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 the mortality caused by the 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 overall goals of the Hungarian Government are:
- to engage children aged 6 to 14/15 years old in regular physical training,
- to increase the 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 for the future generations to grow up healthy,
- to ensure that 'the five PE classes per week', introduced by law, provides every child in the country with daily physical activity,
- to modernise children’s health facilities, establish the currently missing child and adolescent health centres, and develop an adolescent psychiatry and addiction medicine network. (For more details see sub-chapter 7.3. Sport, youth fitness and physical activity.)