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