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Coronavirus: cautious step to reopen

Coronavirus: Cautious step to reopen

24.2.2021 – From Monday, 1 March, shops, museums and library reading rooms can reopen, along with outdoor sports and leisure facilities, zoos and botanical gardens. The next stage in reopening is scheduled for 22 March, but will depend on the epidemiological situation.

List of countries and areas with an increased risk of infection

List of countries and areas with an increased risk of infection

24.2.2021 – New additions to the list as of 8 March include Luxembourg, as well as additional regions of Austria and Italy. Colombia and additional regions of Germany will be removed from the list on 25 February.


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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MonAM knows best

MonAM knows best

The MonAM monitoring system contains reliable data on numerous aspects of addiction and non-communicable diseases (NCD). It therefore provides a picture of the Swiss population’s health. More about this in the latest issue of spectra.

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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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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