As a Health and Research Officer, Anna is involved in the management of EU-funded projects that can benefit the lives of cancer patients and establishes good communication and working relationships with key stakeholders.
Anna has graduated as MA in Psychology in Sofia University in Bulgaria. She has extensive experience in the non-governmental sector. For more than 20 years she had supported the development of programs for vulnerable population in her country and on a regional level in Eastern Europe. Her work has been orientated to the direct support of some of the most vulnerable populations in society, as well as to the formation of national and international policies and the establishment of a more acceptive social environment.
She is well experienced in the development and administration of national and international social, advocacy, training, and research projects. In the last years she has been supporting the patients’ movement in Bulgaria and particularly cancer patients through the coordination of several international cancer-oriented projects.
There is so much prejudice and misunderstanding about cancer, which needs to be overcome. Medicine is developing fast, but changing societal attitudes needs dedicated work for years. Today cancer patients can live longer and better, and it is up to us to help society understand the new realities and become more supportive.
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