National Strategy on Antibiotic Resistance (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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Use of antibiotics – only if necessary

Spearheading the fight against antimicrobial resistance, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched its Antibiotic Awareness Week. Switzerland is joining the movement for the first time from 13 to 17 November 2017. Professionals and especially the wider public need to be aware that the consequences of antibiotic resistance are severe and on the rise.


Measures in the veterinary sector

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

Informations complémentaires

Last modification 10.11.2017

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