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Francis Arickx

National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (RIZIV-INAMI)
Head of the Directorate Pharmaceutical Policy
Francis Arickx is head of the directorate Reimbursement of Medicines and Pharmaceutical Policy within the Health Care Department at the National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (NIHDI RIZIV/INAMI) in Belgium. He manages administrative and scientific assessments, and appraisal of reimbursement claims for medicines, orphan drugs, and medical nutrition. Francis is former secretary general for the Commission for Reimbursement of Medicines and represents the Institute and Belgium on national and European platforms. He coordinates the BeNeLuxA Initiative. Francis graduated in pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Ghent. He teaches Health Policy in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department at the University of Antwerp.