A new programme to help those most in need is being launched with the support of the European Union. Families with children under the age of three, the homeless and senior citizens with low pensions will be provided with food packages and free advice to help them escape poverty.
New, local equal opportunities programmes have been developed for more than three thousand settlements, Minister of State for Social Affairs and Inclusion Károly Czibere, from the Ministry of Human Resources announced at a press conference in Budapest on Thursday.
The Hungarian economy needs graduates with competitive and applicable knowledge, and accordingly the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MKIK) supports the introduction of a dual higher education system, MKIK President László Parragh said at press conference in Budapest on Thursday.
The Erzsébet (Elizabeth) Programme – a government initiative launched three years ago and originally introduced to help the vacationing of underprivileged children – is both a symbol of the renewal of Hungary and proof of the Government’s commitment to social solidarity, Minister of State for Family Affairs and Social Inclusion Károly Czibere said at a vacation camp in Fonyódliget, near Lake Balaton.
A dentistry centre for the disabled was inaugurated on Wednesday at the Semmelweis University Oro-Maxillofacial Surgery and Dentistry Clinic in Budapest.
The Ministry for Human resources donated twelve cars to Budapest street aid organizations on Friday to help social work and the supply of homeless people. Imre Nyitrai, Deputy State Secretary for Social Affairs said that the cars could even save lives.
Despite the positive restructuring of recent years, the tensions and problems within the healthcare system require further changes, Minister of State for Healthcare Gábor Zombor said at a conference in Budapest on Wednesday.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade could become the strategic conduit for presenting the real Hungary abroad and disseminating Hungarian culture, Minister for Human Resources Zoltán Balog said on Tuesday at the annual conference of the Balassi Institute directors in Budapest. The Balassi Institute is the state-owned parent institution of Hungarian cultural institutes abroad.
Minister for Human Resources Zoltán Balog handed over Semmelweis awards on July 2, at the Vigadó concert hall in Budapest. Ignác Semmelweis, a 19th century Hungarian physician, also known as “the saviour of mothers”, was one of the pioneers of antiseptic procedures in medicine. His birthday, July 1, is the day of Hungarian healthcare.