Annual Report 2018 Annual Report 2018 - Page 29

We create a health-oriented community We fulfill an important part of the Foundation’s Baylor Black Sea Foundation reasserted its mission, namely, to prevent serious infections interest for public health issues and the support such as HIV and viral hepatitis by contributing for the public health system. The Foundation’s to the formation of skills-set helping young testing teams responded to the request of people preserve their health. the Emergency County Clinical Hospital in “Actions we carried out during the European Testing Week are a continuation of the efforts to keep the dialogue opened and live with pupils and Constanta, and tested approximately 600 doctors and nurses for HIV and viral hepatitis B and C. students in Constanta. Recognizing the risks and Baylor Black Sea Foundation joined the HIV getting the right information about the benefits of initiative in Europe and the European Week of the early detection of viral hepatitis or HIV are the Testing Working Group for the autumn edition prerequisites for fulfilling young people’s dreams. of the European Testing Week, too. Physicians They are at the age when they contemplate major and psychologists of the Foundation met with projects. We help them to complete personal students from two Constanţa high schools, projects by being among them and answering all George Călinescu High School and Mircea cel the questions they ask. The Baylor Foundation’s Bătrân National College. support comes in the form of information, dialogue, voluntary and free-of-charge counseling and testing services. We will continue to work on expanding our partnership with representative student organizations, helping teachers in health- literacy activities when our skills and Foundation services best suit the themes and needs.” Ana - Maria Schweitzer During the European Testing Week – the spring edition, held between 18 and 25 of May, the 29