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National Prevention Programme to kick off in February 2014

'Health matters'. That’s the title of a new National Prevention Programme proposed by Health Minister Edith Schippers and State ...

News item | 11-10-2013 | 11:02

Cabinet approves long-term e-mental health funding

The cabinet has agreed to long-term funding of anonymous e-mental health, based on a proposal by the Minister of Health, Welfare ...

News item | 28-03-2013 | 16:15

First results of horsemeat investigation

The vast majority of the controls carried out by the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (Nederlandse Voedsel - en ...

News item | 25-02-2013 | 21:00

Major investigation into use and trade of horsemeat

The Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (Nederlandse Voedsel- en Warenautoriteit - NVWA) is conducting a major ...

News item | 14-02-2013 | 22:47

State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport: stepping up efforts to tackle female genital mutilation

Current efforts to tackle the practice of female genital mutilation, with effective information and the threat of severe ...

News item | 06-02-2013 | 00:00

The responsible use of medicines, setting policies for better and cost-effective healthcare

Minister Edith Schippers held a Ministers Summit on 3 October 2012 on The responsible use of medicines, setting policies for ...

News item | 03-10-2012 | 00:00

Schmallenberg virus now confirmed at 3 cattle farms, 88 sheep farms and 5 goat farms

Minister for Agriculture and Foreign Trade Henk Bleker has notified the House of Representatives that the Netherlands Food and ...

News item | 09-02-2012 | 15:39

State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport announces support for International Holocaust Memorial Day

State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport Marlies Veldhuijzen van Zanten has pledged to provide additional funding for the ...

News item | 06-02-2012 | 12:56

Ban on Khat

The drug Khat is to be banned in the Netherlands. The drug damages your health and results in social problems. Khat - fresh ...

News item | 10-01-2012 | 16:53

High-potency cannabis reclassified as hard drug

The government plans to place cannabis with a THC concentration of 15% or higher on the Opium Act’s Schedule I, making ...

News item | 12-10-2011 | 16:44