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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.

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spectra: Active involvement of people affected

Why should the FOPH seek the involvement of the people affected when planning and implementing its strategies? “The measures we take should be effective and adapted to target groups”, says Nadine Stoffel-Kurt from the FOPH.

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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.

Bundesrat Alain Berset

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

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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Mauro Bernasconi

Spectra: A Mediterranean atmosphere in the care home

Twelve years ago, Switzerland’s first Mediterranean wing for people of Italian and Spanish origin was established at Erlenhof care home in Zurich’s district 4. “In the care sector, cross-cultural skills are of increasing importance”, explains the wing’s co-manager Mauro Bernasconi. (article only in German and French)

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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 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.