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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Belgian Minister of Health visits WHO/Europe

Dr Maggie De Block, Minister of Social Affairs and Public Health of Belgium, made an official visit to WHO/Europe on 2 March 2015. The visit was organized to discuss the continuing exchange of technical information and collaboration between Belgium and WHO in coming years, and how WHO/Europe could assist the new Minister at national level.

WHO/Europe offices

WHO Office at the European Union
UN House
14, rue Montoyer
Brussels B-1000
Tel.: +32 2 506 4661, +32492739521

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

Ministry of health

FPS 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

Data and statistics


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

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