The National Institute of Public Health
100 00, Praha 10
Phone: 00420 26708 1111
The National Institute of Public Health (NIPH) is a health care establishment for basic preventive disciplines - hygiene, epidemiology, microbiology and occupational medicine. Its main tasks are health promotion and protection, disease prevention and follow-up of environmental impact on the health status of the population.
The main activities of NIPH comprise science and research, reference and methodological advice, providing expert opinions on the health safety of various products (e. g. cosmetics, food supplements, items of daily use etc.), systematic monitoring of the environmental impact on population health in the Czech Republic, preparation of legislation in the field of health protection, including harmonization of Czech legislation with the norms of the European Union. In the field of health promotion and disease prevention, NIPH concentrates on the most important health problems – epidemiological surveillance of severe infections (AIDS, hepatitis, newly emerging and re-emerging infections) , and promotion of a healthy life style (prevention of cardiovascular diseases and tumors, healthy nutrition, drug abuse prevention).
The Institute plays an active role in pre- and postgraduate training of physicians and other health care workers and provides consultations to professionals working in the field