Entries by Matchfire

Heeding lessons of hygiene health from a remarkable 19th century Hungarian physician

The reviews are glowing for “Dr. Semmelweis,” a play about a remarkable 19thcentury Hungarian physician who is now considered a giant in hygiene health. His insistence on requiring hand disinfection in obstetrical clinics led to dramatic decreases in mortality from puerperal fever—also known as childbed fever—among mothers giving birth.   The play, at London’s Harold […]

RGHI hosts ICA Grant information session and Q&A

The Reckitt Global Hygiene Institute hosted an information session and live Q&A on its International Collaboration Award (ICA) grant on 29th March 2023. The ICA grant will support research institutions to work in partnership to develop innovative solutions to improve hygiene practices. The aim of the ICA is to support equitable research partnerships that produce new […]

Health for all remains a pipedream without hygiene

The 2023 theme for the World Health Organization’s World Health Day on April 7th was “achieving health for all.” The United Nations agency, along with the Pan American Health Organization, took the day to look back at public health successes that have improved quality of life since the WHO’s inception 75 years ago. Whilst there […]