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Общи :: Prisons without Risk – trainings on legal topics for inmates in the prison in Plovdiv

Prisons without Risk – trainings on legal topics for inmates in the prison in Plovdiv

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TeamPlovdiv, 1 April 2016

The last trainings on project ‘Prisons without risk – a pilot initiative for preventing the spread of blood-transmitted and sexually transmitted infections in three selected Bulgarian prisons’ took place on April 1, 2016 in Plovdiv. A team of BFPA worked with two groups inmates on topics connected with the rights of access to health care and services. A short revision of main knowledge connected with the specificity and prevention of blood transmitted and sexually transmitted infections given in a previous training was done. The groups worked on cases in which participants had to think on and recon if and to what a degree in defined situations there is a risk of new infecting, as well what is the right to access of the affected to health care. The specificity of the procedure of treatment of HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C was explained.

The team that implemented the group work: Ivana Murdjeva, lawyer; Daniela Dikova, health counselling Ventzisav Kirkov, project manager; Ralitsa Zgalevska, coordinator of the project, Milen Chavrov, Hope Against AIDS Foundation.
Opportunity for anonymous testing and counselling on HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C was given after the trainings of the two groups.
The Final conference on the project will be held on 12 April 2016 in Sofia, at the Forum/Slavia hotel.

The project’s duration is 14 months (March 2015 – April 2016). Its aim is to improve the health status of persons serving sentence of "imprisonment" and detainees through active re-socializing activities related to the provision of services and information to improve health awareness of vulnerable communities in prisons in Plovdiv, Stara Zagora and Sliven.

You can find out 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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Общи :: Prisons without Risk – trainings on legal topics for inmates in the prison in Plovdiv