Strategy on Antibiotic Resistance Switzerland (StAR)

The aim is to ensure that antibiotics remain effective in the long term and to curb the development of resistance.The strategy approved by the Federal Council to combat antibiotic resistance is being pursued in the areas of human and animal health and the environment.

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Federal authorities launch a campaign to promote appropriate use of antibiotics

Maintaining the effectiveness of antibiotics for humans and animals, and combating resistance – these are the two main objectives of the national Strategy on Antibiotic Resistance (StAR) which is being implemented by the federal authorities in partnership with physicians, pharmacists, veterinarians and farmers.

Launched in 2015, the strategy is already producing results: for example, the use of antibiotics in veterinary medicine has been halved. In human medicine, uniform prescribing guidelines are now in force throughout Switzerland.

With a public information campaign, the federal authorities aim to further raise awareness of the importance of using antibiotics correctly.


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Measures in the veterinary sector

Further information on measures being taken in the veterinary sector can be found here: German / French / Italian 

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Last modification 27.11.2023

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