Public Health Directorate

The Public Health Directorate promotes health literacy and health protection among the Swiss public.

The directorate's work includes encouraging people who use addictive substances to do so with regard for their health, and encouraging the public to exercise and eat healthily. It also develops policies and programmes for the prevention of non-communicable diseases and addiction. The Public Health Directorate monitors and combats communicable diseases and draws up crisis management strategies for pandemics. It also assesses the opportunities and risks arising from advances in biomedicine and high-end medicine. It draws up legislation and is responsible for implementation and enforcement.

Andrea Arz de Falco

Andrea Arz de Falco
Head of Public Health Directorate
Vice Director
Member of the Senior management

Further information

Addiction & health

Addictions and dependencies pose a risk to individuals and society at large. That’s why we promote people’s health literacy. Find out here about the various addictions and addiction prevention, regulation, damage limitation, counselling and therapies.

National Strategy for the Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD strategy)

In Switzerland 2.2 million people suffer from noncommunicable diseases such as cancer. A healthy lifestyle would help prevent many of these conditions and reduce their consequences. This is where the NCD strategy and its partners come in.

Strategie Antibiotikaresistenzen Bereich Mensch

So viel wie nötig, so wenig wie möglich – Antibiotika als lebensrettende Medikamente sollen langfristig erhalten bleiben.

National Programme for HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections (NPHS)

The NPHS aims to reduce the number of new infections with HIV and other STIs and to avoid consequences with an adverse effect on health. Information on the programme can be found here.

National Vaccination Strategy (NVS)

The Confederation, together with the cantons and other stakeholders, has drawn up a national vaccination strategy (NVS) with the aim of guaranteeing that the population is sufficiently protected from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Nationale Strategie zur Bekämpfung der Tuberkulose 2012-2017

Die Strategie der Jahre 2012 bis 2017 setzte Prioritäten und definierte die Zuständigkeiten. Die Prinzipien haben weiterhin Gültigkeit.

Nationale Strategie zur Prävention der Grippe (GRIPS)

Die nationale Strategie zur Prävention der saisonalen Grippe soll die Zahl der schweren Erkrankungen senken, insbesondere bei Personen mit erhöhtem Komplikationsrisiko.

Nationale Strategie zur Masernelimination

Die Umsetzung der Nationalen Strategie zur Masernelimination 2011–2015 weist eine positive Bilanz auf.

Aktionsplan «Mehr Organe für Transplantationen»

Mit dem Aktionsplan «Mehr Organe für Transplantationen» will der Bundesrat zusammen mit wichtigen Akteuren Grundlagen schaffen, um das bestehende Potenzial an Organspenderinnen und -spendern besser zu nutzen.

Last modification 29.08.2018

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Contact

Federal Office of Public Health FOPH
Public Health Directorate
Schwarzenburgstrasse 157
3003 Berne
Switzerland
Tel. +41 58 463 80 23
E-mail

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