The Danish opposition parties (Social Liberals and Social Democrats) want to set aside 15 million kroner for public health campaigns in Arabic.
"We need to use the language that people understand. It doesn't help that we do it whole in Danish when immigrants today make up 7.5% of the population," says Lone Dybkjær (Social Liberals). The party wants to find out the specific challenges facing non-Danish speakers and have targeted campaigns for them. "For example, it's not so relevant to run alcohol campaigns for the Turkish-speaking citizens. When it comes to fighting obesity, for example, it will be relevant to expand the campaigns also to include the three most spoken foreign languages," Lone Dybkjær told Danish paper Information.