HAVNET is a global network of scientists working in hepatitis A reference laboratories. The network shares molecular and epidemiological data on hepatitis A.

  • Health study infectious diseases BES islands

    Is the population of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba adequately protected against infectious diseases such as measles and polio? How often does dengue fever strike? What are personal living conditions like and what sort of chronic diseases (e.g. diabetes) occur? In order to answer these and other questions, the Health Study will be carried out in May and June 2017. The results of this study could help to prevent and combat these diseases even more effectively in the future.

  • Healthy City

    Within the RIVM's Healthy Urban Living programme, knowledge about healthy living in a healthy environment is used for practical solutions .
    The goal of this study is to provide insight into the concept of a healthy city and the healthy city approach.

  • Heel prick

    In the first week after birth, children are tested for congenital disorders. This is done by drawing some blood from the child’s heel. This test is known as the heel prick (hielprik).

  • Hepatitis A

    Hepatitis A is an acute liver disease caused by Hepatitis A virus.

  • HPV vaccination

    Cervical cancer is always caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). There are many variants of this virus. The HPV vaccine protects against the two variants that together are accountable for 70% of all cases of cervical cancer.

  • Hydrofluorocarbons

    HFCs are potent greenhouse gases, the use of which is growing rapidly. They are used as replacements for ozone-depleting substances (CFCs and HCFCs) in refrigerators, air conditioners and insulation materials. RIVM assesses their contribution to the greenhouse effect, both now and for the future. RIVM also advises several governments on HFC emission reduction measures. RIVM conducts research in collaboration with various American institutes.

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