Antibiotics

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“Antibiotics: Use wisely, take precisely”

9.11.18 - The FOPH, FSVO, FOAG and FOEN have launched a campaign to raise awareness among the Swiss population about the responsible use of antibiotics.

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Communication in the healthcare sector

24.10.18 - Proper communication between health professionals and their patients is the basis for successful treatment. As can be seen from the latest issue of spectra, this aspect needs greater attention.

SmokeFree

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SmokeFree: it always makes sense to stop smoking

The SmokeFree campaign has chosen the slogan “I am stronger” to reflect the fact that you have to be strong to quit smoking. Just how strong is shown in a TV commercial featuring a man tearing a telephone book in half.

Vaccination Strategy

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National Vaccination Strategy

12.1.17 - It is possible to protect the general public even more effectively against infectious diseases. To achieve this goal, the Federal Council has adopted a National Vaccination Strategy (NVS) designed to optimise vaccine protection.

In focus

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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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Regions insurance premiums

The Federal Department of Home Affairs (FDHA) divides larger cantons with major differences in healthcare costs are into two or three different regions for the purposes of premiums.

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Patients' rights

Your relationship with your doctor involves rights and obligations. Here you can find out about your specific rights at the doctor's and in hospital, and in relation to living wills, organ donation and counselling.

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Support for relatives providing care and nursing

Given the demographic development, the significance of relatives providing care for their ill family members will continue to increase in future. For that reason there are a number of measures to better support relatives.

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Strategy Addictions

In order to reinforce the prevention of addictions, the Federal Council approved the measures plan of the National Strategy Addictions 2017-2024. Its purpose is to prevent addictions and to provide early support to at-risk individuals.

Publications

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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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Spectra

The new issue of «spectra» gives some insight into the new National Strategy Addictions (2017-2024). Spectra provides information on prevention and health promotion. The publication is geared towards mediators in social services and political players.

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Strategy Health2020

Going forward the Swiss healthcare system has to maintain its high quality and remain fundable and accessible to everyone. This is the goal of the 36 measures set out in the federal administration’s Health2020 strategy. Find out more here.

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