People & health

The FOPH is responsible for public health in Switzerland. Here you’ll find extensive information on topics such as disease, research, nutrition, sports and exercise, addiction, chemicals and radiation.


The FOPH is responsible for making sure the health and accident insurance systems function effectively and are developed on an ongoing basis. Find out here about mandatory basic health insurance, accident and military insurance.

Strategies & policy

The FOPH is responsible for formulating Swiss healthcare policy. Find out here about the federal administration’s Health2020 strategy, the different national healthcare strategies and national healthcare policy.

International relations

The FOPH represents Switzerland’s health-related interests abroad. Find out here about our cooperation with different international organisations, the European Union and other States.

Health professions

The Swiss healthcare system relies on qualified professionals. Find out here about healthcare-related education and professions and the recognition and accreditation of basic and advanced training programmes.