| Network of Health Mediators in Macedonia follows the Bulgarian Model |
Assosiation H.E.R.A, member of International Planned Parenthood Federation,
organised two-day training for Health mediators in Macedonia. The training was
held on 11th and 12th
September in Skopie, Macedonia. Peter Tsvetanov (Chairman of National Network
of Health Mediators-Bulgaria) and Radosveta Stamenkova (Executive Director of
Bulgarian Family Planning Association) were invited by H.E.R.A. as trainers to share Bulgarian experience
in estabilishment and management of a working non-governmental organisation.
the first day Peter Tsvetanov presented the history and development of healthmediation programme in
Bulgaria, and talked about how The National Network of Health Mediators manage
this programme as professional
organisation that define standarts on national level. Our Macedonian colleagues
were impressed by Bulgarian achievements.
They were interested mostly about the steps forinstitutionalization of the profession. They
shared that for them thisseems to be an
activities of The Network were
introduced as well as its place in communication between governmental
institutions, local authorities, non-governmental organisationas and private
sector in Bulgaria to ensure sustainability of the programme.
Radosveta Stamenkova presented the steps of estabilishment of such professional organisation.
Macedonian Health mediators had a chance to learn more about strategical
planning and conceptionsfor organisational
In the end of the training, as a result of Dr. Stamenkova’s training session,
the mediators in Macedonia managed to create vision, mission and goals of the network that they are going to estabilish. They
went through SWOT analysis and analysis of their supproters. Our colleagues
already have a vision about their strong and weak sides. They are strongly
motivated to evolve. We, the Health mediators in Bulgaria are supporting them
and wish them achievement
of all their aims on this rough road ahead.