Sciensano can count on more than 700 staff members who commit themselves, day after day, to achieve the motto: Healthy all life long. As the name suggests, science and health are central to the mission of Sciensano. Sciensano’s strength and uniqueness lie within the holistic and multidisciplinary approach to health. The focus is on the close and indissoluble interconnection between human and animal health and their environment (the “One health” concept). By combining different research perspectives within this framework, Sciensano contributes in its unique way to everybody’s health. For this, Sciensano builds on the more than 100 years of scientific expertise of the former Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre (CODA-CERVA) and the ex-Scientific Institute of Public Health (WIVISP).