Public Health Initiatives
Improved public health and reduced health inequalities
National Healthcare Service Centre
Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI),
23 April 2013
PA27 - Public health initiatives (Norway grant)
Calls for proposals
There are no further calls for proposals.
Why is the programme needed?
The health status of the Hungarian population is not as good as could be expected given the generally positive socio-economic development of the country. The domestic health indicators are especially poor in the area of mental health, as well as in a relatively high number of diseases caused by various forms of health damaging behaviour (smoking, alcohol consumption). There are also significant levels of health inequalities between different geographical areas and socio-economic groups. The multiply disadvantaged groups (especially Roma); people living in the most economically disadvantaged areas; low income families living in small townships) have particularly poor health indicators, compared to other parts of the country. The access of the population with social-economic disadvantages to health care is significantly below the national average.
What will the programme achieve?
The programme aims at improving the health status of the population and to reduce the disease burden with special emphasis on mental health.
How will it be achieved?
The improved health status of the population is planned to be achieved through the following main activities;
How will bilateral relations be strengthened?
The bilateral relations will be strengthened through cooperation with the Donor programme partner the National Institute of Public Health (Norway) as well as by exchanging experience with other Donor State entities with a view to sharing best practices within the relevant areas. Various forms of cooperation are planned: conferences, seminars, study visits, trainings. Cooperation with the Norwegian Council for Mental Health is also planned to take place in the area of mental health and health workforce capacity building in Hungary.
Who can apply for funding under this programme?
Eligible applicants are legal entities registered in Hungary and operating in the public interest.
Total programme amount: €19,576,471
From Norway Grants: €16,640,000
From EEA Grants: n/a
Date of approval: XX
Agreement partner: The National Development Agency (NDA)
Programme operator (PO): National Development Agency Managing Authority for Human Resources Programmes
Donor programme partner (DPP): Norwegian Institute of Public Health
DPPs websites: http://www.fhi.no/eway/?pid=238