Focal points

Here you can read about the current focal points

Newsletter Swiss Strategy on Antibiotic Resistance (StAR)

StAR publishes an electronic newsletter that regularly informs interested people about the status of the implementation of the StAR strategy.

Researchers exchange ideas and experiences

At the annual programme meeting of the ‘Antimicrobial Resistance’ National Research Programme (NRP 72), researchers and representatives of the Strategy on Antibiotic Resistance (StAR) came together to exchange ideas and experiences. The main focus of their discussions were the initial results of the 40 or so projects underway.

Federal authorities launch a campaign to promote appropriate use of antibiotics

Lesen Sie hier mehr zur Informationskampagne. Im Weiteren informieren wir Sie zu den Publikationen des "Swiss Antibiotic Resistance Report 2018" und des StAR-Berichts 2018, sowie zur Teilnahme der Schweiz an der "World Antibiotic Awareness Week".

World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2018

From 12 to 18 November 2018, international bodies including the World Health Organization (WHO) are initiating another World Antibiotic Awareness Week to raise awareness of antibiotic resistance among members of the public, professionals and political decision makers across the globe.

A look back at Antibiotic Awareness Week 2017

At the initiative of the Federal Public Health (FOPH), Food Safety and Veterinary (FSVO), Ag-riculture (FOAG), and Environment (FOEN) Offices, during the week from 13 to 19 November 2017 various actors organized and staged more than 50 activities. Afterwards the actors participating were asked to complete a questionnaire. Here you will find a synopsis of the week and the evaluation of the responses.

Antibiotic Awareness Week 2017

Talking about antibiotic resistance – this is the aim of International Antibiotic Aware-ness Week, which will be held from 13 – 19 November 2017 in many different countries. Switzerland is also taking part in 2017.

“Horizon 2020” Draft Work Programmes 2018 - 2020

The European Commission has published parts of the new work programme 2018 – 2020 for “Horizon 2020”. They also include calls for proposals on the topic of antimicrobial resistance.

International Antibiotic Awareness Week

Resistance to antibiotics will be discussed in Switzerland in the week of 13 to 19 November 2017. The setting of ‘International Antibiotic Awareness Week’ provides an opportunity to address and discuss many aspects of this topic.

Population survey regarding antibiotic resistance

A preliminary survey among the Swiss population regarding antibiotics and the problem of antibiotic resistance provides important insights for the implementation of the StAR strategy

Information on the use of antibiotics

pharmaSuisse Swiss Pharmacists Association, the Association of Swiss doctors FMH and the Federal Office of Public Health have joined forces to produce a fact sheet containing information and recommendations related to the use of antibiotics.

Last modification 29.09.2023

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