Belgium

Belgium is situated in the west of Europe and shares borders with the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany and France. Belgium has one of the highest population densities in Europe. It is a federal state with a parliamentary democracy and has three levels of government – the federal government, the federated entities and the local governments. The Belgian health system is based on the principle of social insurance characterized by solidarity between the rich and poor, healthy and sick people and with no selection of risk. Source: Health Systems in Transition (HiT) Belgium

WHO Representation to the European Union

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Official from the Belgian Federal Ministry of Public Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment visits WHO/Europe

On 9 October 2017 Mr Tom Auwers, President of the Board of Directors, Belgian Federal Ministry of Public Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment, made his first visit to the WHO Regional Office for Europe in Copenhagen.

WHO/Europe offices

WHO European Centre for Health Policy
Place Victor Horta 40/10
Brussels B-1060
Tel.: +32 2 524 9242, +32 2 524 9240

WHO Office at the European Union
Eurostation
Place Victor Horta, 40/10
For post or deliveries: Rue de l'Instruction 154, 1070 Anderlecht, Belgium
Brussels 1060
Tel.: +32 2 506 46 60
Fax: +32 2 506 46 66

Ministry of health

Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment
Eurostation II
Place Victor Horta, 40, bte 10
Brussels B-1060
Tel.: +32 2 220 20 11
Fax: +32 2 220 20 67
https://www.health.belgium.be/en/about-fps

Data and statistics

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Estimated life expectancy. (World Health Report) (as of 2009)

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