29 March 2019
Female migrants from Sid at the workshop on women’s reproductive health
Female migrants from the Reception Centre in Sid, female secondary school students and women from the local community, participated today at the workshop on women’s reproductive health. This was an opportunity for them to learn how to preserve their health in all situations in life.
Dr Dragan Kojic, gynaecologist at the Primary Health Care Centre “Sid”, said that reproductive health is important for every woman, but also for the wider community and the country.
“Preserving reproductive health is achieved very simply through maintaining personal hygiene”, he said.
Dr Kojic said that women should go for gynaecological check-ups once a year, or more frequently if they notice some problems.
“One should particularly take care in cases of frequent urination, bleeding and severe pain in the lower abdomen,” Dr Kojic pointed out.
He said that cervical cancer is the fourth most common cause of malignancies.
“Every year 1,400 women get this disease and 450 die from it”, said Dr Kojic.
Dejan Kojic, member of the Municipal Council in Sid, said that the workshop on women’s reproductive health is very important for the exchange of experiences and demystification of the health-related habits of migrants.
“It is essential for the health of women and migrant women for doctors to educate them constantly and to talk to them about the problems they are facing”, he said.
Katarina Ivanovic said on behalf of the EU Support to Municipalities and Cities Hosting Migrants that the Primary Health Care Centre “Sid” received, through the EU funds,a donation of a gynaecological examination chair and additional equipment for efficient and professional provision of health care.
“We want to improve the work of the gynaecology department and make it available to other populations as well, such as the migrant population, which has been in Sid for some time now”, she said.
According to her, the workshop on women’s reproductive health is the result of social cohesion which aims to connect, i.e. create stronger relationships between migrants and the local population in Sid.
She reminded us that, among other things, the school in Berkasovo near Sid was reconstructed within the EU Support to Municipalities and Cities Hosting Migrants.