Congratulations from Didier Pittet to the actual Hand Hygiene Excellence Award winner

Dr. Michael Borg´s team from the Mater Dei Hospital in Malta has just been given the Hand Hygiene Excellence Award 2015 by the University of Geneva Hospitals WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety. The infection control unit-team slashed a superbug problem through strict hygiene campaign. The background oft he success-story in short: because of extensive […]

It´s okay to ask?

Can we all get even better in our Hand Hygiene Compliance? This was the title of an investigation, presented on May, 5 on the occasion of the National Infection Conference in Malta. With Noel Abela, MSc Infection Control and Public Health from the Mater Dei Hospital in Malta  spoke Carola Timmel. Mr. Abela, one week ago […]

Message from Professor Didier Pittet, supporter of the Semmelweis Foundation, on the occation of May, 5 (hand hygiene day)

Dear friends, dear colleagues, dear participants to the Semmelweis conference last March in Vienna, The world Health Organization (WHO) Hand Hygiene day on the 5th of May is approaching. However, this year is different. 2015 is the 10th anniversary of the WHO Clean Care is Safe Care program and we would like you to help […]

Conclusio of the first Semmelweis CEE Conference on Hospital Hygiene and Patient Safety: There is much to do!

“We learn more from non success-stories”, said Pamela Rendi-Wagner (Austrian Ministry of Health) in view of the failures in terms of hospital hygiene during the last decades. This statement was one of many important statements and ideas expressed on the first Semmelweis CEE Conference on Hospital Hygiene and Patient Safety (3rd and 4th March) in […]