The centre analyses and monitors the occurrence and trends in infectious diseases in the Netherlands and carries out studies on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of measures to control such diseases.

The centre studies trends and risks (disease surveillance) and carries out epidemiological analyses of the effectiveness of National Immunisation Programmes, and of the control of  sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV, hospital-acquired infections, antimicrobial resistance, respiratory infections, gastroenteritis and zoonoses. These activities are supported by high-level methodological expertise and experience in surveillance, biostatistics and mathematical modelling.

Head of centre:  S. (Susan) van den Hof

Key expertise

  • National Immunisation Programme
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Hospital-acquired infections
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Zoonoses
  • Respiratory infections
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Mathematical modelling of infectious diseases
  • Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness studies