Ignaz Semmelweis - Pioneer and Visionary in Medicine

Unveiling of Ignaz Semmelweis statue in Györ

The Semmelweis foundation is an open, international, independent and non-profit organisation that informs the public and health care professionals in Europe about important aspects of hospital hygiene and patient safety. The fact, that around 150.000 annual deaths (ECDC data) are attributed directly or indirectly to Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) in Europe, demonstrates the important role of initiatives that bring health care professionals together.