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Coronavirus: every vaccination counts

Coronavirus: every vaccination counts

Bern, 3.11.2021 - The federal government and the cantons are staging a National Vaccination Week between 8 and 14 November 2021. The focus is on various advisory services and events, and on providing easy access to vaccination.

Booster vaccination for older people

Booster vaccination for older people

Bern, 26.10.2021 – The COVID-19 vaccines used in Switzerland are effective. However, in older people the protection can diminish over time. To assure continued protection, we recommend a booster vaccination for people over age 65.

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New look for the SafeZone online platform

21.4.2021 – The relaunched SafeZone online addiction advice platform gives visitors the option of asking questions and doing additional self-tests, and provides more information and assistance for families of those with addictions.


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.

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Cannabis pilot trials

From May 15th 2021 pilot trials involving the dispensing of Cannabis for non-medicinal purposes are possible. These trials are intended to create the basis for the future legal regulation of cannabis.

Reproductive Medicine: facts & figures

Reproductive Medicine: facts & figures

Who undergoes treatment to fulfill their desire to have children? And how many children are conceived with medical assistance? A monitoring programme provides data on reproductive medicine.

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.


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Interprofessionality has to be learned

Interprofessional collaboration focuses on patient needs, gives a clearer picture of interfaces and is one means of combating the shortage of skilled workers. Find out how it works in the latest issue of spectra.

When a behaviour becomes an addition

When a behaviour becomes an addiction

Shopping and video games are fun diversions – but not for everyone. When a passion turns into excessive behaviour, an addiction can develop. More on this in the new edition of spectra. 

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.

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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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