The National Institute for Health Development (Nemzeti Egészségfejlesztési Intézet – NEFI) is a government based agency planning, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating public health and health promotion at national level. NEFI has been established in 1958, having this way five decades of experience in health promotion and disease prevention.
The institute has three key functions:
- As national centre of excellence, the agency is responsible for research and development, case-studies in the field of health development.
- In the framework of the Hungarian National Long Term Public Health Strategy the institute is managing, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating the program’s implementation.
- In close cooperation with WHO, IUHPE, ENWHP and EurohealtNet and other relevant agencies the institute is stimulating and coordinating Hungarian international activities for health development.