The UNICEF Representative for Bulgaria met with the Minister of Health
Dr. Jane Muita and Prof. Kostadin Angelov discussed the joint efforts in support of the children and their parents
The UNICEF Representative in Bulgaria, Dr. Jane Muita, met with the Minister of Health, Prof. Konstantin Angelov (Thursday, October 1). Emphasis was placed on the response of the COVID-19 pandemic by the Bulgarian health authorities, as well as the need for various innovative approaches to informing and supporting parents. UNICEF remains available to continue the partnership with the Ministry, in particular in the implementation of effective policies and measures for improving early childhood development and early childhood intervention for children with developmental difficulties.
During the COVID-19 crisis, UNICEF, together with WHO, supported the Ministry of Health by donating personal protective equipment for health workers - masks, protective clothing and gloves. An additiona, 4,000 PCR tests were donated to the Military Medical Academy. The total value of the donation amounts to BGN 138,000.
UNICEF, in close cooperation with the WHO, also supported the ministry in communicating valuable and reliable information on preventing the spread of the virus. Some of the provided materials were also available on the information portal of the government -www.coronavirus.bg and provide key guidelines and useful tips for mental health for children and parents.
Minister Angelov thanked for the donation made by UNICEF.
“UNICEF commend the work of the Ministry and measures followed up as response to COVID 19 crisis and remains available to continue the partnership - in contributing to improved health outcomes for children of Bulgaria”,
said Dr. Muita. She stressed that the call of the United Nations is to work together, because only in this way can good results be achieved.
The forthcoming signing of the two-year work plan between UNICEF in Bulgaria and the Ministry of Health for the period 2021-2022 was also discussed at the meeting.