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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 547 people (442.05 full-time equivalent jobs - status December 2015). For 2016 it has a budget of CHF 205 million and administers CHF 2.570 billion reserved for premium reductions in the compulsory health insurance system and CHF 191 million in military insurance payments.
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