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European Antibiotic Awareness Day: This year we focus on prescribing habits!

The European Antibiotic Awareness Day is taking place today – November, 18. Aim of this initiative is, to make the people aware of Antibiotic Resistance and its negative effects. With DDr. Reinhild Strauss from the Austrian ministry of health spoke Carola Timmel. The European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) is an initiative of the European Centre […]

First International Patient Safety Day: “We want to create awareness for preventable risks”

“It´s high time for an International Patient Safety Day”, thought the relevant institutions of the three countries Austria, Switzerland and Germany – and initiated one. The purpose is to signalize that patient safety takes a key role in medical care. We spoke with one of the initiators, Dr. Brititte Ettl, President of the Platform for […]

MRSA: “Celebrating live” for famous musician Ingrid Sertso

The famous jazz singer Ingrid Sertso survived MRSA-Infection. Her story shows us, that the possibility to get infected in hospitals is extremely high. On September 28 there will be a concert in New York to celebrate her comeback and to be able to cover a part of the expenses that were arising in connection with […]

More primary health care centres could reduce infections

The head of the regional health insurance company “Wiener Gebietskrankenkasse” (WGKK), Ingrid Reischl, recently requested more primary health care centres (currently exists only one), which should relieve hospitals. One of the many advantages of the centres would be the lower risk to get infected with dangerous germs. Mrs. Reischl, until the end of 2016 one […]

Why are 162 deaths less interesting than 2.400 deaths?

162 deaths between 1 January and 31 May 2015 – this was communicating the Federal Ministry of the Interior today (1 June) via Austria Press Agency (APA). Without a doubt: 162 deaths are too much. But why nobody is shocked by the 2.400 people who die each year in Austria due to nosocomial infections? Like […]

WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan

7 April – WHO dedicates its 2015 World Health Day to food safety

Food safety is a hidden and often overlooked problem. For these reasons, the WHO is dedicating its 2015 World Health Day to food safety. In this regard Austria is one of the safest countries in the world. Yet about 0,4 percent of the food samples are harmful to health. Everyone needs food, and food must […]