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 are:
- Science and research
- Reference and methodological advice
- Expert opinions on health safety of various products (e.g., cosmetics, food supplements, items of daily use)
- Environmental monitoring
- Preparation of legislation in the field of health protection, including ensuring Czech legislation is in line with the norms of the European Union.