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Glob@l Libraries – Bulgaria Target Libraries Join the “Informed and Healthy” Communication Strategy of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Bulgaria

In January 2012, Glob@l Libraries – Bulgaria and Ministry of Health (MH) representatives identified cooperation opportunities for public libraries and Regional Health Inspection Offices.
The “Informed and Healthy” Communication Strategy of the MH aims to enhance Bulgarian citizens’ awareness of the risk factors related to the use of psychotropic substances among young people, smoking, production, domestic, and transport traumatism.
Nationwide health information campaigns are conducted within the framework of the Communication Strategy.  A variety of information materials – brochures, movies, flyers, etc. – are prepared to inform and foster healthy lifestyles.
The Glob@l Libraries – Bulgaria Program Management Unit supports target libraries’ involvement in the campaigns by organizing and conducting events focusing on the above health-related topics (lectures for school goers; meetings with vulnerable groups; discussions).