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Общи :: Final meeting on project Prisons Without Risks

Final meeting on project Prisons Without Risks

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Sofia, April 12 2016Panel

The activities on project of BFPA ‘Prisons without risk – a pilot initiative for preventing the spread of blood-transmitted and sexually transmitted infections in three selected Bulgarian prisons’ are implemented.
The final meeting gathered representatives of Embassy of Norway and Ministry of Justice, GDES, prisons in Sliven and Sofia, NGO sector and the whole team implemented the activities, took place at April 12, 2016 in Sofia. From its starting in April 2015 in the frame of a year 395 persons from the two target groups in the prisons in Plovdiv, Stara Zagora and Sliven were trained (150 foreseen). When training on health and legal topics the team used different approaches to work including presentations, case studies, discussions, tests, feedback. Testing and counseling on HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C was provided during every of the visits in the three places. 250 people to test and counsel were foreseen, 309 done in the frame of the project.

ParticipantsThe activities were implemented by a team: prof. Radka Argirova, virologist; Ivana Murdjeva, lawyer; Milen Chavrov, Hope Against AIDS Foundation Chair; Toni Toncheva, psychologist, as well BFPA team: Dr. Radosveta Stamenkova, Executive Director and trainer; Daniela Dikova, health counselor; Ventzislav Kirkov, programme manager; Ralitsa Zgalevska, project coordinator, publicity; Julia Drenska accountant; Boyan Mladenov, administrative assistant.
The developed on project materials will be given as a result of implemented activities to the administrations of each prison and arrest in the country. The created practical advice and recommendations to management and staff of the prisons in Bulgaria, as well the identified as a consequence of the work with the two target groups recommendations for reducing the risk of transmitting blood-transmitted and sexual transmitted infections will be officially sent to Ministry of Justice, GDES, Ministry of Healthcare, Ministry of Finance, parliamentary commissions for healthcare and justice, Norwegian Financial Mechanism, Embassy of Norway, syndicate of prisons, Ombudsman of the Republic of Bulgaria.

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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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