Who we are

The Institute for Public Health Curaçao (VIC) conducts research into health and healthcare. And offers independent and scientifically based information. For the development and evaluation of health policy.

Selection of our data

  • 99% of the population is insured for healthcare cost
  • 50% of the adults has used medication in the past 2 weeks
  • 54% 54% of the adults has visited a dentist in the past year
  • 13% healthcare expenditure in 2016 (in % of the GDP)

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Health, Lifestyle and use of Healthcare in the Poor Neighborhoods of Curaçao

The health, the lifestyle and the use of health care of the residents of the Poor Neighborhoods, areas where relatively many people live in poverty, is slightly less favorable than for the residents of Curaçao in total. However, four geographical clusters of poorer neighborhoods show big differences and each has their own specific points of attention (in Dutch).

Presentation VIC-reports on "Vierlandenoverleg"

During the four-country consultation on 22 June, VIC researcher Soraya Verstraeten presented the reports "Health Indicators 2018" and "the national health survey 2017" to the three ministers of health of Curaçao, Aruba, St. Maarten and the State Secretary of the Netherlands.