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.

Head of centre:  T. (Tjalling) Leenstra

Key expertise

  • Prevention and control of infectious disease outbreaks
  • Developing guidelines on infectious disease prevention
  • Strengthening the disease control network