Infectious Diseases


The Infection Diseases programme focuses on reducing infectious diseases and promoting patient safety for all residents in the border region between the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany (the border region). For instance, attention is being paid to (multi)resistant pathogens such as:

  • the so-called hospital bacteria;
  • hygienic measures;
  • protocols for patient safety.


Examples of this programme's activities are:

  • developing a cross-border network of expertise;
  • research into preventing MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and other infectious diseases;
  • developing the ‘Patient Safety Quality Seal (Hygiene and Prevention of Infections) for hospitals, nursing homes and rehabilitation centres.



Conference euPrevent COVID-19

December 16, 2021


Official award of the third euPrevent hospital seal

June 26, 2017

Congres 'Patiëntveiligheid in de EMR'

November 25, 2014


February 9, 2021

‘Beyond Borders: Breakfast Debate’ on Public service delivery and cooperation during the COVID-19 pandemic

December 19, 2020

Assignment 'Corona research in the border region of North Rhine-Westphalia-Netherlands'

October 5, 2020

COVID-19: A new series of COVIDnars by WHO RHN