List of Ministers of Health of the Netherlands

The Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport (Dutch: Minister van Volksgezondheid, Welzijn en Sport) is the head of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport and a member of the Cabinet and the Council of Ministers. The current Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport is Hugo de Jonge of the Christian Democratic Appeal who has been in office since 26 October 2017 and also serves as First Deputy Prime Minister. The Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport is often assigned a State Secretary who is tasked with specific portfolios. The current State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport is Paul Blokhuis of the Christian Union (CU) who has been in office since 26 October 2017. Additionally there is also a Minister without Portfolio assigned to the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, Tamara van Ark of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) who has been in office since 9 July 2020.[1]

Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport of the Netherlands
Minister van Volksgezondheid, Welzijn en Sport
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Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport Hugo de Jonge
Incumbent
Hugo de Jonge

since 26 October 2017; 3 years ago (2017-10-26)
Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport
StyleHis/Her Excellency
Member ofCouncil of Ministers
AppointerMark Rutte
as Prime Minister
Formation15 September 1951; 69 years ago (1951-09-15)
First holderDolf Joekes
as Minister of Social Affairs and Health
DeputyTamara van Ark
as Minister without Portfolio
Paul Blokhuis
as State Secretary
Salary157,287 (As of 2017)
(including 4,193 of expenses)
WebsiteMinister of Health, Welfare and Sport

With three cabinet members, the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport has currently the most officials assigned to it then any other of the Dutch Ministries.

List of Ministers of HealthEdit

Minister of Social
Affairs and Health
Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
  Dr.
Dolf Joekes
(1885–1962)
15 September 1951 –
2 September 1952
Labour Party Willem Drees
(Drees I)
[2]
  Ko Suurhoff
(1905–1967)
2 September 1952 –
22 December 1958
Labour Party Willem Drees
(Drees IIIII)
[3][4]
  Dr.
Louis Beel
(Prime Minister)
(1902–1985)
22 December 1958 –
19 May 1959
Catholic
People's Party
Louis Beel
(Beel II)
[5]
  Dr.
Charles van Rooy
(1912–1996)
19 May 1959 –
3 July 1961
[Res]
Catholic
People's Party
Jan de Quay
(De Quay)
[6]
  Victor Marijnen
(1917–1975)
3 July 1961 –
17 July 1961
[Ad Interim]
[Minister]
Catholic
People's Party
  Dr.
Gerard Veldkamp
(1921–1990)
17 July 1961 –
5 April 1967
Catholic
People's Party
Victor Marijnen
(Marijnen)
[7]
Jo Cals
(Cals)
[8]
Jelle Zijlstra
(Zijlstra)
[9]
  Bauke Roolvink
(1912–1979)
5 April 1967 –
6 July 1971
Anti-Revolutionary
Party
Piet de Jong
(De Jong)
[10]
Minister of Health
and Environment
Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
  Dr.
Louis Stuyt
(1914–2000)
6 July 1971 –
11 May 1973
Catholic
People's Party
Barend Biesheuvel
(Biesheuvel III)
[11]
  Irene Vorrink
(1918–1996)
11 May 1973 –
19 December 1977
Labour Party Joop den Uyl
(Den Uyl)
[12]
  Dr.
Leendert Ginjaar
(1928–2003)
19 December 1977 –
11 September 1981
People's Party
for Freedom and
Democracy
Dries van Agt
(Van Agt I)
[13]
  Til Gardeniers-
Berendsen

(1925–2019)
11 September 1981 –
4 November 1982
Christian
Democratic Appeal
Dries van Agt
(Van Agt IIIII)
[14][15]
Minister of Welfare,
Health and Culture
Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
  Elco Brinkman
(born 1948)
4 November 1982 –
7 November 1989
Christian
Democratic Appeal
Ruud Lubbers
(Lubbers III)
[16][17]
  Hedy d'Ancona
(born 1937)
7 November 1989 –
16 July 1994
[Res]
Labour Party Ruud Lubbers
(Lubbers III)
[18]
  Dr.
Jo Ritzen
(born 1945)
16 July 1994 –
22 August 1994
[Acting]
[Minister]
Labour Party
Minister of Health,
Welfare and Sport
Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
  Dr.
Els Borst
(1932–2014)
[Deputy]
22 August 1994 –
22 July 2002
Democrats 66 Wim Kok
(Kok III)
[19][20]
  Dr.
Eduard Bomhoff
(born 1944)
[Deputy]
22 July 2002 –
16 October 2002
[Res]
Pim Fortuyn List Jan Peter
Balkenende

(Balkenende I)
[21]
  Aart Jan de Geus
(born 1955)
16 October 2002 –
27 May 2003
[Acting]
[Minister]
Christian
Democratic Appeal
  Hans Hoogervorst
(born 1956)
27 May 2003 –
22 February 2007
People's Party
for Freedom and
Democracy
Jan Peter
Balkenende

