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Questions to RIVM

The great diversity of our work brings a large number of people in contact with RIVM from time to time. In addition, RIVM is in the media regularly, which leads to frequent requests for information. All requests received via info@rivm.nl are registered.

In 2014, RIVM received a total of 5,645 information requests, of which 3,160 (56%) were from the general public, 4% less than in 2013. 

Most questions concerned infectious diseases. In total 1,468 questions (1,426 in 2013) of which, 662 were about the National Immunisation Programme. There were 981 questions about public health and health care. This is decrease of 28% compared to 2013 (1,354). Some 373 questions were received from the general public about environment and safety.

Questions from the general public

Topic

2013

2014

Infectious diseases

1426

1468

Public health and health care

1354

981

Environment and safety

480

373

Other questions

34

338

     

Total

3294

3160

Other channels

Information requests were also received via the social media, other e-mail addresses and directly to RIVM personnel. The overview of questions indicates that both professionals and the general public know how to contact RIVM.

 

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