Nadezhda district, Sliven
In 2010, the Doctors of the World team oversaw the existing training of health mediators, as far as it is recognized in Bulgaria. Training modules on antenatal healthcare and on hygiene were created and disseminated. Finally, a vaccination campaign was supported, notably with door-to-door distribution of information to families.
125 people were trained in prenatal and postnatal healthcare, and hygiene. 850 homes were visited and 1,600 people informed about the benefits of vaccination.
In 2011, health education will focus on nutrition and family planning. A hygiene center will be set up in the heart of the Nadezhda quarter and will be directly accessible to the local communities. A social worker will be recruited to aid the reintegration of the Sliven Roma into the Bulgarian social security system. In addition, a conference among health professionals is planned for the end of the year.