We have to go to zero, zero point zero zero… !

Do you have an idea, who is the author of this phrase? Exactly! It’s none other than our name giver Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis (quoted by Didier Pittet). The President of the Semmelweis Foundation, Dr. Bernhard Küenburg has collected some really catchy quotations and statements from two days of exciting lectures and discussions at the Conference […]

Infection prevention society: Its #One-IPS initiative and 10th birthday

In some weeks the infection prevention society (IPS) is celebrating its 10th birthday (June). On the occasion of this anniversary we already beforehand interviewed president Dr. Neil Wigglesworth regarding the society and the #One-IPS initiative. Mr. Wigglesworth, could you describe the #One-IPS initiative? #One_IPS is intended to emphasise the enormous value of networking and sharing […]

Great Semmelweis CEE Conference 2017, and Prof. Didier Pittet is now honorary president of the Semmelweis Foundation

Thanks all speakers, attendees & live tweeters for participating at the second Semmelweis CEE Conference in Budapest. Photos, Videos and other Informations are now available on our site under Conference Review

Hospitals in most CEE countries have a huge budget pressure

In view of increasing nosocomial infections and costs for the national economies, infection prevention is becoming more important. What are the challenges to perform a good disinfection management? We asked Dr. Heide Niesalla, Head of BODE SCIENCE CENTER, founded in 2011 by The HARTMANN GROUP – one of the leading European providers of medical and […]

HAI in CEE countries: Sometimes there is a time distance of some twenty and more years!

She is one of the persons who know well the hospital hygiene situation in CEE countries: Dr. Biljana Cerevic, hospital epidemiologist at Clinical Center of Serbia,  was asked by Carola Timmel about the challenges in the field of HAI, her work at IFIC and her opinion in relation to the Semmelweis Initiative. Mrs. Carevic, you […]