Blood Donation Campaign November 2017

November 9, 2017By Antonia GenovaHealth news No Comments

Dear colleagues,

Despite the numerous advances of medicine, the blood running in our veins is still irreplaceable. The noble act of donating blood can make the difference between life and death. The everlasting need of blood products is the very reason why blood donation initiatives are held all year round. The Regional Transfusion centre of Varna and the Students’ Council of Medical University – Varna are organizing once again the “Blood Donation” campaign.

Up to date, the campaign, which takes place in MU-Varna, has always reported a great number of people, willing to donate blood. It is the third “Blood donation” campaign for this year 2017. Everybody, who wants to donate blood, will be able to do it on the 14th (Tuesday) and the 15th (Wednesday) of November 2017 between 11:30 and 16:00h in room 111 (first floor of the Rectorate building). Let’s show once again that humanity and the wish to help others, run in our veins!


“Donate blood – save lives!”

Medical University-Varna Organizes the Campaign “If in Doubt – Get Checked Out” for the Sixth Consecutive Time

November 7, 2017By Antonia GenovaHealth news, Student activity, Upcoming events No Comments

The annual information and prevention campaign “If in Doubt – Get Checked Out” will be held on 12-13 November 2017. This initiative has been organized for the sixth consecutive year on the occasion of the Mouth Cancer Action Month – November.

The campaign is organized by the Association of Students of Dental Medicine – Varna, in close cooperation with the Association of Medical Students – Varna (AMS-Varna), the Association of Students of Pharmacy – Varna (ASP-Varna), the Student Council and with the assistance of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at FDM, as well as the Academic Management at the Faculty of Dental Medicine and MU – Varna.

Traditionally, the campaign “If in Doubt – Get Checked Out” consists of an information and prophylactic part. The information part will start with distributing promotional materials on 12th and 13th November 2017.

On 12th November a special stand will be located at Grand Mall – Varna from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

On 13th November the stands at University Hospital “St. Marina” – Varna and the Faculty of Dental Medicine will operate between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., where advertising brochures and flyers will be distributed, too.

The prophylactic part of the campaign will be held on 13th November, including free medical check-ups at the Faculty of Dental Medicine from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in room 208 and at University Hospital “St. Marina” – Varna from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in room 928.

The results from the previous campaigns have shown a steady growth of the number of examined citizens. This brings us to the conclusion that oral cancer can be overcome if diagnosed on time.

To register for taking part in the campaign and further enquiries, you can contact the people in charge of the campaign – Tina Traykova (GSM: 089 555 6972) and Miroslav Stoykov (GSM: 089 678 7758).

Congratulation on the Day of the Bulgarian Doctor – 19th October!

October 19, 2017By Antonia GenovaHealth news No Comments

Dear Colleagues,

Congratulation on the Day of the Bulgarian Doctor – 19th October! Today, on the Day of St. Ivan Rilski, the Wonderworker, I congratulate all Bulgarian doctors on the professionalism, enthusiasm and humanity through which we defend our name every single day.

This is the day when the society pays tribute to the people who have dedicated themselves to the most humane profession – the one that can regain the joy in life, that gives strengths to the weak, heals the sick ones, and helps life to triumph. Successors to the wisdom of the millennial Hippocratic Oath, we carry enormous weight of responsibility and dedicate ourselves to humanism, in its purest form. And the greatest prize for our work is expressed in the simple words “Thank you!”.

Medicine is a mission that is not influenced by colour or gender, by a political system or religion, because its calling is to save and give life a chance. For us, specialists, time has lost its astronomical value a long time ago, for us it is measured through saving lives, through our devotion to the people in need.

I believe that despite the difficulties in the healthcare system we will continue to fight for the victory of life! I believe that with our joint efforts and good will we will achieve the results that our society expects – quality health care for the Bulgarian citizens, meeting the highest standards of the European healthcare.

To all Bulgarian doctors,  dedicated to the most humane profession in the world – the one that wins trust, takes care of life and preserves hope – I would like to wish a lot of professional success, satisfied patients, good health and family happiness!

Happy Holiday!

Prof. Dr. Krasimir Ivanov, DSc

Rector of Medical University

“Prof. Dr. Paraskev Stoyanov” – Varna

Students from MU-Varna Received a Congratulatory Letter from SHОGAT “Prof. Dr. D. Stamatov”

October 16, 2017By Antonia GenovaHealth news No Comments

The fourth-year students from MU-Varna Emine Halim, Yinis Mehmed, Gergana Georgieva and Desislava Radenkova received a congratulatory letter for their excellent theoretical training by the management of the Neonatological Department at SHОGAT “Prof. Dr. D. Stamatov”.

During an extremely difficult period of staff shortage at the Department, they were involved actively in the work at the various sectors at the Department. The students performed all the assigned tasks accurately and responsibly, under the control of doctors.

