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Public health initiatives

Well-functioning healthcare systems are fundamental for maintaining healthy populations. Good health is essential for a country’s economic productivity and social development. Yet gaps in healthcare provision in Europe are significant.

Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway support programmes on public health in ten countries. These programmes aim to improve the health services and public health systems in the beneficiary countries.  

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Countries

Read about the programme in each country to find out what activities are funded, how to apply, or how to get involved as a partner.

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For applicants

Funding is available for entities registered in the ten beneficiary countries. These may include government ministries and local authorities, public health institutes and other public bodies active in the field of healthcare and healthcare governance.

For partners

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health and the Norwegian Directorate of Health are donor programme partners in some of the beneficiary countries. These organisations can assist Norwegian entities who wish to get involved as partners. Project partnerships between entities in the donor and beneficiary countries are also encouraged. 

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Project stories, news and features

 

When puppets hit the road

27.04.2017

It’s a hard job but four puppets have taken it upon themselves. Through 28 shows they hope to prevent child accidents in a country where the numbers are deeply worrying.

Not to be forgotten

24.02.2017

They no longer remember how to get dressed, cook food or show love. Their clearest memories are sixty years old. Curiously enough, in Slovenia, dementia is an illness surrounded by taboos.