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Общи :: Mission Possible – Better Health for People from Vulnerable Communities

Mission Possible – Better Health for People from Vulnerable Communities

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Sofia, December 1 2015Presentation

Introducing meeting with representatives by place on the starting project of (BFPA) „Mission possible: Better sexual and reproductive health for young people from vulnerable communities – ways of overcoming healthcare inequalities” took place on December 1, 2015 in Sofia. The activities on the initiative will be implementing up to February 2017 in partnership with the National Network of Health Mediators (NNHM) in 14 places of 13 municipalities from 8 areas in the country. The locations are not selected randomly, but based on strict criteria - all 14 are in top 20 list of marginalization, based on a survey conducted by MLSP. The project is financed by the on Programme BG 07 “Initiatives for Public Health” of Norway Financial Mechanism trough Ministry of Health.

AttendeesAmong 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 increasing and overall awareness on issues in the field of sexual and reproductive health. The work of the teams by places will be based on educational, informational and community approach and will target at behavior modification. More than 3000 people from marginalized communities in difficult to access areas in the country are expected to be covered by the project activities.

Besides teams of BFPA and NNHM, representatives of municipalities, health mediators actively working on field and medical specialists took participation in the event. Action plan and timetable for the next meetings of the team with partners by place were developed.

Pictures from the meeting:
https://bfpagallery.wordpress.com/events-2015/mission-possible-better-health-for-people-from-vulnerable-communities/

The project "Mission possible - Better sexual and reproductive health for young people from vulnerable communities – ways of overcoming healthcare inequalities" is financed under the BG07 "Initiatives for Public Health" Programme of the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 http://www.eeagrants.bg/

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.

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