(Balkenende IIIII)
[22][23]
  Dr.
Ab Klink
(born 1958)
22 February 2007 –
14 October 2010
Christian
Democratic Appeal
Jan Peter
Balkenende

(Balkenende IV)
[24]
  Edith Schippers
(born 1964)
14 October 2010 –
26 October 2017
People's Party
for Freedom and
Democracy
Mark Rutte
(Rutte III)
[25][26]
  Hugo de Jonge
(born 1977)
[Deputy]
26 October 2017 –
Incumbent
Christian
Democratic Appeal
Mark Rutte
(Rutte III)
[27]
Source: (in Dutch) Kabinetten 1945-heden Parlement & Politiek
Resigned
Acting
Ad Interim
Deputy Prime Minister
Deputy Prime Minister from 1998 until 2002
Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries
Minister of Education and Sciences
Minister of Social Affairs and Employment
Resigned following election to the European Parliament

Living former Ministers of HealthEdit

Minister of Health Term Age
Elco Brinkman 1982–1989 (1948-02-05) 5 February 1948 (age 73)
Hedy d'Ancona 1989–1994 (1937-10-01) 1 October 1937 (age 83)
Jo Ritzen 1994 (1945-10-03) 3 October 1945 (age 75)
Eduard Bomhoff 2002 (1944-09-30) 30 September 1944 (age 76)
Aart Jan de Geus 2002–2003 (1955-07-28) 28 July 1955 (age 65)
Hans Hoogervorst 2003–2007 (1956-04-19) 19 April 1956 (age 65)
Ab Klink 2007–2010 (1958-11-02) 2 November 1958 (age 62)
Edith Schippers 2010–2017 (1964-08-25) 25 August 1964 (age 56)

List of Ministers without PortfolioEdit

Ministers without Portfolio Portfolio Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
  André Rouvoet
(born 1962)
[Deputy]
Youth Care
Family Policy
22 February 2007 –
14 October 2010
[Minister]
Christian Union Jan Peter
Balkenende

(Balkenende IV)
[24]
Vacant
  Bruno Bruins
(born 1963)
Primary
Healthcare

Medical Ethics
Pharmaceutical
Policy

Sport
Corona
Management

(Bruins only)
26 October 2017 –
19 March 2020
[Res]
People's Party
for Freedom and
Democracy
Mark Rutte
(Rutte III)
[27]
  Martin van Rijn
(born 1956)
[28]
23 March 2020 –
9 July 2020
Independent
(Labour Party)
[29]
  Tamara van Ark
(born 1974)
9 July 2020 –
Incumbent
People's Party
for Freedom and
Democracy
Source: (in Dutch) Kabinetten 1945-heden Parlement & Politiek
Resigned
Minister of Education, Culture and Science in 2010

Living former Ministers without PortfolioEdit

Minister of Health Term Age
André Rouvoet 2007–2010 (1962-01-04) 4 January 1962 (age 59)
Bruno Bruins 2017–2020 (1963-07-10) 10 July 1963 (age 57)
Martin van Rijn 2020 (1956-02-07) 7 February 1956 (age 65)

List of State Secretaries for HealthEdit

State Secretary for
Social Affairs
Portfolio(s) Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
  Dr.
Piet Muntendam
(1901–1986)
Primary
Healthcare

Elderly Care
Disability Policy
1 April 1950 –
15 September 1951
Labour Party Willem Drees
(Drees–Van Schaik)
[30][2]
  Dr.
Aat van Rhijn
(1892–1986)
• Social Security
• Unemployment
Occupational
Safety

• Social Services
15 February 1950 –
15 September 1951
Labour Party
State Secretary for Social
Affairs and Health
Portfolio(s) Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
  Dr.
Piet Muntendam
(1901–1986)
Primary
Healthcare

Elderly Care
Disability Policy
15 September 1951 –
1 October 1953
[Res]
Labour Party Willem Drees
(Drees III)
[2][3]
  Dr.
Aat van Rhijn
(1892–1986)
• Social Security
• Unemployment
Occupational
Safety

• Social Services
15 September 1951 –
22 December 1958
Labour Party Willem Drees
(Drees IIIIII)
[2][3][4]
Vacant
  Bauke Roolvink
(1912–1979)
• Social Security
• Unemployment
Occupational
Safety

• Social Services
15 June 1959 –
24 July 1963
Anti-Revolutionary
Party
Jan de Quay
(De Quay)
[6]
  Dr.
Louis Bartels
(1915–2002)
Primary
Healthcare

Elderly Care
Disability Policy
Medical Ethics
3 September 1963 –
5 April 1967
Catholic
People's Party
Victor Marijnen
(Marijnen)
[7]
Jo Cals
(Cals)
[8]
Jelle Zijlstra
(Zijlstra)
[9]
  Dr.
José de Meijer
(1915–2000)
Occupational
Safety

