Topical Issues

May 9, 2019

Focus on: Health & Safety at Work

May 3, 2019

World Hand Hygiene Day – Clean Your Hands and Save Lives

World Hand Hygiene Day, which is marked on 5 May globally, emphasises the importance of hand hygiene in health care to prevent infections including sepsis. According to WHO EMRO region the slogan of this year’s campaign is “It’s in your hands – prevent sepsis in health care”, which illustrates the important relationship between good infection prevention and control practices, such as washing your hands, and preventing sepsis. This World Hand Hygiene Day the NIOH, a WHO Collaborating Centre,  encourages all to be […]
April 25, 2019

World Day for Safety and Health at Work – 28 April 2019

April 19, 2019

World Allergy Week 22-28 April 2019

March 24, 2019

World TB Day 2019 – “It’s Time”

Each year on 24 March, the world observes World TB Day. This important international day intends to raise public awareness that tuberculosis remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of nearly one-and-a-half million people each year, mostly in developing countries. In 1882 Dr Robert Koch made the principal discovery of the tubercule bacillus, which was a major event in the history of medicine and essentially a turning point in our understanding and conquest of that deadly […]