Virtual Medical School

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Virtual Medical School

  1. 1. “Probuda 126“ Chitalishte Zgorigrad village, Vratsa Municipality, Vratsa District
  2. 2. Virtual Medical School  60% of the working population of the village of Zgorigrad used to work in Plakalnitsa mine; 80% of those who worked there are affected by osteochondral and pulmonary diseases, which provoked us to target this group of people in our project;  50% of people in retirement age who have worked in the mine were involved in the project; We have used the equipment and the potential of our chitalishte library to create the Virtual Medical School.
  3. 3. Virtual Medical School  The users had the opportunity of working with specialists on these types of diseases.  They were provided with access to e-materials, thus we increased their knowledge about these diseases and the respective treatments, resulting in an improved quality of life.  We had purchased specialized medical literature and have created a database on the prevention of diseases which are common in our community, aimed at providing help to all inhabitants of the village of Zgorigrad, since the project is covering only a certain percentage of the total population.
  4. 4. Work with medical specialists The following topics were reviewed :  Osteoporosis and Coxarthrosis;  Types of rheumatic diseases;  Diseases of the joints;  Lower back pains - spinal disc herniation – disc disease;  Osteoarthritis and arthritis;  Gout – balanced and healthy eating
  5. 5. We covered the topics of:  Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD);  Bronchitis;  Pneumonia;  Asthma;  Tuberculosis;  Pleurisy.
  6. 6. Results achieved:  The library has been recognized as a place where our inhabitants could obtain information concerning the major diseases of risk in the village – osteochondral and pulmonary conditions, as well as about other health issues;  We have created successful partnerships with: • Romantica pensioners’ club; • Health institutions; • Medical specialists;  We prepared an Electronic Manual on health topics and a database on medical institutions and medical doctors in the municipality which is updated on a weekly basis.

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