WHO: Bulgaria has the third highest death rate in the world caused by air pollution

Bulgaria has the third highest death rate in the world caused by air pollution, according to the World Health Organization. Every year, over 15,000 people in the country die prematurely due to air pollution. It also leads to reduced productivity and..

10.12.22 14:17 |

There is no comprehensive patient care for people with depression in Bulgaria

The best medication for treating depression is applied in Bulgaria, but there is no comprehensive patient care. This was stated at a discussion on depression which the World Health Organization rates as a leading cause of disability. It was also..

27.09.22 15:20 |

World Health Organization issues an urgent appeal for access to sick and injured people in Ukraine

The World Health Organization issued an urgent appeal for access to sick and injured people caught up in the war in Ukraine, including hundreds of “landmine victims”, premature babies, pregnant women, patients with terminal illnesses and older people,..

09.07.22 10:09 |

Bulgaria marks World No Tobacco Day

World No Tobacco Day is observed on 31 May each year to draw attention to the dangers of using tobacco. This year, the theme is "Tobacco - threat to our environment". According to the World Health Organization, approximately 14 grams of CO2 are..

31.05.22 05:05 |

National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases reports another drop in 14-day Covid-19 incidence rate

The National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases reports a new drop in the 14-day Covid-19 incidence rate in Bulgaria – 1,302 per 100,000 residents, as compared to 1,360 a day earlier. The reproduction number is 0.95 with a downward..

15.02.22 13:22 |
Associate Professor Mihail Okoliyski

Associate Professor Mihail Okoliyski: Bulgaria remains an oasis of irrational thinking

2022 will be marked by the Covid-19 pandemic in Bulgaria, but not abroad where the coronavirus pandemic has already been contained. Bulgaria risks remaining an oasis of irrational thinking, Associate Professor Dr. Mihail Okoliyski, representative of..

25.10.21 10:58 |

First case of Indian variant of coronavirus in Bulgaria

The first case of the Delta (Indian) variant of Covid-19 has been found in Bulgaria, the National Centre for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases has announced.   The test is of a patient from Pleven, a young man with a temporary residence permit..

17.06.21 12:35 |

The probability of having to take a Covid-19 vaccine every year is not high: head of WHO Bulgaria office

“The probability of having to take a Covid-19 vaccine every year is not high,” Mihail Okoliiski, head of the World Health Organization’s country office, Bulgaria said for BNR’s Radio Kurdzhali. He added that researchers are still carrying out..

02.05.21 16:15 |
Dr. Skender Sila, representative of the WHO for Bulgaria

Dr. Skender Sila: I hope the vaccination against Covid-19 in Bulgaria will be accelerated

The lifting of the restrictive measures against Covid-19 must be done very carefully and under strict control, Dr. Skender Sila, a representative of the World Health Organization for Bulgaria, warns in an interview with BNR.  According to him, a..

26.01.21 14:23 |

Covid-19 in Bulgaria: Day 205

WHO representative: Many people believe subjective claims about Covid-19 “All people must have equal access to a coronavirus vaccine, as is the task of the World Health Organization. There are indications that the vaccine will be made available..

28.09.20 19:07 |
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