The four students were appointed to the position of a Health Assistant. The work is a part of their pre-graduate practice and aims to prepare them for their future professional development as midwives. In this way they are given the opportunity to overcome their concerns about the practical part of their work and to take responsibility for human life, which is often the greatest concern of the graduates. Their work involves assessing the vital signs of newborns and serving their living needs, following Virginia Henderson’s model.

According to Svetlana Radeva, the chief midwife at the Department, the girls are extremely responsible in their duties, performing their assignments brilliantly and fulfilling their duties like midwives with plenty of years of experience, many times exceeding all expectations.

The professionals at the hospital expressed special thanks to the student Emine Halim. Thanks to her efforts, a human life was saved. After the end of her shift, Emine decided to carry out yet another follow-up monitoring of a newborn child. When she entered the room, she found that the child was suffocating and immediately raised an alarm on the deterioration of the child’s condition, as a result of which intensive therapy was applied, and the child’s life was saved.

The specialists at the hospital are impressed by the qualities of the students at their workplace and emphasize that they are an example of the excellent training provided by MU – Varna.

The 17th International Red Cross and Health Film Festival Is Underway

October 16, 2017By Antonia GenovaHealth news No Comments

A solemn ceremony launched the 17th International Red Cross and Health Film Festival. Under the sounds of the representative Naval Brass Orchestra, the Vice President Iliyana Yotova, who is the patron of the Festival, the President of the Bulgarian Red Cross for Bulgaria Acad. Hristo Grigorov, the Rector of MU-Varna Prof. Dr. Krasimir Ivanov, the Chairperson of the District Council of BRC-Varna Mr. Ilko Raev, the Festival Art Director Prof. Bozhidar Manov and more than 100 guests – actors, directors, filmmakers, politicians and public figures from all over the world walked the red carpet in the Raduga Complex in SHC “Kamchia”. More than 15 international delegations joined the Festival.

The Grand Prize – a glass sculpture, a successor to the most prestigious award of the first editions of the Red Cross Festival “Golden Ship”, created by Prof. Gaydov, arrived with a vintage convertible DKW, produced back in 1938, and it was brought to“Raduga” by a pair of dance sport champions. Congratulatory addresses were delivered by the Vice Minister of Culture Mr. Rumen Dimitrov, the Consul General of Russia in Bulgaria Sergey Lukyanchuk, Mr. Ilian Karagyozov- Deputy District Governor of Varna, Mr. Peycho Peychev – Deputy Mayor of Varna.

“If it weren’t for your actions, if it weren’t for your intervention, if it weren’t for the exceptional professionalism of the doctors at the Varna Medical University and Varna hospitals, many human lives would not have been saved, it would not have been possible to return the faith of many families – the faith that even after the tragedy and misfortunes there are people, dedicated to their profession, ready to help and lend a hand!” These were some of the words with which the Vice President Iliana Yotova opened the 17th International Red Cross and Health Film Festival.

The Rector of MU-Varna Prof. Dr. Krasimir Ivanov congratulated the teams of the University and the Bulgarian Red Cross on the perfect organization, Respect to what you have done to take us out of the petty-mindedness and malice that are overwhelming us everyday. It is only culture and art that will give us a breath of air and an opportunity to move forward! I thank to every one of you and wish you success!”

The dancers from Star Dance Club and the 12-year-old Donko Markov, who has won the grand prize at the first Pirin Folk Children’s Competition 2017, were among the performances at the ceremony.

The audience will be able to see 202 films, including 32 Bulgarians films, selected from 1 900 movie bands, during the competition programme, which will continue till 15th October. The President of the International Jury, which will evaluate the films, is the Italian director Bepe Chino, and the members are Armand Peqkaia from Turkey, Assoc. Prof. Emanuela Mutafova, the Dean of the Faculty of Public Health at MU – Varna, the director Pavel Vasev and the actress Yana Marinova.

Part of the programme also includes the Academy of Documentary Cinema for Young Activists, who are trained how to reflect the most significant moments in the activities of the humanitarian organization through the means of modern cinematography. The head of the special section of the Academy – Retro Atelier is the director of the Library and Archives Directorate at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Grant Mitchell.

The Festival continues till 15th October 2017.

Free Breast Cancer Screening at University Hospital “St. Marina” in October

October 9, 2017By Antonia GenovaHealth news No Comments

University Hospital “St. Marina” – Varna joins the initiative of the First Specialized Obstetric and Gynecological Hospital for Active Treatment “St. Sofia” EAD, which organizes an information and prophylactic campaign for the fifth consecutive year in connection with the World Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

Breast cancer is the most common oncological disease among women worldwide. Detected in time, breast cancer is curable in over 97% of cases. Screening is necessary because early symptoms commonly go unnoticed- they cannot be felt and don’t cause pain.

In October medical specialists from 12 hospitals in the cities of Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Pleven and Stara Zagora will organize free mammological examinations for women and consultations with a psychologist for patients diagnosed with breast cancer and their families.

The free prophylactic breast cancer screening will be performed on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm at the Department of Breast Surgery at University Hospital “St. Marina” – Varna, registration in advance on Tel .: 052/978 660.

