Global Ministerial Patient Safety Summit

Global Ministerial Patient Safety Summit

Bern, 22.2.2023 – On 23 and 24 February 2023, Switzerland will be the host of the fifth Global Ministerial Patient Safety Summit. Experts and policymakers from around the world will meet for talks in Montreux.

The impact of the pandemic on mental health

The impact of the pandemic on mental health

Bern, 21.2.2023 – Our spectra podcast looks back in a four-part series on COVID pandemic times, together with the people who were with us to help master its many challenges. Episode 3: Mental health.

COVID-19 crisis management: in the eye of the storm

COVID-19 crisis management: in the eye of the storm

Bern, 6.2.2023 – In a four-part series, the spectra podcast looks back at the COVID pandemic together with those involved in managing it, both within the FOPH and outside. Episode 2 looks at the topic of crisis management.

In focus

Elektronisches Patientendossier

Revision of the Federal Act on the Electronic Patient Record (EPR)

The EPR is to become a central Pillar of the healthcare system. The Federal Council wants to further develop the EPR through targeted measures and increase the benefits for all. In future, a free EPR will be opened automatically for everyone.

Die WHO feiert ihr 75-Jahr-Jubiläum

WHO celebrates its 75th anniversary

For 75 years, WHO has been working to ensure that all people have access to good health care and that diseases are prevented and combated. Switzerland has supported WHO since its foundation.



Information on COVID-19, the symptoms and the range of illness severity as well as the origin of the coronavirus.

Gesundheitsinformationen für Schutzsuchende aus der Ukraine

Health information for people who have fled Ukraine

Useful information on medical care, health insurance and other health topics in Ukrainian and other languages.

Recommendation: vaccination against chicken pox

Recommendation: vaccination against chicken pox

From 2023, we are recommending two vaccine doses against chicken pox (varicella) for all infants at 9 and 12 months – preferably with a combined vaccine that protects against four diseases: measles, mumps, rubella and varicella.


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Integrated health promotion

«Physical diseases are often associated with psychological stress. Individuals not only have too little money but also an inadequate social network,» says Linda Nartey, Vice Director of the FOPH.

Swiss doctors well satisfied

Swiss doctors well satisfied

Switzerland is a regular participant in the international surveys of the Commonwealth Fund Foundation. In 2022 the country’s primary care doctors gave their own healthcare system the highest marks in an international comparison.

Suicide prevention works, Interview with Anne Lévy

Suicide prevention works

“Suicide prevention is important and effective,” says FOPH Director Anne Lévy in our latest spectra. “Every one of us can play our part here. But the knowledge of what actions work best needs to be more widely spread.”

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Strategy Health2030

Everyone in Switzerland should continue to benefit from high-quality, affordable healthcare. In the Health2030 Strategy, you can find out how the Federal Council intends to achieve this goal.



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