PROJECTS

Programs and projects

In our rapidly changing world, infectious diseases, old and new, have an ever greater impact on our society. The rapid spread of infectious diseases is seen as a serious threat to the modern world in which we live. We find solutions to combat these diseases in modern technical innovations. Consider the development of new, safe and effective vaccines. But prevention is and will remain of vital importance to prevent the further spread of infectious diseases – especially for vulnerable groups such as children and the elderly. Public information and education are the cornerstone for this.

Allemaal beestjes
Viruskenner
Hygiene helpt
Research

Communication and Education Programs

Cirion develops and implements communication and education programs that contribute to the prevention of infectious diseases. Our main programs are now the education module for general practitioners ‘All Bugs’ (Allemaal Beestjes) and the youth program ‘Viruskenner’.

Viruskenner website
Hygiene helpt website

Research

Cirion foundation wants to play an important facilitating role in setting up and conducting research into infectious diseases, especially at times when rapid action is needed, in emerging situations, as a result of an outbreak. We do this in the Netherlands, but especially also in our partner countries outside Europe (Surinam, Indonesia). These are countries where research resources may be limited. In the event of an outbreak of an infectious disease (think Ebola, Zika, yellow fever), Cirion can facilitate important first steps that must be taken quickly. We do this by making the first funds available or by guaranteeing the first investments that are necessary. We would like to continue to play this facilitating role in the coming years, where necessary and where possible.
Cirion wants to be a sounding board and source of inspiration for a new generation of researchers. We want to inspire them to adopt a socially engaged attitude, necessary to initiate new developments and new research.

Cirion has a broadly composed Advisory Board that thinks creatively with young doctors and researchers. We aim to make the development of knowledge about infections and antiviruses as contagious as possible.

Cirion has a broadly composed Advisory Board that thinks creatively with young doctors and researchers. We aim to make the development of knowledge about infections and antiviruses as contagious as possible.