From this Saturday, 42 nursing students of the haute école Louvain-Limbourg (UCLL - University College Louvain-Linburg) will carry out the vaccination of some 700 asylum seekers living in Houthalen-centrum - the centre of Houthalen-Helchteren (Limburg).
Toilets in shops, restaurants, cafes or other locations are more often available to passers-by in their hour of need in Wallonia than in Flanders. On the other hand, they tend to be cleaner in the north of the country.
Around fifty people in charge of psychotherapy institutions or training want to draw attention to the risks posed by a new law that regulates mental health treatment.
The “Coordination of NGOs for the Rights of the Child” (CNRC), which groups together 14 organisations actively campaigning for the rights of the child in French-speaking Belgium, published a comprehensive study around the consequences of the 2008 financial crisis on children in the south of the country on Tuesday.
Patient savings of some 13 milion euros have been made as a result of the campaign to “prescribe less expensive medicines”, stated the Minister for Public Health, Maggie De Block.
At a press conference in Brussels last week, Serendip unvealed their new developments for spa and wellness treatments in Brussels.
A team of scientists from the University of Hasselt and the Limbourg-Est medical centre (Genk) have perfected a new process allowing them to detect lung cancer in a blood sample.
A large part of the Belgian population (78%) feel in good health, a result above the European average. However nearly one in three of all health care quality indicators (34 out of 106) are negative, the KCE (the Centre Fédéral d'Expertise des Soins de Santé – which researches medical care…

The emergency services cannot speak Dutch

Sunday, 20 December 2015 22:39
Mayors Jan Spooren (Tervuren) and Dirk Brankaer (Overijse) complained on Saturday that Druivenstreek (South-East Brussels) residents who call the emergency services have to deal with people that don’t speak Dutch.
Workers who died after being exposed to asbestos on the Coverit industrial site in Harmignies (Hainaut) and the Eternit industrial site in Kapelle-op-den-Bos and Tisselt (Flemish Brabant) had their lives shortened by on average 20 years.