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

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European countries review progress and synergize efforts for control of vaccine-preventable diseases

Over 130 delegates from 47 Member States of the European Region gathered in Antwerp, Belgium, to discuss remaining barriers to full immunization in Europe and the actions needed to achieve regional goals, such as elimination of measles and rubella and maintenance of the Region's polio-free status.

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

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