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The health status of the Hungarians ranks among the worst in comparison with both the EU average and our regional competitors. Life expectancy at birth is 76 years in Hungary, the fifth- lowest value in the European Union, lagging nearly five years behind the average of the EU member states. A well-functioning public health system could save as many as 23,000 lives each year.

Healthcare is not synonymous with patient care. Ensuring that fewer people develop health conditions in the first place is both more effective and cheaper than managing the burdens associated with treating health conditions. Individual health is influenced by a wide variety of social factors. That is why reducing poverty is the most effective type of public health intervention. Also we need a public health system that tackles the social causes underlying health conditions with focus on prevention and health development.


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