Civil Society and Patient Organisations for public health

Our past, present and future actions?

7 May 2019

09:30 - 16:00


Chronic diseases, obesity, air pollution – What can we do against the NCD epidemic post 2020?

Following an event building public health capacity in Hungary in October 2012, an event organised by the Hungarian Permanent representation, supported by EPHA in Brussels about trans-fats in April 2016 and an EPHA delegation visit to Hungary in October 2016, this time EPHA joined forces with its Hungarian member the Hungarian Alliance of Patients Organisations as well as the National Patient Forum to organise an open debate and roundtable for patients and healthcare professionals and other sector representatives interested in discussing the new Hungarian Public Health Strategy.

Aims of the event

To have a constructive discussion about what are the implications of key public health challenges (such as Chronic diseases including rare diseases and mental health, antimicrobial resistance etc.) both in Hungary and Europe in light of commercial determinants of health. The examples of air pollution and obesity will be presented as case studies.

To identify jointly the contribution and added value of health civil community and Hungarian patient organizations can offer.


Towards a new public health strategy

Erzsébet Nógrádi Tóth Tünde Koltai – President, BEMOSZ Zoltán Massay-Kosubek – A Health Policy Coherence Policy manager, EPHA

The pillars of the new National Public Health Programme

Dr. Cecília Müller – National Medical Officer Center for Public Health

Panel: Dr. Péter Andréka– Director General of the National Institute of Cardiology Dr. Attila Németh– Director General of Nyírő Gyula National Institute of Psychiatry and Addictology Dr. Ferenc Fekete – Medical director, Pál Heim Children’s Hospital Dr. Andrea Ficzere –President, Hungarian Hospital Association

Dr. Ildikó Horváth – State Secretary for Health, Ministry of Human Resources

What makes a strategy enforceable in the context of public health challenges in Hungary?

Zoltán Massay-Kosubek , EPHA Dr. Hunor Orbán –Head of Department, Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Agriculture Dr. Balázs Antus– Chief Medical Officer, Hungarian Society for Pulmonary Medicine

Dr. Cecília Müller Head of the National Center for Public Health Zsuzsanna Szőcs – Secretary National Association of Hungarian Dietitians Dr. Eszter Sarkadi Nagy– Department of Nutrition-Epidemiology OGYÉI

What can health civil society do for the health of the Hungarian population?

The Role of Health Professional and Professional Interest Organisations, Public Organisations in Public Health Programmes

Dr. Ferenc Oberfrank –President, Association of Hungarian Medical Companies and Associations Dr. Zoltán Balogh –President of the Hungarian Chamber of Health Specialists Dr. Zsolt Pásztélyi– President of Medicina 2000, Outpatient Care Association Dr. Barnabás Margitai– President of Distributors for the Health Alliance László Rásky– Secretary General of Association of Medical Technicians Dr. Tamás Rádai– Director of ETOSZ Dr. Péter Holchacker– Director of Innovative Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association Dr. Gyula Borbás–President of Defense Association of Vaccine Manufacturers

The role of NGOs in public health programmes

Zsuzsanna Bernáth-Lukács –SZÍVSN Dr. Tamás Forster – MASZÍV Violetta Winkler – Rákliga Dr. Gábor Pogány– RIROSZ Tünde Koltai– LEOE Eszter Vidor – Protective net for Spiritual Health Foundation Dr. László Szabó – Hungarian Continence Society

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