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Promoting Portuguese health

Funding is now available for Portuguese public health initiatives.

The current economic situation has increased the potential for social exclusion for many Portuguese families. The available data suggests that a significant component of current obesity rates can be attributed to such differences in socio-economic status, as unbalanced diets can be a consequence of income poverty. Challenges also remain in the areas of mental healthcare as well as in prevention of communicable diseases, including HIV/AIDS and TB. There are also great differences in the geographical distribution of health services across the country. The combination of poverty with other vulnerabilities further increases these health risks, in particular for children.

To address these challenges, a call for proposal is now open under the Portuguese ‘Public Health Initiatives’ programme.

What is supported?

Under this call, the following activities are supported:

  • Reducing inequalities with nutrition;
  • Improving mental health services;
  • Improving the prevention and treatment of communicable diseases, and;
  • Improving national health registries, health information and data management use.

The total budget under this call is €9 064 654. The minimum grant amount is €175 000, while the maximum amount is €850 000.

Who can apply?

Any Portuguese entity, whether public, private, commercial or non-commercial or NGO can apply for funding.

Partnerships with the donor countries – Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway – are encouraged. The project partner must be primary based in Portugal or in the donor countries. Project partners can be a public, private, commercial or non-commercial entity or a NGO. Inter-governmental organisations can also participate as a project partner.

When is the application deadline?

The application deadline is 30 April 2014.

Read the full call text for more detailed information

Read more about the Portuguese ‘Public Health Initiatives’ programme here