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Taking health to heart
The Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) is part of the Federal Department of Home Affairs. Along with the cantons it is responsible for public health in Switzerland and for developing national health policy. As the national health authority, the FOPH also represents Switzerland's interests in the field of health in international organisations and with respect to other countries.
The FOPH employs 544 people (443.4 full-time equivalent jobs - status December 2014). For 2015 it has a budget of CHF 193 million and administers CHF 2.334 billion reserved for premium reductions in the compulsory health insurance system and CHF 202 million in military insurance payments.
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