RKI Brochure "Protecting Health – Assessing Risks": New, Updated Edition
The Robert Koch Institute is one of the most important institutions for health in Germany. As a central scientific institution of the federal government, it serves both to combat infectious diseases and to analyse long-term health-related trends in the population. The Robert Koch Institute combines research into health and illness issues with providing advice to health specialists and to policy makers. In its role as national institute for public health it exercises an important interface function for numerous international collaborations.
The brochure "Protecting Health – Assessing Risks. Who we are, what we look back on, what we do and will do" introduces the Robert Koch Institute and is aimed at readers without special medical knowledge. This is the fourth, updated edition.
The Robert Koch Institute is the public health institute in Germany. Around 1,080 people including 450 scientists work here. Learn more about the tasks and projects of the institute’s departments and units.
Detailed report on the health status of people in Germany, including recent data about the most frequent diseases and risk factors, health behaviour, prevention, and care.
Asylum seekers are generally susceptible to the same infectious diseases as the German-based population. For doctors, the Robert Koch Institute provides information e.g. about vaccinations in many different languages.
The EMERGE network aims to provide an efficient response to highly dangerous and emerging bacteria and viruses at EU level and abroad. The project is coordinated by the RKI.
The Robert Koch-Institute regularly conducts and publishes the "German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Adults", an on-going assessment and analysis of the health condition of the German adult population.
The Robert Koch Institute gives recommendations for doctors and public health experts dealing with Ebola virus disease (EVD). Key documents are also provided in English.