WHO-FIC Collaborating Centre

Welcome at the bilingual website of the WHO Collaborating Centre for the Family of International Classifications (FIC) in the Netherlands.The Centre was instituted by WHO in 1989, and came under the RIVM Centre for Public Health Forecasting in 1998.

The Centre’s terms of reference relate on the one hand to the implementation and use of the FIC and related classifications in the Netherlands and on the other hand to their international update and revision, resulting from their use; see also the Centre's flyer. An overview in Dutch on utility, application and necessity of international classifications in the Netherlands has been reported in 2010 to the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, see also the English abstract.

This website is partly bilingual, partly monolingual, either in English or in Dutch, depending on intended user groups and availability of information in either one or both languages. The website is complementary to the classifications website of WHO: www.who.int/classifications/en.

ICF, ICD-10, ICPC-2 and CMSV are available online in Dutch in a Classification Browser

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Download the latest WHO-FIC newsletter (2017-1), look up earlier issues, or receive a free digital subscription by sending an empty e-mail with "WHO-FIC Newsletter" in the subject line to: who-fic.newsletter@rivm.nl.


Coen H. van Gool, PhD
Huib Ten Napel, MA

Contact information


+31 30 - 274 2809 (Secr.)

+31 30 - 274 8521


+31 30 - 274 4450





Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu
Antonie van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
3721 MA Bilthoven
Please bring your ID to access the premisses


WHO-FIC Collaborating Centre
Department of Public Health Forecasting
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
P.O. Box 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven
The Netherlands