Maggie De Block - Minister for Social Affairs and Public Health, Belgian Government
Biography of the speaker:
Dr De Block holds a Master in Medicines, Surgery and Obstetrics of the Free University of Brussels and is an accredited general practitioner since 1991. She started her career in Belgian politics in 1999 and has been member in several Parliamentary Committees, among others mobility, public health and social affairs. Dr De Block was State Secretary of Asylum, Migration, Social Integration and Poverty Reduction from 2011 till 2014. She took responsibility of Minister of Justice during a short period July – October 2014. Since October 2014, she is Minister for Social Affairs and Public Health working at a sustainable, qualitative and accessible Belgian health care system in Belgium.