At a special festive session of the Sofia City Council on Sofia Day, in the presence of Mayor Yordanka Fandakova, the President of the Council Elen Gerdzhikov awarded the titles “Honorary Citizen of Sofia” and the Honorary Badge of the Sofia Municipality. Prominent figures of culture, science and education with contributions to the capital were distinguished with high honors.
The Dean of the Public Health Faculty, MU-Sofia, Prof. Tzekomir Vodenicharov, MD, was honored with the “Honorary badge of the Sofia Municipality”. The reasons for this nomination are the significant contribution of Prof. Vodenicharov as the founder of the first Faculty of Public Health (FPH) in the country within the Medical University of Sofia. In the FPH they have received their training, advanced training and have acquired a professional qualification in the specialty “Public health and health management” executive directors, managers and managers of a number of municipal hospitals, “”in hospital” and outpatient care. At the initiative of Prof. Vodenicharov the city of Sofia will be the European Capital of Public Health 2020. With its expert capacity, FPH, MU-Sofia supports the activities of Sofia Municipality by preparing opinions, developing joint projects and trainings. With the active support and assistance of Prof. Vodenicharov, a Program of the Sofia Municipality for financial support of medical specialists in health care in the specialty “Nurse”, studying at the FPH, Medical University-Sofia, is being implemented.