Didier Pittet

Robert Koch Award for Hospital Hygiene and Infection Prevention 2017

For his ground-breaking achievements in the promotion of better hand hygiene to prevent nosocomial infections, Swiss medical expert Professor Didier Pittet was today awarded the Robert Koch Foundation Award for Hospital Hygiene and Infection Prevention 2017. Following Professor Helge Karch (Münster) and Professor Petra Gastmeier (Berlin), Pittet, who heads the department for hospital hygiene at the Geneva University Hospitals and is lead advisor of the WHO “Clean Care is Safer Care” program, is the third award-winner of the prize, which was created in 2013, and which is worth 50,000 euros.“

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