Blood Donation Campaign October 2017 – ‘Donate Blood, Take a Ticket’

October 9, 2017By Antonia GenovaHealth news No Comments

Each and every one of us knows just how essential and  life saving blood and blood products can be, since, despite the numerous advances in the medical field, they are still without a valid replacement. This is the very reason why Blood donation initiatives are organised all year round. The Regional Transfusion center in Varna and the Student’s Council of Mu-Varna with the special participation of Bulgarian Red Cross-Varna are yet again organizing the ‘Blood donation’ campaign for everybody willing to lend a helping hand.

This year’s campaign is organized under the slogan ‘Donate blood, take a ticket’. Every person, who donates blood, will receive a ticket for the 17th International Festival of the Red Cross and Health Films in Varna, which will be held on 12-15th of October in SOK-Kamchia. Documentary and feature films from 6 continents, a great part of which have received international recognition, will be shown during the festival. 

This is the second BLOOD DONATION CAMPAIGN 2017. All well-wishers, who want to donate blood, will be able to do it on the 9th (Monday) and the 10th (Tuesday) of October 2017 from 9:30h to 13:30h in room 111 (first floor of the Rectorate building).

Let’s show once again that humanity and the wish to help others, run in our veins!

Donate blood, take a ticket!

Bulgarian Association for Hemophilia presents: Cycling tour “TOGETHER”

April 10, 2017By Йоана АндоноваHealth news No Comments


On April the 23rd , 2017 for a second consecutive year the Bulgarian Association for Haemophilia will organize the cycling tour “TOGETHER”. The both social and sporting event will start exactly at 10:30 am. simultaneously in three cities – Sofia, Plovdiv and Varna.

The rally point in Varna is the Sea Garden.

This year, in parallel with the World Hemophilia Day with the call “Hear their voice,” emphasis of the campaign will be all girls and women with inherited bleeding disorders.

The association annually celebrates the World Hemophilia Day on April the 17th with various public events that aim to publicize initiatives to provide the necessary treatment of people with congenital bleeding disorders. This year’s event is scheduled for April the 23th  (Sunday), having in mind the Easter holidays on April the 16th and 17th.

The cycling tour “TOGETHER” is a special event chosen by the Bulgarian Association for Hemophilia, which aims to make cycling popular cycling as it is recommended and healthy for people with hemophilia. The association works to protect the rights and interests, focusing on the principle that by using modern treatment and social support, those people can be TOGETHER, equivalently integrated – part of the evolving modern society. The organizers invite all active citizens on April the 23rd to take a bike ride together to unite in a cause, which aims to raise awareness, adequate acceptance and empathy in our society.

The route for the cycling tour TOGETHER in Varna will be as follows. It is consistent with the capabilities of even the most novice cyclists!

Show your support and enjoy a wonderful Sunday stroll!

WHO Oral Health Manual in Bulgarian Language Was Issued by MU-Varna

March 18, 2017By Antonia GenovaHealth news, Science and education No Comments

In 2015 the World Health Organization (WHO) provided Medical University – Varna with the exclusive rights for translation of the WHO manual Oral Health Surveys – Basic Methods into Bulgarian language. It was translated by students from the Faculty of Dental Medicine, edited by Assoc. Prof. Klara Dokova from the Department of Social Medicine and Healthcare at the Faculty of Public Health.

The manual is of great value to all researchers and dental practitioners, who are interested in the incidence of oral diseases and the risk factors in the population. Moreover, it is an invaluable teaching aid for training students in the subject of Public Dental Health.

You can find the full text of the Bulgarian edition of the WHO manual here.

A Student at MU-Varna Was Distinguished with the Award “Dignified Bulgarian 2017”

March 18, 2017By Antonia GenovaCultur activity, Health news No Comments

The student at Medical University – Varna Nikolay Tsolov was distinguished with the award “Dignified Bulgarian 2017” at a ceremony, held at Marinela Hotel – Sofia, on 6.03.2017.

Nikolay is a 3rd-year student in Dental Medicine at MU-Varna. On 22nd March 2016 he saw a worried woman and stopped his car beside her. He found out that she was Marinka Bolton, who was waiting for the Emergency team to come for her husband, who had a heart attack. Nikolay took Michael Bolton to the hospital, where the sick man was hospitalized, and fortunately his life was saved.

The award was given to Nikolay by the TV producer Magardich Halvadzhiyan, who turned to the audience with the words, “I’d like to thank all Bulgarians for the fact that such dignified, good people live among us, who are ready to lend a helping hand, to do their best in order to make our life better, and not because someone requires them to do it, but simply because they are good people. This example should be given every single day by every one of us if we wish to see the light at the end of the tunnel!”

The event organizers had prepared a diploma and a medal for Nikolay Tsolov with the message “We take pride in the fact that you are a dignified Bulgarian”.

He said he was extremely happy to receive this award and promised to go on helping people in trouble.