Preventing antimicrobial resistance together

Preventing antimicrobial resistance together

Bern, 18.11.2022 – From 18 to 24 November 2022, the international community is turning its attentions to antimicrobial resistance. The aim is to raise global awareness of the topic among the general public, professionals and policymakers.

Monkeypox vaccine arrived

Monkeypox vaccine arrived

Bern, 7.11.2022 – The Confederation received the first shipment of monkeypox vaccine on 1 November. The pharmacy of the Armed Forces will deliver the 4000 doses to the cantons of Basel-Stadt, Geneva, Vaud and Zurich from the end of the week.

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Get your COVID-19 booster vaccination from 10 October

Bern, 6.10.2022 – A further booster vaccination is available (to the public) from 10 October and is particularly recommended for people at especially high risk and health professionals. The costs are covered by the federal government.

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Health information for people from Ukraine seeking protection

Health information for people from Ukraine seeking protection

Useful information about medical care in Switzerland, health insurance and other health topics in Ukrainian and other languages for people seeking protection is available here.

Health Literacy

Health Literacy

Health literacy can be improved in various areas in Switzerland. Current research data show this in an international comparison.

Monkeypox

Monkeypox

From May 2022 there had been an increasing number of monkeypox infections worldwide. Recently we have started to see numbers decline. Find out more here.

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Coronavirus

Situation in Switzerland, COVID certificate, travel, vaccination, tests, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), barrier-free content

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Healthcare systems generate CO2

Healthcare systems generate CO2

Heatwaves, droughts, pandemics: we are all feeling the effects of climate change. Read in the latest spectra what the FOPH is doing to help protect public health and how healthcare systems could also reduce their carbon emissions.

How our environment influences health

How our environment influences health

Can traffic noise affect our well-being? How does Switzerland rate in air quality terms? And how is the FOPH promoting biodiversity in housing developments? Read more about health and the environment in the latest issue of spectra.

Exercise is the best medicine

Exercise is the best medicine

How can we better integrate exercise in our everyday lives? How can our surroundings promote exercise? And why is the FOPH keen to reinforce exercise as therapy? Find out more in the latest issue of 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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5th Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety

Switzerland is hosting the 5th Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety. The event is being held in Montreux on 23–24 February 2023.

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