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Persons making use of the private medical sector pay the fees out-of-pocket. Certain groups are covered by medical funds, operated by trade unions or employers.  These funds provide full or partial coverage of medical expenses incurred by their members.

2.2. What kind of organizations, institutions and public authorities are involved and responsible for public health?

Health 21 Hungarian Foundation

There are a number of NGOs and public agencies working in public health. The most relevant among them are:

The Office of the Public Health Commissioner acts as co-ordinator for the country’s public health efforts. Administratively it belongs to the health ministry but it is enough independent to be able to also participate in advocacy efforts, with special regard to media advocacy.

The Public Health Department of the Ministry of Health co-ordinates public health efforts directly related to the health ministry.

The National Public Health and Medical Officer Service has a countrywide network of public health/health education departments, which do plan and implement public health programmes in all counties and major towns of the country.

The National Institute for Health Development is (should be) a professional centre of excellence for the development and evaluation of public health programmes.

There are more than 6,000 NGOs working in some aspects of public health and disease prevention. The tobacco control field is one which has the most developed network of NGOs working on it.

Hungarian Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (HSACI)

Ministries (health, environment etc) , independent public health  authorities, national institutes of public health, epidemiology etc,  and their regional and local branches.


Mostly the Institute of Public Health with Regioanal Organisations, the Ministry of health and  NOGs

Stop smoking, nongovernmental organization (NGO)


General Office and Regional Offices of Public Health in Slovak Republic


WHO Country Office in the Slovak Republic


Health Ministry of the Slovak Republic


Slovak medical society


General Secretariat of Ministers Committee for Drug Addiction and Drug Control in the Slovak Republic

-National Coordination Committee For Drug Control

-Slovak Red Cross

-Centre for Drug Addiction Therapy

-Slovak League Against Cancer


Slovak National Coalition For Tobacco Control


Stop smoking and other non-governmental organizations closely co-operate with governmental organizations.

NGO Estonian Association Anti-AIDS

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