Public Health

Improvement of the working conditions of health visitors active in Roma communities

Improvement of the working conditions of health visitors active in Roma communities

Project ID: HU12-0001-PP1-2016

Projektgazda/Projekt Promoter Országos Tisztifőorvosi Hivatal/National Medical Officer Service
Program Operátor/Programme Operator Állami Egészségügyi Ellátó Központ/ National Healthcare Services Center
Megvalósítási időszak/Implementation period 2016.05.01-2017.04.30.
Hazai Projekt Partnerek/National Project Partner  
Donor Projekt Partner/Donor Project Partner  
Összköltség / Total budget (EUR) 794 648 900 HUF/ 2 616 558,78 EUR
EGT/Norvég támogatás összege / EEA/Norwegian Grant (EUR) 794 648 90 HUF/ 2 616 558,78 EUR

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Health care visitor nurses are professionals working in primary care, performing public health and education related tasks. They are present from the post-natal period till school leaving age in children’s lives. As the name stipulates, they visit family homes, schools and communal places. They not only monitor the biological development of children, but advise parents how to keep on the right track. Currently, there are 5300 health care visitor nurses working in Hungary, out of whom 4005 allocated to respective service districts and 1007 to schools.

In most disadvantageous areas they work alone without guidance, support or technical supervision. In extreme cases, they even undertake confrontation in conflicts without any help. The latter particularly stands for visitor nurses working in extremely depressed areas. In addition, they also have to carry the burden of administrating their own work, causing further difficulties. The equipment they can use, are predominantly outdated, and they are short of efficient IT tools.

Objectives and activities of the project

  • Providing up-to-date IT equipment to visitor nurses, who work with inadequate ones.
  • Setting up a Contact Centre, which will keep operating on the long run even after the closure of project, to provide continual - methodological, IT and knowledge-based - support to their work.
  • Production of illustrated education materials for the illiterate of functionally illiterate to assist the visitor nurses in preforming their tasks more efficiently.
  • Production of audiovisual education materials.
  • Regional „Good practices” competition in three counties of north-eastern Hungary involving local authorities and civil society organisations to facilitate cooperation and partnership. Winners will be assisted to disseminate their own good practices nation-wide, and asked to be key-note speakers at the closing conference event of the project.
  • Pilot health club in a pre-selected village, Farkaslyuk, in norther Hungary to host educational interactive programmes on health conscience way of life with the local Roma population being the target beneficiary group. The club builds on the active involvement and participation of the local community, and ideally will serve as a model for other settlements.
  • Survey on health conscienceness of Roma women in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County (northern Hungary) with special focus on the barriers of their participation in public health screenings.
  • Organising complementary supervision, individual coaching, group training and discussion in the three aforementioned counties, primarily to prevent burnout and help reducing work-related stress, to strengthen and develop personal competences.


A projekt eredményei

Roma közösségekben dolgozó védőnők munkafeltételeinek javítása Norvég Alap támogatásával

Mindig jól jön a Norvég Alap pénze: fejleszt az ÁNTSZ

Laptopot kaptak a védőnők

Pénzt kapnak a romákkal foglalkozó védőnők

Oktató ismeretterjesztő film a védőnők munkájának támogatásához

Közösségi együttműködés az egészségfejlesztésért

40 új laptopot kaptak a Heves megyei védőnők

Lelkileg is erősítik a védőnői hálózatot

Újabb informatikai és szakmai támogatás a védőnőknek