To achieve these goals, the Semmelweis Foundation collects membership fees, industrial sponsorships, private donations and research grants in order to finance its various activities. These are examples of its numerous activities:
Today’s multi-resistant pathogens are much more dangerous than child bed fever back at Semmelweis’ time. In November 2018 the ECDC reported 33,000 deaths directly attributed and around 150.000 deaths indirectly attributed to hospital acquired infections with multi-resistant bacteria in Europe. These are recurring numbers, so every single year we suffer from these casualties, of which a high number could be prevented with simple measures.