28. 05. 2015

Together for Better Health international meeting and field trip

Project partners from Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and representatives of project donor- Glaxo Smith Kline, met during the last week of May in a town of Poprad, Slovakia to discuss their respective progress and planned activities for the upcoming period in Together for Better Health project.

On Thursday, May 28, 2015, project partners participated in a field trip to Roma settlements to observe the conditions of hygiene and sanitation that project aims to tackle. Together we visited settlements in Jánovce, Spišský Štiavnik and Hrabušice. In settlements we were accompanied by local Roma Health Mediators, their Coordinators, and representatives of local municipal governance, and settlements inhabitants.

In the afternoon of the same day all partners participated in a workshop where we discussed progress on new project agreements, plans on embedding PHASE concepts and materials in respective countries, and plans for data colletion based on chosen indicators we agreed upon.

On May 29, 2015 all project partners presented their national health and education programs on the conference Improvement of Health in Disadvantaged Communities organized by the Platform for Support of Health of Disadvantaged Communities. The conference brought together Roma Health Mediators, medical professionals, experts on education strategies for mediators, representatives of ministries and local WHO office and many other important stakeholders in Healthy Communities national project.

You can find more information about the conference on this link.

Presentations of the project partners can be found below.