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Mission Possible - training for medical specialists

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PresentationSofia, January 23-24  2016

A working meeting with medical specialists and health mediators from part of the locations in the frame of the recently started project of BFPA „Mission possible: Better sexual and reproductive health for young people from vulnerable communities – ways of overcoming health inequalities” took place on January 23-24, 2016 in Sofia. Participants were introduced with the requested documentation for implementing the project, with the specific role and obligations of health mediators and timetable of the activities. Possible difficulties and risks on the work field were discussed.

The activities on the initiative will be implementing up to February 2017 in partnership with the National Network of Health Mediators (NNHM) in 14 locations of 13 municipalities from 8 areas in the country. The project is financed by Programme BG 07 “Initiatives for Public Health” of Norway Financial Mechanism trough Ministry of Health.

Work groupsAmong the main activities, foreseen to be implemented are testing on STI, including HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Syphilis, Trihomoniasis, Chlamydisis and Gonorrhea. The project is aiming to raise awareness on issues in the field of sexual and reproductive health. The work of the teams on place will be based on educational, informational and community approach and will target at behavior change. More than 3000 people from marginalized communities with difficult access to health care in the country are expected to be covered by the project activities.

Besides teams of BFPA and NNHM, medical specialists and health mediators from municipalities Blagoevgrad, Ihtiman, Samokov, Peshtera and Rakitovo actively working on field took participation in the event. The next meeting gathering participants from other locations on project will take place in February.

This publication is created with financial support from the European Economic Area 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 of the BG07 "Initiatives for Public Health" Programme or European Economic Area Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 http://www.eeagrants.bg/

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