The global objective of the National Strategy for the Monitoring, Prevention and Control of Healthcare-Associated Infections (NOSO Strategy) is the reduction of hospital and nursing home infections in Switzerland. Through the strategy, the Federal Government, the cantons and other important stakeholders lay the foundation for targeted and coordinated action.
Much has been done in the past to prevent HAIs. But what has been missing to date is a national system for monitoring the epidemiological situation and generally applicable, evidence-based standards for preventing and combating HAIs. In addition, healthcare facilities need targeted support to ensure that the topic receives a higher priority in their everyday work.