Robert Koch Award for Hospital Hygiene and Infection Prevention 2019

September 24, 2019
Lecture Hall Ruin of the Charité Berlin Museum of Medical History

Professor >>Alexander W. Friedrich, head of the Department of Medical Microbiology and Infection Prevention at the University Medical Center in Groningen (Netherlands) will be awarded the 2019 Robert Koch Foundation Award for Hospital Hygiene and Infection Prevention for his groundbreaking achievements in establishing prevention networks to fight multiresistant pathogens. “With Professor Alexander W. Friedrich, we are honoring an outstanding scientist who is particularly keen to promote international cooperation. His work has made a key contribution towards minimizing healthcare-associated infections and establishing new prevention concepts,” explained Jörg Hacker, Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Robert Koch Foundation and President of the German academy of natural scientists, the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina – Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften. The award, which is worth 50,000 euros, was presented on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 in the Lecture Hall Ruin of the Charité Berlin Museum of Medical History.

The Robert Koch Award for Hospital Hygiene and Infection Prevention is financially endowed by B. Braun Melsungen AG and BARMER.