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Next phase of reopening on 19 April

Next phase of reopening on 19 April

14 April 2021 – The Swiss Federal Council has resolved to take a cautious step towards reopening. It applies to events with an audience or spectators, indoor sports and cultural activities, and certain competitions. Restaurants will be able to reopen outside seating areas.

List of countries and areas with an increased risk of infection

List of countries and areas with an increased risk of infection

7 April 2021 – Find out from the list, published today, which countries and regions in countries neighbouring Switzerland are being added on 19 April 2021. From 8 April already, countries including Albania and Israel are no longer on the list.


Clinical Research: The Database

12.10.20 - On the Swiss online portal SNCTP, interested individuals can find approved clinical trials in the field of human research. The functions have now been extended.

Enhanced promotion of palliative care

Palliative Care

18.9.20 - The Federal Council intends to strengthen its promotion of palliative care. Because everyone in Switzerland deserves the best possible end-of-life care and treatment. A new report analyses the situation and presents measures.

In focus

Health system is highly rated by the population

Health system is highly rated by the population

The vast majority of residents aged over 18 in Switzerland are satisfied with the quality of healthcare received. This was shown by the latest survey conducted in eleven countries by the Commonwealth Fund.

Flu vaccination

Flu vaccination: book an appointment now

The FOPH advises vulnerable groups and people in contact with them to have a flu vaccination. In 2020, doses of the vaccine will be delivered on a staggered basis. Even if you’re vaccinated in December, it’s early enough.

Radiation protection in the OR

Radiation protection in the OR

The FOPH has carried out audits on radiation protection in the operating theatres. The aim was to improve the personals’ awareness and to optimize radiological practice. The final report is now available.


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When shopping becomes an addiction

When shopping becomes an addiction

“Looking back I’m glad that it came out.” A shopping addict reports on how they have coped with their addiction and how they found a way out. A real-life report from the latest edition of spectra, devoted to behavioural addictions.

Gambling: help on the web

Gambling: help on the web

Win Back Control is a web-based self-help programme for people addicted to gambling. “We reckon that only ten per cent of gambling addicts at the most are in treatment,” says project head Michael Schaub.

Bilancio intermedio delle strategie MNT e Dipendenze

Interim verdict on the strategies

“The biggest achievement is that the NCD strategy has resulted in more funds being available for prevention across Switzerland,” says Salome von Greyerz in an article on national prevention programmes in the latest spectra (in German).

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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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