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Scientific Institute of Public Health


General manager

Johan Peeters



    • scientific research in view of support of health policy
    • providing expertise and public service in the field of public health
    • representation of Belgium at the level of the European Union and some international organisations e.g. the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the Council of Europe (whenever scientific and/or technical aspect of public health are involved)




    • Surveillance of communicable diseases
    • Surveillance of non-communicable diseases
    • Verification of federal product norms (e.g. food, pharmaceuticals, vaccines)
    • Risk assessment (e.g. chemical products, genetically modified organisms (GMO's)
    • Environment and health
    • Management of biological resources (collections of strains of microorganisms)


 Operational Directorate

    • Public health and surveillance
    • Communicable and infectious diseases
    • Food, medicines and consumer safety
    • Expertise, service provision and customer relations 



Juliette Wytsmanstreet 14
1050 Brussels

Phone: + 32 (0)2 642 51 11
Fax: +32 (0)2 642 50 01



Federal Public Service (FPS) Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment
Eurostation II
Place Victor Horta, 40 box 10
1060 Brussels

Contact Center: +32 (0)2 524.97.97 (on working days between 8-12 a.m. | 1-4 p.m.)

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Published on 24/06/2013 – Page last updated on 24/06/2013