Public
Organisations
15 November 1963 –
5 April 1967
Catholic
People's Party
Victor Marijnen
(Marijnen)
[7]
Jo Cals
(Cals)
[8]
Jelle Zijlstra
(Zijlstra)
[9]
  Dr.
Roelof Kruisinga
(1922–2012)
Primary
Healthcare

Elderly Care
Disability Policy
Medical Ethics
18 April 1967 –
6 July 1971
Christian
Historical Union
Piet de Jong
(De Jong)
[10]
Vacant
State Secretary for Health
and Environment
Portfolio Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
  Jo Hendriks
(1923–2001)
Primary
Healthcare

Elderly Care
Disability Policy
11 May 1973 –
19 December 1977
Catholic
People's Party
Joop den Uyl
(Den Uyl)
[12]
  Els Veder-Smit
(1921–2020)
Primary
Healthcare

Elderly Care
Disability Policy
Medical Ethics
Food Policy
3 January 1978 –
11 September 1981
People's Party
for Freedom and
Democracy
Dries van Agt
(Van Agt I)
[13]
  Ineke Lambers-
Hacquebard

(1946–2014)
Environmental
Policy

Food Policy
11 September 1981 –
4 November 1982
Democrats 66 Dries van Agt
(Van Agt IIIII)
[14][15]
State Secretary for Welfare,
Health and Culture
Portfolio(s) Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
  Joop van
der Reijden

(1927–2006)
Primary
Healthcare

• Social Services
Elderly Care
Disability Policy
Medical Ethics
5 November 1982 –
14 July 1986
Christian
Democratic Appeal
Ruud Lubbers
(Lubbers I)
[16]
  Dick Dees
(born 1944)
Primary
Healthcare

• Social Services
14 July 1986 –
7 November 1989
People's Party
for Freedom and
Democracy
Ruud Lubbers
(Lubbers II)
[17]
  Hans Simons
(1947–2019)
Primary
Healthcare

Elderly Care
Youth Care
Disability Policy
7 November 1989 –
26 February 1994
[Res]
Labour Party Ruud Lubbers
(Lubbers III)
[18]
State Secretary for Health,
Welfare and Sport
Portfolio(s) Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
  Erica Terpstra
(born 1943)
• Social Services
Elderly Care
Youth Care
Disability Policy
Minorities
Food Policy
• Recreation
Sport
22 August 1994 –
28 June 1998
People's Party
for Freedom and
Democracy
Wim Kok
(Kok I)
[19]
  Margo Vliegenthart
(born 1958)
Elderly Care
Youth Care
Disability Policy
Pharmaceutical
Policy

Sport
3 August 1998 –
22 July 2002
Labour Party Wim Kok
(Kok II)
[20]
  Clémence Ross-
van Dorp

(born 1957)
Elderly Care
Youth Care
Disability Policy
Medical Ethics
Sport
22 July 2002 –
22 February 2007
Christian
Democratic Appeal
Jan Peter
Balkenende

(Balkenende I
IIIII)

[21][22][23]
  Dr.
Jet Bussemaker
(born 1961)
Elderly Care
Youth Care
Disability Policy
Medical Ethics
Sport
22 February 2007 –
23 February 2010
[Res]
Labour Party Jan Peter
Balkenende

(Balkenende IV)
[24]
  Marlies
Veldhuijzen
van Zanten

(born 1953)
Elderly Care
Youth Care
Disability Policy
Medical Ethics
Pharmaceutical
Policy
14 October 2010 –
5 November 2012
Christian
Democratic Appeal
Mark Rutte
(Rutte I)
[25]
  Martin van Rijn
(born 1956)
Elderly Care
Youth Care
Disability Policy
Medical Ethics
Pharmaceutical
Policy
5 November 2012 –
26 October 2017
Labour Party Mark Rutte
(Rutte II)
[26]
  Paul Blokhuis
(born 1963)
Social Services
Disability Policy
26 October 2017 –
Incumbent
Christian Union Mark Rutte
(Rutte III)
[27]
Source: (in Dutch) Kabinetten 1945-heden Parlement & Politiek
Resigned

Living former State Secretaries for HealthEdit

State Secretary for Health Term Age
Dick Dees 1986–1989 (1944-12-13) 13 December 1944 (age 76)
Erica Terpstra 1994–1998 (1943-05-26) 26 May 1943 (age 78)
Margo Vliegenthart 1998–2002 (1958-07-18) 18 July 1958 (age 62)
Clémence Ross-van Dorp 2002–2007 (1957-08-27) 27 August 1957 (age 63)
Jet Bussemaker 2007–2010 (1961-01-15) 15 January 1961 (age 60)
Marlies Veldhuijzen van Zanten 2010–2012 (1953-09-29) 29 September 1953 (age 67)
Martin van Rijn 2012–2017 (1956-02-07) 7 February 1956 (age 65)

See alsoEdit

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