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Общи :: Ninth National meeting of the NNHM

Ninth National meeting of the NNHM

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PanelSofia, November 10-11 2015

On Nov 10 and 11 in Sofia took place the 9th National meeting on the “Initiative for health and vaccinations” project. It is implemented by the National Network of Health Mediators with the support of government institutions, patients’ organizations and NGOs. As representatives of a partner NGO, in the event participated Dr. Radosveta Stamenkova, Executive Director, and Ventzislav Kirkov, Programme Manager of BFPA.
Health mediation has had a sustainable growth during the years – from 105 health mediators in 2010, their number has reached 170 in 2015. Next year 25 new mediators will be joining them, and will begin working after receiving a certificate for successfully passing a course at the Sofia Medical University.

MediatorsDuring the meeting a General Assembly took place, at which the Network’s project work was presented, a part of which are forthcoming. Dr. Radosveta Stamenkova and Ventzislav Kirkov presented and moderated a discussion about the “Mission possible” project, financed by the Norwegian Financial Mechanism and MoH, which will be implemented in 14 populated areas until Feb 2017 by BFPA in partnership with the NNHM. The project activities under the project were discussed with health mediators from the project areas and municipalities where the activities will be implemented. We are hoping for a successful cooperation with the NNHM as usual.

 

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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.

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