Major chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) - cardiovascular diseases, malignant neoplasms, chronic lung diseases and diabetes account for 80% of deaths in Bulgaria. It has been shown to be caused by common risk factors - smoking, alcohol abuse, unhealthy eating, low physical activity. Their reduction can be achieved through prevention, early diagnosis and the provision of a healthy living environment as well as through national program activities.

24 hours Newspaper, 01.01.2019
There is no doubt about the importance of vitamins and minerals for the proper functioning of all organs in the human body. Even in good health people resort to dietary supplements to help their immune system, especially during the colder months. Excessive intake may, however, be dangerous to health, warn experts. "A healthy person does not need additional intake of vitamins in the form of nutritional supplements. It is enough to eat balanced and adequate. To have normal physical activity and to be exposed in the sun for at least 15 minutes a day", explains Prof. Lalka Rangelova from the NCPHA. You can read the entire material here.

Clinica.bg, 14.02.2019

"It should be known that if a person with a mental disorder appears to be excited, he often feels himself afraid. And one of the reasons to be aggressive is this one. This is a protective response. You need to know this in order to understand. Bulgarians are afraid of people with mental disorders, but there are healthy ones that are much more dangerous. For example, drivers who organize races in the city and can harm many people compared to a person who speaks himself in the tram. Evil is much more common among normal people, "said Prof. Hristo Hinkov, Director of NCPHA, for Clinica.bg.
You can read the entire interview here
 

Today, on December 12, 2018, under the auspices of the Health Commission, a Round Table on "Psychiatry in Bulgaria - Challenges and Perspectives" was held at the 44th National Assembly. The forum was held on the initiative of the National Center of Public Health and Analyses (NCPHA).

The event was attended by: Dr. Daniela Daritkova - Chairperson of the Health Commission, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hristo Hinkov - Director of NCPHA, Assoc. Prof. Mihail Okoliyski - Expert at the WHO Country Office in Bulgaria, representatives of the responsible state institutions, state psychiatric hospitals, mental health centers, professional organizations in the field of healthcare, professional and patient organizations, leading Bulgarian medical specialists and experts.

All the information you can find out here.

 

Specialists from NCPHA participate in an international working group to the NATO ResearchTaskGroup (RTG) - 298. The project is part of the NATO Science and Technology Organization (STO) Collaborative Programme. The main goal of the project, led by Professor Michel Israel from the NCPHA, is to develop limit values for high energy electromagnetic impulses as well as preventive measures for workers and the population in military exercises and actions by NATO countries. High-power pulse radio frequency fields in state-of-the-art technologies are increasingly being applied to both communication systems, and radar installations, as well as to new defense and weapon systems.

The National Center of Public Health and Analyses (NCPHA), with the financial support of the World Health Organization (WHO), organizes three-day training seminars on depression, anxiety and suicide, as well as on chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus.

General practitioners, psychologists and social workers from around the country are invited to join the free training.

The seminars will take place in January; lecturers are experts from the NCPHA (more information at www.ncpha.government.bg).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.