In our first Semmelweis Talk „Humor as Success Factor in Hospital Hygiene“ Monica Culen (Red Noses) and Didier Pittet (WHO) gave interesting insights in their work.
For this year’s World Hand Hygiene Day, we were particularly pleased to cooperate with the Red Noses Clowndoctors, who spread our message in a humorous way in hospitals.
When we founded the Semmelweis Foundation in 2012 out of a private commitment, who would have thought that it would one day become a recognized association, with partners and collaborations throughout the entire CEE region. Much has already happened since our foundation, but further efforts are still needed to achieve our ambitious goals in the future.
The knee-jerk reaction to reject new evidence because it contradicts established beliefs is named after Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis (1818-1865). The physician discovered a visionary way to save countless lives – only to have his own life destroyed when his theories were ridiculed. Imagine the Viennese general hospital in the 1840s: The biggest medical institution in […]