Hand Hygiene Day 2019 Czech Republic

This was the 5th time that the Hand Hygiene Day conference was organized. After Warsaw, Budapest, Ljubljana and Bucharest, to location was Prague, Czech Republic.

The savior of the mothers, Ignaz Semmelweis, the pioneer of hand hygiene and infection prevention, was born on 1 July 1818 in Hungary, Buda.

Prof. Didier Pittet

Swiss scientist, epidemiologist. He leads the infection prevention department and Patient Safety Center at the University Hospital in Geneva. Since 1992 he conducts researches in epidemiology and infection diseases.