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

Citizens’ Summits on experience during Corona time

May 8, 2021

Official award of the third euPrevent hospital seal

June 26, 2017


June 27, 2024

Vaccination: A Pathway to Better Health in a Changing World

April 4, 2024

ZonMw project GRENSimpact launched

March 7, 2024

Advancing Cross-Border Collaboration: Infectious Diseases in Focus