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WHO-FIC network

Family of classifications

ICF: Classification of functioning, disability and health

ICF-CY: ICF for Children and Youth

ICD-10: Classification of diseases

ICD-O-3: Classification of diseases for oncology

ICPC-2: Classification of primary care

ICECI: Classification of external causes of injury

ISO9999: Classification of assistive products for persons with disabilities

ATC/DDD: Classification of therapeutic drugs

ICHI: Classification of health interventions

Health terminology

Frequently asked questions

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Welcome at the bilingual website of the WHO Collaborating Centre for the Family of International Classifications (FIC) in the Netherlands.

The Centre was instituted by WHO in 1989, and came under the RIVM Centre for Public Health Forecasting in 1998.

The Centre’s terms of reference relate on the one hand to the implementation and use of the FIC and related classifications in the Netherlands and on the other hand to their international update and revision, resulting from their use; see also the Centre's flyer. An overview in Dutch on utility, application and necessity of international classifications in the Netherlands has been reported in 2010 to the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, see also the English abstract.

This website is partly bilingual, partly monolingual, either in English or in Dutch, depending on intended user groups and availability of information in either one or both languages. The website is complementary to the classifications website of WHO:

ICF, ICD-10, ICPC-2 and CMSV are available online in Dutch in a Classification Browser

The Centre issues an international newsletter: Newsletter on the WHO-FIC and fulfills a co-ordinative and facilitating role for international classifications.

The team of the Centre consists of

  • Drs. Huib Ten Napel, who-fic[at]
  • Dr. Coen H. van Gool, who-fic[at]
  • Dr. Marijke W. de Kleijn-de Vrankrijker, senior advisor
  • Drs. Theo van Mens, senior advisor
  • Drs. Lany Slobbe


WHO-FIC Collaborating Centre
Department for Public Health Forecasting (cVTV)
National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM).
PO Box 1
3720 BA Bilthoven
the Netherlands

tel.: #31(0)30 274 2627 (secretariate), (0)30 274 8521,
fax: #31(0)30 274 4450

update July 2014

Available now: ICD-10 online Training Tool in Dutch


ICF Literature database


International classifications in the Netherlands: Utility, application and necessity (in Dutch only)


Latest Newsletter: June 2016


NACC 2010 ICF Conference (videocast): June 23rd and June 24th 2010


Canadian report on ICF Knowledge Sharing (2010)


APA and WHO develop an ICF manual for health professions: open for review