In April 2019 Krassimira Zaykova, a second-year student at the Medical University of Varna, was elected by the Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL) Secretariat for Youth Ambassador for the European Code Against Cancer (ECAC) for Bulgaria.
During her mandate, Krassimira has to deliver positive health messages to the society in order to educate health-promoting behavior in the form of teleconferences, meetings, trainings and other individual and collective actions.
Krassimira is the first Youth Ambassador to represent Bulgaria and is from Varna. And given the competitive nature of election and examination cases, the choice of the ECL's Secretariat is another proof of the excellent preparation on Social Medicine, provided by the Medical University of Varna to its students.
Created in 2012, the group of Youth Ambassadors of the European Code Against Cancer receives support from ECL - a non-profit organization based in Brussels, which represents national and regional cancer leagues in Europe. ECL brings together highly motivated young people from more than 30 different countries across Europe. Youth Ambassadors are students and young professionals from various disciplines, including medicine, public health and political science. ECAC is an initiative of the European Commission, developed by the WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer. It aims to inform people about the actions they can take for themselves or their families to reduce the risk of cancer.