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 (0)77 465 67 67.

Spokespersons for Hugo de Jonge, Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport

Daphne Kerremans

M: +31 (0)6 11 53 74 90
E: da.kerremans@minvws.nl

  • Disability care
  • Labour market policy
  • Personal budget (PGB)
  • UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

Axel Dees

M: +31 (0)6 15 94 37 88
E: aj.dees@minvws.nl

  • Elderly care
  • Social support
  • Medical ethical issues
  • Home-based nursing care

Tom Kummel

M: +31 (0)6 52 64 18 73
E: tb.kummel@minvws.nl

  • Youth policy, the Youth Act and youth healthcare
  • Domestic violence and child abuse

Martijn Janssen

M: +31 (0)6 11 37 61 21
E: martijn.janssen@minvws.nl

Spokespersons for Minister Bruno Bruins

Inge Freriksen

T: +31 (0)70 340 65 62
M: +31 (0)6 15 36 93 50
E: i.freriksen@minvws.nl

  • Curative care
  • Patients’ rights
  • Healthcare system
  • Legal cannabis cultivation experiment

Marcel van Beusekom

T: +31 (0)6 30 73 71 10
E: m.v.beusekom@minvws.nl

  • Pharmaceuticals, medical devices and medical technology
  • Health insurance
  • Macro-economic issues

Karim Mostafi

M: +31 (0)6 15 68 38 22
E: k.mostafi@minvws.nl

  • Control of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance
  • Food safety and product safety
  • Administrative burdens
  • Health protection
  • Recreational drugs (cannabis)
  • Labour market policy and training

Tom Elbersen

T: +31 (0)70 340 56 76
M: +31 (0)6 11 87 63 63
E: t.elbersen@minvws.nl

  • eHealth
  • Organ donation
  • Sport

Spokespersons for Paul Blokhuis, State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport

Ruben van Dorssen

T: +31 (0)70 340 53 87
M: +31 (0)6 15 03 50 04
E: ruben.vandorssen@minvws.nl

  • Prevention
  • Health promotion (lifestyle)
  • Community service

Leonne Gartz

T: +31 (0)70 340 59 37
M: +31 (0)6 15 08 49 12
E: l.gartz@minvws.nl

  • Mental healthcare
  • War victims and former members of the resistance
  • Ministry affairs relating to Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba

Emilie Westerouen van Meeteren

M: +31 (0)6 11 91 97 81
E: emilie.wvm@minvws.nl

  • Community shelter and assisted living
  • Recreational drugs (except cannabis)

Tom Wisseborn

M: +31 (0)6 11 78 43 62
E: tr.wisseborn@minvws.nl