General project information

Last updated: 2022-09-28 09:02

Project name

Epidemiological surveillance of Monkey pox virus through molecular techniques

Project abbreviation


Project code


Primary organization that oversees implementation of project

  • Sciensano

Partner organization participating in project

  • Not available

Organisation that commissioned this project

  • National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (RIZIV-INAMI)

Organisation providing monetary or material support

  • National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (RIZIV-INAMI)

Brief project description

The monkeypox virus (monkeypox, MPX) is mainly found in countries in West and Central Africa. Since the beginning of May 2022, cases of monkeypox have also been identified in several countries.

The RIZIV/INAMI therefore provides an agreement for financing the detection of this virus in our country through recognized laboratories. The NIHDI pays attention to the transfer of epidemiological information, the quality of analyses, the performance of tests with an appropriate safety level and the speed of obtaining and forwarding the results. The agreement is concluded between the insurance committee of the RIZIV/INAMI, Sciensano and a recognized clinical laboratory.

A contracted lab can bill health insurance for the tests. The patient, on the other hand, pays nothing.

Regulatory framework of this project

Mandate Risk Outbreak Control Infectious Diseases

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