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7. Health and Well-Being

Last update: 3 April 2024

The main aim of this chapter is to present the health and well-being of young people. The Hungarian government treats human health as a priority with the primary aim of improving the health status, life expectancy and quality of life of the Hungarian population and reducing mortality caused by diseases.

Hungary does not have a youth-specific health and well-being strategy. However, both the 'Healthy Hungary 2021-2027' Healthcare Sectoral Strategy ('Egészséges Magyarország 2021-2027' Egészségügyi Ágazati Stratégia) and the '5 national health programmes' (nemzeti egészségügyi programok) have a significant impact on the young population. (For more information see sub-chapters 7.3 Sport, youth fitness and physical activity and 7.4 Healthy lifestyles and healthy nutrition)

The general objectives of the Hungarian government are:

  • to inspire children aged 6 to 14/15 to engage in regular physical training,
  • to increase young people's willingness to participate in sport,
  • to promote physical activity, sport and an active lifestyle together with the development of a supportive environment so that future generations can grow up healthy,
  • to ensure that 'the five PE hours per week', introduced by law, provide daily physical activity for every child in the country,
  • to modernise health facilities for children; to establish the health centres for children and young people, which are currently lacking; and to establish a network for adolescent psychiatry and addiction medicine. (For more details see sub-chapter 7.3. Sport, youth fitness and physical activity.)