Dr. Beatrix Oroszi Tel 0036 1 4761208
Tel 0036 1 4761208
Beatrix is the head of Department of Public Health in the Office of the Chief Medical Officer in Hungary. Previously she worked in the National Centre for Epidemiology at the Department of Communicable Disease Epidemiology between 2008 and 2010 and in the Western-Transdanubian Regional Institute of National Public Health and Medical Officer’s Service between 2003 and 2008.
She graduated as a doctor of medicine and specialised in Preventive Medicine and Public Health in 2004 at Semmelweis University in Hungary. She became a Master of Science in Epidemiology in 2006 at the University of London and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Additionally she was awarded a Diploma of Health Services Management and Health Economics at University of Szeged in Hungary in 2000. She became a specialist in Public Administration in 2008. Currently she is doing her Master of Science in Health Policy, Planning and Financing at Eötvös Loránd University in Hungary.
Dr. Beatrix Oroszi
Dr. Judit Krisztina Horvath Tel 0036 1 4761208
Tel 0036 1 4761208
Krisztina works at the Office of the Chief Medical Officer in Hungary (since October 2012). Previously she has worked in the National Centre for Epidemiology at the Department of Communicable Disease Epidemiology since 2006.
She graduated as a doctor of medicine and specialised in Preventive Medicine and Public Health in 2009 at Semmelweis University in Hungary. She became a Master of Science in Epidemiology in 2011 at the University of London and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Dr. Judit Krisztina Horvath
Dr. Gabriella Ecsedi Tel 0036 1 4761311
Tel 0036 1 4761311
Gabriella holds a degree in law (2006) and also qualified as public health specialist (2012). She is currently working at the Office of the Chief Medical Officer in Hungary. She is a member of the Hungarian Society of Hygiene. She has been part of the e-Bug team since October 2012 and involved in the preparation works of the project's launch in Hungary, and in the translation of the website.
Dr. Gabriella Ecsedi
Annamária Ferenczi Tel 0036 1 4761100/1168 ext.
Tel 0036 1 4761100/1168 ext.
Annamaria works in the Department of Public Health at the Office of the Chief Medical Officer in Hungary. She holds a master's degree in health policy planning.Currently she is working toward her Master of Science in Survey Statistics at the Eötvös Loránd University in Hungary.
Péter Dancs Tel 0036 1 4761100/2224 ext.
Tel 0036 1 4761100/2224 ext.
Peter works in the Department of Public Health at the Office of the Chief Medical Officer in Hungary. He graduated in 2012 at the University of Debrecen as a public health expert. He holds a master's degree in health policy planning.
Dr. Gabor Ternak (from 2006 to 2010)
Disseminating information about the e-Bug project
As first step we have started to familiarize this new project in our country: in Oct 2012 and May 2013 we presented the project and the website to the public health (health development) professionals of the National Public Health and Medical Officers Service, of the Policy Administration Services of Public Health and of the Subregional Public Health Institute Services.
Establishment of the e-Bug network
The Office of the Chief Medical Officer (OCMO) introduced the use of e-Bug in Hungary as a useful tool in health development. At the end of the 1st half of the academic year 2013/2014 the OCMO established the e-Bug network by starting with recruitment of so-called e-Bug coordinators among public health (health development) professionals. The recruitment was done by contacting the county-based policy administration services of public health which coordinate and manage the professional activity of the subregional public health institutes, which are operating in their field of competence. All counties are represented in the e-Bug network altogether with 58 e-Bug coordinators.
The Ministry of Human Capacities and the Klebelsberg Institution Maintenance Centre supported the establishment of the e-Bug network.
Recruitment of schools
Schools were approached by e-Bug coordinators, who offered them the use of the e-Bug materials and provided them with professional assistance.
By the 2nd half of the academic year 2013/2014 finally 315 schools joined the e-Bug network. The communication between schools and e-Bug coordinators were maintained by altogether 304 e-Bug contacts who are teachers and school health visitors of the participating schools.
Monitoring of e-Bug activity
Based on the report of the e-Bug coordinators, in the 2nd half of the academic year 2013/2014 the number of school lessons using e-bug materials were 4 385 and the number of pupils reached through those lessons were 19 897.
Between 1st November 2013 and 7 October 2014, the number of visits of the e-Bug website from Hungary were 19 837 sessions, and the median of the average session durations was 14 minutes.
At the end of April 2014, the OCMO announced the national e-Bug competition among the students of the schools that joined the e-Bug network. The competition composed of a qualification and 3 consecutive rounds. The qualification was held at schools on 20 May 2014. The first round was held at the beginning of June 2014, from where 1-1 or 2-2 teams (according to the number of teams/county entered the competition) were qualified to the 2nd round. They had to prepare an original piece of art in relation to e-Bug: a poster in the 6-11 years and a video of 6 minutes in the 12-16 years old age group. The best 5 posters and best 5 videos qualified to the 3rd round. The selection was made by a jury of OCMO. The final round was held during the national e-Bug conference on 1st October 2014 to where the OCMO invited the members of the 5-5 best teams along with their teachers, and plus one team Special Prize Awarded due to their excellent movie making skills. The invitees were awarded a surprise afternoon program (visit of the Budapest Zoo). The best poster and video was chosen through voting by the audience of the conference.
The Hungarian version of Science Show posters have been made along with a document titled "Instructions to Science Show". The Science Show itself was held during a festival (dedicated for the start of the school term) held on 31 August 2014 in Budapest. The day was a great success (see at http://youtu.be/MZ4KJX3hG2U). We gave the opportunity for public health (health development) professionals to get to know the Science show during two other events: the 43rd annual conference of the Hungarian Society of Hygiene (25-26 Sept 2014) and the national e-Bug conference (1st Oct 2014).
Activities in Hungary
National Public Health and Medical Officer Service
The Hungarian contracting party to the e-Bug project is the Office of the Chief Medical Officer (OCMO). The chief medical officer is the professional leader of the institutional system of the public health: the national public health and medical officer services (NPHMOSs) at all levels, and the central professional and methodological public health institutes, inter alia the National Institute for Health Development, the National Centre for Epidemiology, the National Institute of Child Health.
Office of the Chief Medical Officer
The Office is managed by the Minister responsible for public health. The OCMO is the professional management organ for the national institutes; among others, it participates in elaborating the national public health programmes and manages, organizes, coordinates the execution of the regional and local tasks of the programmes.
Hungarian Society of Hygiene
Ministry of Human Capacities
Supporters of e-Bug
e-Bug publications include research documents, surveillance reports, publications and magazine articles.