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Общи :: Outwitting the pandemic - in search of digital applications for health education and information

Outwitting the pandemic - in search of digital applications for health education and information

EventLogoSofia, Montana, Yambol, December 2020

Despite the restrictions imposed by the measures against Covid 19, in recent months the planned activities in the second year of the project "My body, my rights", supported by the socially responsible business program "MSD for mothers", continue in three locations - Sofia, Montana and Yambol. The coordinators of the project by places - Fakulteta district in Sofia - Valentin Blagoev, Kosharnik quarter and Ogosta quarter in Montana - Petar Tsvetanov and the whole Tundzha municipality in Yambol (the villages of Veselinovo, Kukorevo, Tenevo, Zavoy) - Kina Assenova, hold meetings of self-help groups - though in  more limited numbers due to precautionary measures, conduct training events for young people - outdoors, through specialized stands for distribution of printed materials for the project itself and for the SRH in general, and most importantly - support marginalized members of communities with hygiene materials, essential goods and medicines and specialized information for prevention from Covid, along with the usual topics - prevention of unwanted pregnancy, prevention of STIs, maternal and child health and many others, through selfless and exhausting walking from the neck of door due to the impossibility to organize large information sessions.

MaterialsOne of the components of the project is the creation and adaptation of a mobile phone application that informs about all aspects of SRH, contraception, pregnancy, maternal and child health, puberty, violence prevention. The functionality and content of the application were tested with representatives of the marginalized groups, and their comments were taken into account when adapting it to our conditions. The presentation of the application (with "female" and "male" sections) to the general public is forthcoming, as long as the conditions allow for a more massive event that can be adequately covered. The remaining project activities will continue according to plan in the third project year, in accordance with the situation.

The project "My body, my rights" is implemented with the coordinating role of the International Federation of Family Planning and is supported by the socially responsible business program of the company MSD through their campaign "MSD for mothers"

 

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Общи :: Outwitting the pandemic - in search of digital applications for health education and information