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From the Roma for the Roma

Dolna Banya, August 21-23 2015
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For three days – August 21st to 23rd the Roma medical students proved in practice that field work may not be easy but an unbreakable team made up of a health mediator, a freshly graduated nurse, and a future doctor and a future dentist can perform miracles – in the Roma neighborhood as well as in the institutions for children. The campaign was implemented in Dolna Banya under the project “Health is in our hands. Prevention of diseases with a social impact”, with the support of the Roma Health Scholarship Small Scale Projects Grant of the Roma Education Fund. In the implementation of the project took part medical students from the Medica University – Sofia and the health mediator of the Dolna Banya municipality. During the three-day campaign the team visited two Roma neighborhoods and the “Konstanza Lyapcheva” Home for children without parental care. The health education on healthy teeth, prevention of diabetes, high blood pressure and Hepatitis A was accompanied by blood pressure and blood sugar screening as well as by handing out of sanitary and hygienic supplies to representatives of the target groups.
The conversations about the future and education and the fact that the children from the foster home have as role models people who have accomplished their dreams that they can look up to, are invaluable. For two days, the campaign educated more than two hundred people and the medical students feel satisfied and ready for more good deeds. And to mention it again – the students from the Medical University – Sofia Dimitrinka Borisova, Kostadin Nikolov and Rumen Alksiev are grateful to the health mediator Stoyanka Stoimenova for all the help and cooperation. Hopefully, there will be other joint initiatives of students and health mediators - that is the way to go! 

 

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