Implemented activities within the project CBHealth, Ref: СВ006.1.31.017

The Public Health Institution Clinical Hospital, Stip, Macedonia and Regional Collegia of the Bulgarian Medical Association, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, started the implementation of the project ” Integration of European healthcare standards and innovations on the way for development of cross-border health cluster”, Ref: CB 006.1.31.017, on 17 October 2016. The project is financed by the First Call of INTERREG – IPA Cross-Border Program Bulgaria-Macedonia 2014-2020 and implemented on the territory of the East planning region, Macedonia and the Blagoevgrad District of Bulgaria. Within the project, part of the activities were realized in order to overcome the common evident shortcomings related to the current status of the health care system in both countries, as well as the evident lack of highly skilled personnel and the outflow of young medical experts.

The Public Health Institution Clinical Hospital Stip and Regional Collegia of the Bulgarian Medical Association Blagoevgrad held the first press conference for promotion of the CBHealth project in the municipality of Blagoevgrad on 28 March 2017. The main goal of the press conference was to present  the project’s goals and to introduce the participants with  the activities envisaged within the framework of the project. Representatives of health institutions from both regions, media and other interested parties took part at the press conference.

Dr. Sabi Hadziev, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Regional Medical College of the Bulgarian Medical Association, Blagoevgrad, Dr. Aleksandar Stojanovski, Medical Director of the Clinical Hospital Clinic, Shtip, M.Sc., Elizabeta Paparova, Organizational Director of the PHI Clinical Hospital, Stip, M.Sc. Dr. Dragica Zdraveva, Head of Center for Development of the East Planning Region, Dr. Gjorgji Georgiev, Director of the specialized hospital for active oncology treatment “St. Mina” Blagoevgrad, Atanas Krnchev, Project Team Leader have delivered speeches.

This is the first joint project of the Public Health Institution Clinical Hospital, Stip and Regional Collegium of the Bulgarian Medical Association, Blagoevgrad, with a total budget of 116.925,66 EUR.