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The FOPH safeguards the health of the public, develops Swiss healthcare policy, and works for an effective and affordable healthcare system. Here you’ll find important news from the broad range of different fields in which we operate, from preventive care and the treatment of disease to mandatory health insurance and the current healthcare debate.

«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.

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.

New issue of spectra on the topic of “mHealth”

7.9.18 - Apps on mobile devices such as smartphones open up a wide range of opportunities in prevention and health promotion. spectra discusses health apps and the security of the data they contain for users and developers.

Latest issue of «spectra»

11.5.18 - In Switzerland some 500 000 people suffer from a rare disease. The National Rare Disease Policy is intended to support affected patients and their relatives with their most important concerns.

Equality of opportunity

9.1.18 - The current issue is dedicated to the topic of equality of opportunity. It features the following themes: National Programme on Migration and Health (2002–2017), research on factors, which produce inequality in health opportunities as well as measures for fighting inequality.

Use of antibiotics – only if necessary

9.11.17 - Talking about antibiotic resistance – this is the aim of the International Antibiotic Awareness Week from 13 to 19 November 2017.

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.

National Strategy Addictions

11.9.17 - Addiction and risk behavior have always been a phenomenon in society. The new issue gives some insight into the current discussions in the prevention of addictions and the new National Strategy Addictions (2017-2024).

Prevention Programmes on the risk factors alcohol, tobacco, nutrition and physical activity

3.7.17 - The new issue is presenting the outcomes of the National Prevention Programmes on the risk factors alcohol, tobacco, nutrition and physical activity as well as the Package of Drug-Related Measures that drew to a close at the end of 2016, and it takes a look into the future.

National Prevention Programmes

4.5.17 - The new issue is presenting the outcomes of the National Prevention Programmes on the risk factors alcohol, tobacco, nutrition and physical activity as well as the Package of Drug-Related Measures that drew to a close at the end of 2016, and it takes a look into the future.

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.

Strategy Addictions

2.12.16 - 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.

LOVE LIFE

11.11.16 - The new LOVE LIFE prevention campaign focuses on change in sexual partners, which can increase the risk of catching HIV or another sexually transmitted infection (STI).

Last modification 23.05.2019

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