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Scientific Institute of Public Health

The scientific Institute of Public Health (known as WIV-ISP) provides support for public health policy through scientific research, expert opinions and divisional tasks.

On the basis of scientific research, WIV-ISP formulates recommendations and solutions in respect of priorities for a proactive health policy at the Belgian, European and international levels.

WIV-ISP assesses the status of health and health indicators on the basis of scientific methods which it approves develops and analyses within a certified quality  framework.


On the 1st of April 2018, the ISP (Scientific Institute of Public Health) has become, after fusion with the CODA-CERVA (Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre), Sciensano.