Organisation & History
The foundation was initiated 2012 in Vienna/Austria by a group of engaged private people, and meanwhile operates across the borders to address relevant health care topics in the EU. The Foundation is named after the famous Hungarian physician Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis, who suggested lack of hygiene of doctors and staff to be the main reason for childbed fever. He tried to introduce hygiene protocols and with his famous study of 1847/48 he is seen as the father of evidence based medicine.
Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis Foundation
President: Dr. Bernhard Küenburg
Vice President: Mag. Kurt Plattner
Financial manager: Mag. Stefan Tögl
Secretary: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Woloszczuk