For more than 100 years, RIVMNational Institute for Public Health and the Environment has been promoting public health and safeguarding a healthy and safe environment. We have a central role in infectious disease control, national prevention and population screening programmes and monitoring our population’s health and the state of our environment. We support citizens, professionals and national and local authorities in the challenge of keeping ourselves and our environment healthy, safe and sustainable. Our ambition is to be a trusted advisor using independent research as the basis for our advisory work. Below we present some of the global challenges we work on and elaborate on our tasks and international activities. 

Highlighted themes

Healthy living environment

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Healthy living environment

Food and Nutrition

Safe, healthy and sustainable food

Antibiotic resistance

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Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

Population screening programmes

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Population Screening programmes

Circular economy

Circular Economy

Immunisation and vaccination

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Immunisation and vaccination

What we do

International collaboration

International collaboration

National tasks and activities

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National tasks and activities

International projects and networks

International projects and networks