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Общи :: Prisons without risk – staff training at the Sliven prison for women

Prisons without risk – staff training at the Sliven prison for women

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Sliven, June 25-26 2015Team

The third training for prison staff on health-related issues, part of the Bulgarian Family Planning and Sexual Health Association (BFPA) project “Prisons without risk” took place at the Sliven prison on June 25 and 26. The members of the prison staff received general information about the HIV, Hepatitis B and C viruses, about vaccines, information about prevention of blood- and sexually transmitted infections as well as specific knowledge about the HIV infection and work with people living with HIV (PLHIV). 35 people were trained by Prof. Radka Argirova – virologist, experts from the BFPA team - Dr. Radosveta Stamenkova – Executive Director, Daniela Dikova – health consultant, Ralitza Zgalevska – project manager, as well as Milen Chavrov from the “Hope Against AIDS” Foundation. Some of the staff members took the opportunity for VCT (voluntary counseling and testing) for HIV, Hepatitis B and C.

Training STIThe training team visited the health center and the ward for prisoners with newborn children, and discussed the possibilities for future cooperation and joint activities with Dr. Diana Dimova – head of the Medical centre and the prison Director Yordan Danev.
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.
Within the project there are upcoming trainings on health-related issues for prisoners and detainees as well as educational sessions for prisoners, detainees and staff from the three prisons on the rights of access to healthcare and health services.

Photo gallery from the training: https://bfpagallery.wordpress.com/events-2015/prisons-without-risks-sliven-health-staff/

You can find 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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