ISSN: 1306 - 0015 • E-ISSN: 1308 - 6278
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Turk Pediatri Ars . 2020; 55(1): 10-16 | DOI: 10.14744/TurkPediatriArs.2020.03271

The health visitor network in Hungary: a unique system in Europe

Katalin Szöllosi1, Odor Andera2, Kissne Garajszki I2, Talaber Julia3, Andrea Fogarasi-Grenczer3, Altorjay Peter4, Pota Gy4, Laszlo Szabo5
1Department of Family Care Methodology, Faculty of Health Science, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary; School of Doctoral Studies, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
2National Public Health and Medical Officer Services (ÁNTSZ) Budapest, Hungary
3Department of Family Care Methodology, Faculty of Health Science, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
4Association of Hungarian Primary Care Paediatricians (HGYE)
5Department of Family Care Methodology, Faculty of Health Science, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary; Heim Pál Children Hospital, Budapest, Hungary

The Hungarian health visitor network, established in 1915, is a unique system in Europe. Health visitors are highly qualified healthcare professionals whose traditional role is to promote and improve the physical, mental, and social well-being of families. They are specialised in women’s health, pregnancy, mother, infant and child care, as well as the health protection of adolescents. Consequently, their function covers all stages of womens’ lives.

Keywords: Child health, health visitor, prevention, women health

Katalin Szöllosi, Odor Andera, Kissne Garajszki I, Talaber Julia, Andrea Fogarasi-Grenczer, Altorjay Peter, Pota Gy, Laszlo Szabo. The health visitor network in Hungary: a unique system in Europe. Turk Pediatri Ars . 2020; 55(1): 10-16

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