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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Member States to reflect on 10 years of progress in public health and set health priorities for Europe at RC69

On 16–19 September 2019, health ministers and high-level representatives of the 53 Member States of the WHO European Region, along with partner organizations and civil society, will gather for the 69th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe (RC69).

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 5E
Place Victor Horta, 40/10
Brussels 1060
Tel.: +32 2 506 46 61

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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