National Center of Public Health and Analyses, WHO Collaborating Center for Occupational Health jointly with Ministry of Labour and Social Policy is organizing workshop for professionals “DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES AT WORKPLACE AND WORKER’S HEALTH” with the support of EU OSHA. The workshop will take place on 27.09.2018 in hotel KOOP, Sofia and is organized within EU OSHA 'Healthy Workplaces: Manage Dangerous Substances' 2018-19 campaign.
The aim of the workshop is to increase the knowledge of professionals on the risks from dangerous substances, to discuss the challenges and options for better prevention of health risks, to exchange information on good practices. Special attention will be drawn to exposures to carcinogens at workplaces and the risk of malignant diseases, emerging risks of exposure to chemical agents and preventive measures. The legal requirements and their implementation in the risk assessment for different dangerous substances will be presented.

The fate of the cancer registry in Bulgaria is on the agenda again. According to the new standard for “Medical Oncology”, the existing one should be closed and a new one built at the National Center of Public Health and Analyses.
When will the documentation be moved and how will the new register function? We asked these both questions to Assoc. Prof. Hristo Hinkov, Director of NCPHA.
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Prof. Silvana Galderizzi, acting President of the European Psychiatric Association, Dr. Julian Beezhold, EPA Secretary General, as well as Prof. Wolfgang Gaebel and Dr Helen Killaspy of EPA will be visiting Bulgaria from today until July 21st. The purpose of the visit is to evaluate the psychiatric service system in Bulgaria.
Hosts of international experts are the Ministry of Health and the National Center of Public Health and Analyses, which co-organizes the event. On the Bulgarian side, Prof. Dr. Drazdstoy Stoyanov - the national consultant on psychiatry, will participate in the evaluation.

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Prof. Silvana Galderizzi, acting President of the European Psychiatric Association, Dr. Julian Beezhold, EPA Secretary General, as well as Prof. Wolfgang Gaebel and Dr Helen Killaspy of EPA will be visiting Bulgaria from 16 through 21 July, 2018.
The visit of the EPA team is related to a decision of the Ministry of Health management, aiming to evaluate the system of psychiatric services in Bulgaria.
Hosts of international experts are the Ministry of Health and the National Center of Public Health and Analyses, which co-organizes the event. On the Bulgarian side, Acad. Prof. Dr. Drazdstoy Stoyanov - the national consultant on psychiatry, will participate in the evaluation.

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QUO VADIS Newspaper, July 2018, No.5

It is not about the TV series of the same name: the song A Sad Adio or the popular film actor Ljubisa Samardzhich. Nowadays It is the current meteorological problem that is related to the hot weather and the health effects it causes. They are presented by Zornitsa Spasova, PhD, specialist in climatology and hydrology, Chief Assistant Professor in NCPHA. She is the author of the "Hot Waves - the Silent Killer" study. The results of her study have recently been published and are supported by the WHO with the assistance of the WHO Office in Bulgaria and the WHO European Center for Environment and Health. For readers of the Quo vadis newspaper, we present excerpts from this study.
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On June 24, 2018 Prof. Dr. Lubomir Ivanov passed away. He was founder and first editor-in-chief of the Bulgarian Journal of Public Health and Director of the National Center for Public Health Protection from 2005 to 2009.
Prof. Lubomir Ivanov, MD, had made a significant contribution to the development of health systems in our country, scientific achievements in the field of social medicine and public health.
As a special representative of the WHO and UN, he worked in Georgia and Tajikistan, countries with a complex political and military background. His strategic papers served as a health model in Central Asia and the Caucasus.

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Specialists from the NCPHA presented reports at the Annual University Scientific Conference with the international participation of the National Military University "Vasil Levski" in the city of Veliko Tarnovo on 14-15 June 2018. It also marked 140 years of military education in Bulgaria. The conference included 252 participants in 10 scientific sections.

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24 chasa Newspaper, 17 June, 2018

The problem with the high rate of charges through out-of-pocket payments (OOPs) for treatment – about 40%, is the other face of underfinancing of the healthcare system, said Assoc. Prof. Hristo Hinkov, Director of NCPHA, to the 24-hour Newspaper. One of the alternatives is to invest in outpatient care – in both public health and prevention.
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