Semmelweis Talk

Review: Our 2nd Semmelweis Talk about HHEA

„Learning from the Best“ has been the motto for the 2nd Semmelweis Talk that took place on 28th of June 2022.
Representatives from Villach (Austria), Ms Elke Schindler, and Pula (Croatia), Ms Martina Močenić, shared insights into their journey as award winners.

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Review: Our 1st Semmelweis Talk about Humor

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.

Rote Nasen

Semmelweis and RED NOSES Cooperation

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.

We may introduce: Our Secretary General Johannes Culen

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.

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Semmelweis Talk 2022

Semmelweis Reflex

The Semmelweis Reflex: When beliefs trump facts

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 […]