Multilateral cooperation

As part of Switzerland’s foreign health policy the FOPH is actively involved in international organisations, where it represents this country’s interests. Find out here about multilateral cooperation on health-related issues within the World Health Organization WHO, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development OECD and the Council of Europe.  

World Health Organisation (WHO)

Switzerland is a founding member of the WHO and hosts the organisation's headquarters in Geneva. It is committed to attaining the WHO's goal to build a better, healthier future for people. It also seeks to promote Geneva as the international health capital.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Switzerland works actively with the OECD on health issues, sharing knowledge with other States and obtaining assessments of its health system through comparative studies.

Council of Europe

The Council of Europe plays a crucial role in the field of health in its capacity as depositary of conventions between different States. It additionally provides Switzerland with a key platform for sharing expertise.

5th Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety

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

Last modification 11.08.2023

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