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.

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

Tom Elbersen

M: +31 (0)6 11 87 63 63
E: t.elbersen@minvws.nl

  • Sport
  • Integral Healthcare Agreement (IZA)
  • Post-phase Covid-19

Eveline Petit (absent on Wednesdays)

M: +31 (0)6 29 24 78 46
E: ew.petit@minvws.nl

  • Medical specialist care
  • Paramedical care
  • Oral care
  • Medical-ethical issues
  •  The Health and Youth Care Inspectorate (IGJ)
  • Integral Healthcare Agreement (IZA)
  • COVID

Karim Mostafi (absent on Fridays)

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

  • Medicines
  • Infectious Disease Control
  • Health insurance
  • Health care allowance and package management
  • Medical instruments
  • Pandemic preparedness

Joeke Kootstra

M: +31 (0)6 21 17 41 69
E: jg.kootstra@minvws.nl

  • Emergency care
  • General practitioner care
  • Labourcare
  • Post-covid
  • Population Surveys
  • Knowledge and information infrastructure
  • Specialist medical education
  • E-health and innovation
  • Health protection
    • Food and product safety
    • Supervision Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA)

Roos Schelberg

M: +31 (0)6 15 03 82 24
E: rm.schelberg@minvws.nl

  • Drugs
    • Opium law
    • Controlled cannabis supply chain experiment
  • Sustainability in health care

Mischa Stubenitsky

M: +31 (0)6 24 51 23 63
E: mischastub@minvws.nl

  • GGZ
  • Healthcare workers
  • Healthcare workers suffering from long covid
  •  (Dis)arrange healthcare
  • Lawful care and good governance

Job Holzhauer

M: +31 (0)6 25 68 81 84
E: j.holzhauer@minvws.nl

  • Elderly care and local care
  • Care for people with disabilities
  • Personal budget (PGB)

Vera van Aller

M: +31 (0)6 11797064
E: ve.v.aller@minvws.nl 

  • Interview requests for minister Helder

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

Ruben van Dorssen

M: +31 (0)6 15 03 50 04
E: ruben.vandorssen@minvws.nl

  • Prevention and health promotion (lifestyle)GGD in municipal domain
  • Youth healthcareCommunity service
  • Corporate accounts of the Ministry

Emilie Westerouen van Meeteren

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

  • Youth policy 
  • Youth law
  • Mental Health
  • Healthcare policies in the Caribbean Netherlands

Mischa Stubenitsky

M: +31 (0)6 24 51 23 63
E: mischastub@minvws.nl

  • War victims and resistance participants

Tim Bennebroek (absent on Tuesdays) 

M: +31 (0)6 44 93 65 66
E: tg.bennebroek@minvws.nl

  • Drugs (prevention and monitoring)
  • Social Support Act (Wmo) and informal care
  • Social shelter and sheltered housing

Susan Schoenmakers

M: +31 (0)6 25 41 32 82
E: sh.schoenmakers@minvws.nl

  • Interview requests for State Secretary Maarten van Ooijen

Corporate spokespersons

Ruben van Dorssen

M: +31 (0)6 15 03 50 04
E: ruben.vandorssen@minvws.nl

Tim Bennebroek (absent on Tuesdays)

M: +31 (0)6 44 93 65 66
E: tg.bennebroek@minvws.nl