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The Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) is the Swiss federal government’s centre for public health and a part of the Swiss Federal Department of Home Affairs.

Federal Office of Public Health
(in German) Bundesamt für Gesundheit
(in French) Office fédéral de la santé publique
(in Italian) Ufficio federale della sanità pubblica
(in Romansh) Uffizi federal da sanadad publica
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Agency overview
JurisdictionFederal administration of Switzerland
Minister responsible
Parent agencyFederal Department of Home Affairs

In addition to developing national health policy, it also represents the interests of its country within international health organizations such as the OECD or the World Health Organization. As of December 2014, FOPH employs 544 persons (443 full-time job equivalents). The 2015 budget was 193 million Swiss francs.[1]

Directorates, divisions and unitsEdit

The Federal Office of Public Health is headed by its director Pascal Strupler. The organisation is as follows:[2]

  • Health and Accident Insurance Directorate:
    • Health Care Services Division
    • Insurance Supervision Division
    • Health Policy Directorate
    • Healthcare Professions Division
    • Health Strategies Division
    • Tobacco Prevention Fund
    • Evaluation and Research Service
  • Public Health Directorate:
    • National Prevention Programmes Division
    • Communicable Diseases Division
    • Biomedicine Division
  • Consumer Protection Directorate:
    • Radiation Protection Division
    • Chemical Products Division
    • Notification Authority for chemicals
  • Communication and Campaigns Division
  • Management Services Division
  • International Affairs Division
  • Legal Affairs Division
  • Resource Management Division


  1. ^ "The FOPH". Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Organisation". Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 2 March 2016.

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