BG07 Programme "Public Health Initiatives"

Project leader: Prof. Mishel Israel, PhD Tel: (359 2) 8056 353, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Coordinator: Prof. Plamen Dimitrov, MD, PhD

Tel: (359 2) 8056 420, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Coordinator: Chief-expert Victoria Zaryabova - Department "Physical Factors", Krasimira Vladimirova- Project accountant, Eng. Yordan Arnaudov - Server administrator

The budget of the project is BGN 1053587. Тhe duration is 32 months, beginning September 19, 2014, with a term 30.04.2017.

The project brought together three separate parts on the basis of a common goal as follows: rare diseases, diabetes, non-ionizing radiation. The main purpose, which is intended to achieve with the development of this project, is to improve public health through the development of healthcare information systems.

Specific objectives:

Developing methodical and methodological approaches tocollecting, processing and analysis of health information in accordance with the information needs of the target groups. Creating opportunities to improve the control, prevention and treatment of diabetes and rare diseases by providing appropriate information environment. Improving the understanding of the health care system and supporting the accomplishment of the policy of the Republic of Bulgaria, the European Union and the World Health Organization for implementing e-health. Developing and implementing national health registers for diabetes and rare diseases, which serve as a basis for creating medical records in all health aspects. The main objective ofthe Project part that is related to non-ionizing radiation, is to create conditions for the implementation of European legislation by improving the national legislation in the field of electromagnetic exposure on the population; ensuring adequate and accurate information on the levels of electromagnetic field in the environment to be used by competent authorities and the population through introduction of a web-based electronic register.

Expected results:

Researches and analysis of the need for development and implementation of national healthcare registers for diabetes and rare diseases. Public discussionon the results of the studies performed and implementation of a network of recommended practices for the policy of healthcare records. Specific rules and methods in the design and implementation of specialized healthcare records for patients with diabetes and rare diseases. Conceptual models, designed for development and implementation of healthcare records for diabetes and rare diseases. Modeling, design and structure of national databases, generating databases, programming systems for management, software servers, application by clients of the healthcare records for diabetes and rare diseases. Pilot implementation of the developedmodels of registers for diabetes and rare diseases. Public discussionand results of the introduction of registers for diabetes and rare diseases. Training of 40 professionals and pilot implementation of healthcare records and their management. Implementation of activities on visualization and publicity, including the presentation of the developed materials, the issuing of 3 information badges, 250 brochures, publication of 5 scientific papers, participation with materials on the webpage of the NCPHA and press conference announcing the results. In the field ofnational legislation with regard to electromagnetic exposure of the population: Improving national legislation to protect the population against electromagnetic exposure through introduction of European recommendations, the preventive principle and the best practices of European countries, in particular, of Norway. Improving control on the radiation sources and the evaluation of electromagnetic exposure of the population based on the requirements of the European Union, and in particular of the Norwegian experience. Achieving ahigh level of competence by specialists and experts in national and local administrations, health inspections, control authorities, through training, education, tests.