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Roma health conference held in Poprad

ALL 156 assistants of health awareness and their coordinators will meet at the first ever conference focused specifically on the health of Roma in Poprad on February 28. The conference will also be attended by experts on health awareness, representatives of cooperating institutions, supporters and members of the Association of the Health Field Workers (ATZA), the TASR newswire reported.

ALL 156 assistants of health awareness and their coordinators will meet at the first ever conference focused specifically on the health of Roma in Poprad on February 28. The conference will also be attended by experts on health awareness, representatives of cooperating institutions, supporters and members of the Association of the Health Field Workers (ATZA), the TASR newswire reported.

The conference will be open by Government Proxy for Roma Communities Peter Pollák. The whole event will focus on health and health awareness in segregated Roma settlements, introduction of the programmes aimed at this issue, as well as expert lectures and introduction of current surveys aimed on health in the settlements, Eva Zaujecová, one of the organisers, told TASR.

The conference takes place within the nation-wide Healthy Communities project that is built and implemented based on the long-term initiative of the Association of Culture, Education and Communication (ACEC) which started in 2003.

The project is organised by the Platform for Supporting the Health of Disadvantaged Groups (PPZZS) in cooperation with the Office of Government Proxy for Roma Communities.

Source: TASR

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