The objective of the Programme implemented in the 2009-2014 period is to improve domestic public health and, similarly, to reduce health inequalities between target user groups. This involves the improvement of access to and quality of health care services including reproductive and preventive child care as well as prevention and reduction of diseases stemming from lifestyle.
Unfortunately, the original Public Health Programme compiled in 2013, could be implemented only with a reduced professional content during the implementation phase between 30th April 2016 - 30 th April 2017. In accordance with the shortened implementation deadlines, two predefined projects and 18 bilateral partnership initiatives were implemented within the framework of the amended Programme HU12 Public Health Initiatives, which were:
- PDP1: Improving Labour Conditions of Health Care Visitor Nurses Working in Roma Communities,
- PDP2: Methodological and Structural Assistance and Capacity Building to Improve Interventions Promoting General Mental Health with the objective to provide support for a targeted population already suffering from or under threat of mental health problems
Bilateral partnership initiatives were launched under the following areas:
- Action 1 - Exchange of experience and partnership programs in the field of innovative e-health solutions to promote early diagnosis of cancer
- Action 2 - Exchange of experience and partnership programs in the field of improvement of patient safety conditions in hospitals
- Action 3 - Exchange of experience to facilitate knowledge transfer in effective operation of in-patient care
- Action 4 - Exchange of experience related to and best practices and measures to reduce health inequalities
Results of the two predefined projects were displayed and reviewed in the framework the closing event’s programme with regard to further possibilities of project outputs’ utilisation. Outputs and results of the projects which received support in the framework of the bilateral partnership initiatives were presented as well.
The event was opened by Dr. Tamás Szentes, deputy state secretary responsible for the tasks of the chief medical officer. Participants of the closing event comprised of the representatives of: project partners implementing the various projects, the Donor Partner, the Norwegian Embassy, the Ministry of Human Capacities, National Focal Point, the Programme Operator and the Financial Mechanism Office. Representatives of the related professional fields of the two predefined projects: members of the health care visitor nurses’ network and a great number of the mental health development experts from health care institutions and civil organizations also took part in the event.