Hungary

National Center for Epidemiology

(Országos Epidemiológiai Kozpont)

Tel: +36 1 476 1100

H-1097 Budapest, Albert Florian ut

2-6, H-1437 Bp, Pf 777

Márta Melles - Director 

http://www.oek.hu/oek.web?lang=eng

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Institute Profile

With a staff of 250, the National Center for Epidemiology (NCE) focuses primarily on epidemiologic and microbiological research and surveillance of infectious diseases, with a priority on vaccine-preventable diseases. The institute’s top priority is to maintain a high coverage rate in mandatory vaccination. The institute is made up of five divisions: Epidemiology, Quality Control of Immunobiological Products, Virology; Bacteriology, Mycology, Parasitology; and Typing. It is a body for the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and member of the Epidemiological Surveillance Component of the Community Network. 

In 2008, NCE modernized its IT system, greatly improving its efficiency in surveillance projects. During this time, the institute created its first BSL 3-4 laboratory. The institute also produces a weekly bulletin, Epinfo, which provides up-to-date information and data for a wide spectrum of health care workers. 

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Hungary Facts

POPULATION:

9,993,000

SIZE:

93,030 sq km

GDP (USD):

$140 billion

AVERAGE INCOME:

$18,210

LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH:

- Coronary Heart Disease
- Cancer
- Stroke
- Liver Disease
- Hypertension

INFANT MORTALITY:

5 deaths/1,000 live births

AVERAGE LIFE SPAN:

Male: 70 
Female: 78

 


Source: WHO, World Bank, World Health Rankings