:: Initiative for health and Vaccination

Initiative for health and Vaccination
The project “Initiative for Health and vaccination” is implemented under the
patronage of the Parliamentary Committee on Health and the Council of Ministers
(National Council for Cooperation on Ethnic and Integration Issues). The Initiative
partners include the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, State
Agency for Child Protection, the National Association of GPs in Bulgaria, the Bulgarian
Association for vaccination, "National Network of the mediators in Bulgaria" and

The Initiative began in March 2010, regarding the epidemiological situation with
the measles outbreak in Bulgaria that affected mainly the hard to reach communities in
Bulgaria due to gaps in their immunization coverage. For 12 months there are more than
24,000 registered cases and 24 deaths. 92% of the reported cases of infection are in the
roma population. During 2010 and 2011 four national and eighteen regional meetings
were organized to explain the role of the Initiative and to educate the Health mediators,
the GPs and the RHIs (Regional Health Inspectorates are part of the Ministry of health’s
structures on regional level).

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