Quick Facts

  • Capital – Budapest
  • Official Language – Hungarian
  • Climate – Continental with hot summer and mildly cold winters
  • Population – 9,942,000
  • Divided into 19 counties.
  • Economy – largely dependant on foreign investment – Institutionally open economy in Central Europe and is part of the EU single market.
  • Major Religon – Catholic, Calvinist
  • Literacy rate – 98.9%
  • Current weather conditions –  www.weather.com
  • Tips for Travel in country – www.travel.state.gov
  • Currency exchange rates –  www.xe.com

 

Government in Power

A Democratic Parliamentary Republic

President – Janos Ader

Prime Minister – Victor Orban

Healthcare Statistics

  • Maternal mortality rate – 21/100,000
  • Infant mortality rate – 5.16/1000
  • Life expectancy – 75.24 years
  • Health expenditures – 7.3% GDP
  • Physician density ratio – 3.097/1000
  • Hospital density ratio – 7.1/1000
  • Infectious disease risk – Intermediate
  • Infectious diseases – bacterial diarrhea, Hep. A
  • Infectious diseae Updates:  http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.htm

 

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Flexibility, Adaptability, Patience and Enthusiasm   All of the above traits are very important on relief trips! I believe that each warrants a word when it comes to relief work. Flexibility – Be very flexible with your expectations. Despite a given itinerary, on some trips the plan changes as soon as you land. Timelines often fall apart […]

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