Information for the press

The contact details below for the press officers at the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport are intended for members of the media only. If you are not a journalist, please use the contact form or phone 1400 (Monday to Friday, 8.00 to 20.00). If you are calling from outside the Netherlands, please dial +31 70 214 02 14.

Contact details for questions about the coronavirus (press only)

Contact details for questions about COVID-19 are given by topic, below. Outside office hours, spokespersons are available for urgent questions only. Please note that spokespersons can be out of office during the summer holidays. Their out of office period can be found below. You can also email your questions to: perscoronavirus@minvws.nl. Your questions will be dealt with during office hours.

You might find answers to your questions also in: Coronavirus COVID-19
 

Topics dealt with by other public bodies

Because of the high pressure of work, we do not answer questions on topics that fall under the remit of other public bodies. These topics and the organisations responsible are:

Spokespersons for Ernst Kuipers, Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport

Axel Dees

+31 6 15 94 37 88
aj.dees@minvws.nl

  • Corona:
    • General measures against Covid-19
    • Curative care
  • Medical ethical issues

Rinske Wieman

+31 6 27 06 04 70
r.wieman@minvws.nl

  • Corona:
    • Vaccine strategy

Bart Vis

+31 6 55 21 46 36
l.vis@minvws.nl

  • Corona:
    • Testing
    • CoronaCheck-app
    • Quarantine

Karim Mostafi

+31 6 15 68 38 22
 k.mostafi@minvws.nl

  • Corona
    • Pandemic Preparedness
  • Health insurance
  • Control of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance

Joeke Kootstra

+31 6 21 17 41 69
jg.kootstra@minvws.nl

  • Corona
    • Long-Covid
  • E-Health and ICT in healthcare
  • Data exchange policies in healthcare

Jona Bootsma

+31 6 21 10 19 39
jg.bootsma@minvws.nl

    Interview requests for Minister Kuipers
  • Corona: Innovative treatments
  • Drugs
  • Sustainability and healthcare

Spokespersons for Conny Helder, Minister for Health, Welfare and Sport

Tom Elbersen

+31 6 11 87 63 63
t.elbersen@minvws.nl

  • Local care
  • Care for people with disabilities
  • Sport

Annerijn Vink

+31 6 25 29 04 52
jc.vink@minvws.nl

  • Elderly care
  • Healthcare job market policies
  • Organizability and regionalization of healthcare

Mischa Stubenitsky

+31 6 24 51 23 63
mischastub@minvws.nl

  • Mental health care

Frerick Althof

+31 6 21 14 56 05
fl.althof@minvws.nl

  • Personal budget (PGB)
  • Reducing regulatory pressure in health care

Spokespersons for Maarten van Ooijen, State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport

Ruben van Dorssen

+31 6 15 03 50 04
ruben.vandorssen@minvws.nl

  • Prevention
  • Health promotion (lifestyle)
  • Community service
  • Corporate accounts of the Ministry

Emilie Westerouen van Meeteren

+31 6 11 91 97 81
emilie.wvm@minvws.nl

  • Programme for homeless youth
  • Youth policy and youth law
  • Healthcare policies in the Caribbean Netherlands

Mischa Stubenitsky

+31 6 24 51 23 63
mischastub@minvws.nl

  • Informal care policies
  • Social shelter policies
  • War victims and resistance participants

Job Holzhauer

+31 6 25 68 81 84
j.holzhauer@minvws.nl

  • Interview requests for State Secretary Maarten van Ooijen