Vaccinations and preventive healthcare can eliminate or reduce illness and the resulting costs. That’s why we promote the health literacy of people in Switzerland. A healthy lifestyle helps ensure good health.
Preventing infectious disease
Communicable (infectious) diseases can be avoided by means of vaccinations, prophylactic treatment and education, for example by providing measles vaccinations, malaria prophylaxis or information on sexually transmitted diseases.
Healthy lifestyle by way of prevention
Non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular problems, diabetes and cancer can occur as a result of an unhealthy lifestyle or lack of knowledge. For this reason we provide information and motivation. The goal is to prevent disease or respond quickly and appropriately if people do fall ill.
You’ll find information on nutrition on the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office FSVO website.
New basic attitude in healthcare
Non-communicable diseases are on the increase. If we want to prevent them or delay their onset we need a new basic attitude in healthcare: a holistic and preventive approach.
On the preventive side we’re increasingly involving care providers such as hospitals, homes and independent health specialists. The idea is for them to guide and advise ill people or those at an elevated risk of disease on how to improve their health. Data and apps can also aid prevention by facilitating communication between patients and their care providers.
Last modification 21.08.2018