Vision & Mission

Todays multi resistant bugs are much more dangerous enemies than child bed fever back at Semmelweis’ time. The Semmelweis Foundation wants to contribute to reduce antimicrobial resistances and increase the hygiene level in health care institutions in order to save lives by increasing the public awareness and creating political pressure through information and initiatives on different levels.

Sharing best practice examples and learning from each other we see as the most important elements in the course of our activities. We want to encourage patients, health care professionals and political decision makers to address neglected health care problems and not allow the Semmelweis reflex to happen again.

„Welcome to the Semmelweis foundation and its newly designed homepage!“

„With the Semmelweis CEE-Conference on Hospital Hygiene and Patient Safety we will increase the necessary awareness at a political level for the prevention of nosocomial infections.“