A ceremonial opening of the Programme Health was held in the Valkoprevorsky Palace in Prague on 19 September 2019. More than 100 representatives of healthcare providers, state institutions and non-profit patient organisations took part in the launch conference. The programme will support prevention of mental illness in children, prevention of non-communicable and communicable diseases and patient empowerment and strengthening the role of patient organizations.
Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Health representatives introduced the programme´s focus and its timeline during the conference. Information about supported areas and planned open calls were presented as well. Afterwards three pre-defined projects supported within the programme were introduced. The participants heard recommendation for partner search and establishing partnership including its benefits.