Place of project implementation: Pazardzhik Region
Period of implementation: July 2019 – January 2020
Funding source: Trust for Social Achievement
Leading organisation: Crime Prevention Fund – IGA
Amount of received grant: 19 390.00 leva
- Increasing the institutional (local authorities, Regional health inspectorate, schools, kindergartens, hospitals, general practitioners, social and healthcare services) and civic awareness about the existing barriers to healthcare services for vulnerable groups in Pazardzhik Region.
- Reaching agreement and engagement from the local authorities and other interested parties in applying measures and programmes for health prevention of vulnerable Roma groups – pregnant women and children between 0 and 3 years old.
Activity 1. Forming a civic group for conducting an advocacy campaign and improving the healthcare services in the target municipalities in Pazardzhik Region.
Activity 2. Writing and sending a letter to all mayors and city councillors from the target municipalities.
Activity 3. Writing and distributing information and advocacy materials about early childhood development and the importance of quality healthcare.
Activity 4. Organising and conducting a public forum “Gram prevention = kilogram intervention”.
Activity 5. Public talks in the Roma communities.
Activity 6. Meetings with key partners and interested parties:
Subactivity 6.1. In-person meetings with the mayors of the eight target populated places.
Subactivity 6.2. Meetings with experts from Regional health inspectorate and Child protection department, pediatricians, gynecologists, doctors, and representatives of healthcare and educational institutions.
Activity 7. Pilot prevention programme in the neighbourhoods with extreme poverty – “Tokayto” in Pazardzhik and “Pirin” in Peshtera.
Activity 8. Sessions of the four municipal councils on the topic of barriers to healthcare services for vulnerable communities.
Activity 9. Public awareness and relations. Attracting media engagement.
Project “Gram prevention = kilogram intervention” is implemented with the support of Trust for Social Achievement Foundation. The statements and opinions expressed here are those of Crime Prevention Fund – IGA and do not necessarily reflect the views of Trust for Social Achievement Foundation and its partners.
Public forum “Gram prevention = kilogram intervention”
Public forum within Project “Gram prevention = kilogram intervention” took place at the conference hall of Grand Hotel “Hebar”, Pazardzhik.
The goal of the project is to examine existing barriers to healthcare services of vulnerable groups of Roma origin – children between 0 and 3 years old and pregnant women – and find possible improvement in their situation.
The forum aims to raise public awareness about the significance of healthcare services to vulnerable groups in order to create favorable environment for collaboration and coordination of future policies and programs.
Representatives of the local government, experts from educational, healthcare, and social institutions, non-government organizations, and healthcare mediators took part in the forum.
Project “Gram prevention = kilogram intervention” is funded by Trust for Social Alternative.