisoners in Plovdiv

Prisons without risk – training on health topics for prisoners in Plovdiv

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Plovdiv, July 9, 2015Plovdiv prison

The first of the educational trainings on health issues for imprisoned on the project of BFPA „Prisons without risk” took place on July 9th in Plovdiv. Two group of prisoners of 15 people each (30 in total) were trained on topics connected with HIV, HBV and HCV, sexual transmitted infections and specifics of progression of HIV infection. Participants took part in informative discussion on personal hygiene.  The trainers Prof. Radka Argirova, virologist, Dr. Radosveta Stamenkova and Daniela Dikova from BFPA, Milen Chavrov from Hope against AIDS Foundation shared knowledge with the participants on the ways of infecting, specifics and treatment of blood transmitted and sexual transmitted diseases. After the activities an opportunity for HIV, HBV and HCV testing and consulting was given to the trainees.

SRH presentationThe project “Prisons without risk – a pilot initiative for preventing the spread of blood-transmitted and sexually transmitted infections in three selected Bulgarian prisons” has duration 14 months (March 2015 – April 2016). Its aim is to improve the health status of persons serving sentence of "imprisonment" and detainees through provision of services and information to improve health awareness of vulnerable communities in prisons in Plovdiv, Stara Zagora and Sliven.
Besides health issues within the project there will be also educational sessions for prisoners, detainees and staff from the three prisons on the rights of access to healthcare and health services.

Photo gallery from the training

You can find more about the project here

This publication is created with financial support from the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014. The entire responsibility for the contents of the document is of BFPA and under no circumstances can be assumed that this document presents official opinion of the Programme Operator or the donor.

 

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