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Coronavirus: Federal Council tightens nationwide measures

Coronavirus: Federal Council tightens nationwide measures

13.1.2021 – The new measures include closing shops and a homeworking requirement. They apply from 18 January to 28 February. Restaurants and cultural, leisure and sports establishments will remain closed until 28 February 2021.

List of countries and areas with an increased risk of infection

List of countries and areas with an increased risk of infection

12.1.2021 – New on the list as of 12 January 2021 is Ireland; new additions as of 15 January 2021 include Denmark, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic.

Coronavirus: Massnahmen und Verordnungen

Second COVID-19 vaccine approved

Bern, 12 January 2021 – Today Swissmedic approved the second COVID-19 vaccine, from Moderna. It is suitable for people age 18 and over. The federal government has ordered around 7.5 million doses; 200,000 doses will be delivered in the next few days.

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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.

New OECD report on patient safety

New OECD report on patient safety

17.9.20 - The aim of the WHO World Patient Safety Day is to raise awareness of the issue of patient safety. A new OECD report presents approaches aimed at sustainably improving patient safety.

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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.

Foreign policy on health

Foreign policy on health

The Federal Council intends to take action in six key areas of international health policy, including sustainable healthcare, global health governance and protection against global health risks.

Masterplan for the Promotion of Biomedical Research

Masterplan for the Promotion of Biomedical Research

The Masterplan for the Promotion of Biomedical Research was launched by the Federal Council with the aim of boosting Switzerland as a centre of research and technology and assuring the population affordable access to new products developed in biomedicine.

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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).

Addictions can also affect older people

Addictions can also affect older people

“There's now no longer any doubt that addictions can occur at any time – also after retirement or even after admission to a care home”, says Franziska Eckmann. You can find the full interview in the new spectra.

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NOSO Strategy - in brief

Brochure concludes the National Strategy for the Monitoring, Prevention and Control of Healthcare- Associated Infections.

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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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