As of 1 January 2020, Bart-Jan Kullberg, theme Infectious Diseases, has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Health Council of the Netherlands.
The Health Council is the highest independent scientific advisory body to the Minister of Health, with the legal task to advise ministers and Parliament in the field of public health and health/healthcare research.The Council charts – both solicited and unsolicited – the latest scientific knowledge, and compares the various options for efficiently improving public health.
Bart-Jan has been involved with the Health Council since 2011, as a member of several scientific advisory committees, and as a member of the central advisory committee on Health Care.The chairpersonship is an independent, part-time function, and Bart-Jan remains active as a PI and professor of internal medicine and infectious diseases at Radboudumc.
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