The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment has been promoting public health and safeguarding a healthy environment for more than 100 years. RIVMNational Institute for Public Health and the Environment has a central role in infectious disease control and national prevention and population screening programmes. We conduct independent (scientific) research in the field of Public Health, Health Services, Environmental Safety and Security.  In our role as trusted advisor, we support citizens, professionals and governments in the challenge of keeping the environment and ourselves healthy.