In 2018, the new European Joint Action on Health Equity in Europe (JAHEE) is launched as part of the EU's Third Health Program 2014-2020.
JAHEE includes a total of 25 European countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Lithuania, the United Kingdom, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Finland, France, Netherlands, Croatia, Czech Republic, Sweden, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Norway and Serbia. 22 of them are EU members.
NCPHA is the coordinating organization for Bulgaria with a commitment to implement activities under work packages 8 and 9 - "Improving access to health and social services for those left behind" and "Health and equality in all policies".

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The better technology we have, the better we will live. The question is how do we use them, says Professor Michel Israel, PhD of the NCPHA in a conversation about the challenges and new horizons posed by the 5G technology, the potential risks and prospects for humanity
You can read the entire interview here

People who protest against the strategy for the child have no information about their own past, says Assoc. Prof. Hristo Hinkov
Sega Newspaper, 11 June 2019 by Yanina Zdravkova

Assoc. Prof. Hristo Hinkov is a psychiatrist. He graduated in medicine in 1980. He was Head of the Department of Projects at the Ministry of Health and Deputy Director of NHIF in 1997-2001. He is Director of the National Center of Public Health and Analyees since 2015.


New TV, "Hello, Bulgaria", 13.06.2019

A new regulation on healthy eating for children prohibits fried foods, frozen meat and foods with hydrogenated fats. The project was published for public discussion on the website of the Ministry of Health. "All of these products are part of a balanced diet for children. The previous Ordinance No.6 banned the mekitzi (Bulgarian doughnut) and fried slices in whole-day meals. The fish will not be excluded as food - chilled fish will be offered, which is more beneficial to the children", said Assoc. Prof. Lalka Rangelova, MD, PhD from the Food and Nutrition Department of the National Center of Public Health and Analyses (NCPHA). The new regulations will be approved by the beginning of the next school year.
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SKAT, "Healthy" Programme, 13.05.2019

The European Health Week (13-17 May 2019) is held for the first time, said Prof. Gena Grancharova, President of the Bulgarian Public Health Association. The initiative is organized by the European Public Health Association (EUPHA), which brings together more than 20,000 public health professionals from 47 countries. The idea is to improve the public's awareness of health promotion, risk factors, the role of healthy lifestyles.
Assoc. Prof. Lalka Rangelova, MD, PhD from the Food and Nutrition Department at the NCPHA shared the main aspects of healthy eating in children and adults. You can watch the entire programme here., 13.05.2019

According to the first homeopathic care study in Bulgaria, launched in 2015, about 47% of patients are satisfied with homeopathic treatment. The data were presented by Assoc. Prof. Iliana Yaneva-Balabanska from the National Center of Public Health and Analyses. 93% of the patients surveyed observed that the reason for visiting a homeopath is a disease. 85% turn to a homeopath before they visit a doctor. A total of 527 doctors and dentists are surveyed, with about 95% believing that they need to continue attending courses for continuous homeopathy training. 85.7% want homeopathy to be recognized as a medical specialty.


NCPHA invites schools in the the European Network of Health Promoting Schools
Within the framework of the Project European Network of Health Promoting Schools NCPHA will methodologically support 20 schools to join the International network of health promoting schools in Europe. All others who are interested will receive methodical materials and the opportunity to join the network later. The project information, requirements and the questionnaire/school profile for the application can be found on the NCPHA website (at the link below).
The deadline for submitting the documents is May 20, 2019 (the date of the email is valid). They should be sent by e-mail to addresses:
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Information about the project and the documents required for inclusion in the project can be found here

SKAT TV, Programme "Healthy", 22.04.2019
Can the cosmetics be dangerous to health, discussed Assoc. Prof. Anton Tachev, PhD, Head of the Department “Chemical substances and mixtures and food contact materials” at the NCPHA. As for the parabens in cosmetics, he commented that two or three of the parabens are no longer used. In general, they are a type of preservative ingredients that are extremely studied, have low toxicity and do not pose a health hazard. However, if cosmetics are free of parabens, they contain other types of preservatives - as stated by Assoc. Tachev - and if they are absent, it could be counterproductive due to the low durability and the special storage conditions of the products. Sun protection products should at least have SPF 6 and have a third UV protection.
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