Belgium

Scientific Institute of Public Health

(Institut Scientifique de Santé Publique)

Tel: +32 2 642 51 11

Rue Juliette Wytsmanstreet 14

B-1050

Brussels, Belgium

Myriam Sneyers - Director 

Institute Profile

The Scientific Institute of Public Health (IPH) provides scientific research to support health policy as well as expertise and public service in the field of public health. A public service of the federal government, IPH has more than 500 staff, one third of whom are scientific personnel.


The main activities of the IPH include surveillance of communicable and non-communicable diseases; verification of federal product norms (e.g. food, pharmaceuticals, vaccines); risk assessment (e.g. chemical products, genetically modified organisms); environment and health; and management of biological resources (collections of strains of microorganisms).

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POPULATION:

10,647,000

SIZE:

30,528 sq km

GDP (USD):

$511.5 billion

AVERAGE INCOME:

$35,380

LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH:

  • Cancers
  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • Lung Disease
  • Influenza and Pneumonia

INFANT MORTALITY:

4 deaths/1,000 live births

AVERAGE LIFE SPAN:

Male: 77
Female: 83

 


Source: WHO, World Bank, World Health Rankings