National Coordination Centre for Communicable Disease Control
The centre coordinates the control of infectious diseases and is responsible for rapid and efficient communication about outbreaks nationally and regionally throughout the Netherlands. In the event of an outbreak, the centre is responsible for the scientific advice on outbreak control measures to the government and for implementation by health professionals.
The centre contributes to setting up and maintaining the
professional network for the prevention of infectious diseases,
including expertise from the Community Health Services , care
institutions, primary healthcare and occupational healthcare
professionals. A key task is managing subsidies for infectious
disease prevention. In addition, the centre is responsible for the
medical aspects of the National Immunisation Programme, neonatal
screening and screening of pregnant women.