January 2011 spectra 84 - National prevention programmes

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01.01.2011

Global strategy for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections

National HIV and STI Programme 2011–2017 (NPHS). The new NPHS will continue the work undertaken to date and take account of the latest findings: for the first time ever, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have been integrated into a programme for combating HIV. The strategy is to concentrate on particularly at-risk target groups and on people with HIV and their partners. The main goal is to significantly reduce the number of new infections with HIV and other STIs and to avoid long-term effects that are harmful to health. more

01.01.2011

At first hand

Editorial Didier Burkhalter. Migration & health, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, HIV/AIDS and diet & physical activity – these are the topics of the many National Programmes that are addressing the different health challenges facing us. But what the programmes all have in common, regardless of their thematic focus, is the aim of acting ahead of events to help improve the health of people living in our country. As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure. At the most recent OECD Health Ministerial Meeting, it was again clearly stated that «prevention programmes are highly cost-effective in improving health and longevity». more

01.01.2011

Alcohol control is making good progress, but is still far from its goal

National Programme Alcohol 2008–2012. «Those who drink alcohol do so in such a way that it is not harmful to them or to others». This is the vision of the National Programme Alcohol 2008–2012 (NPA), which the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) and the Swiss Alcohol Board (SAB) were tasked in June 2008 with implementing. It is an ambitious programme that coordinates 33 activities, ten action areas and a diverse range of participating players. Where does the NPA stand today? Progress to date. more

01.01.2011

Fired up for less smoke

National Programme Tobacco 2008-2012 (NPT 2008–2012). «Smoking-related cases of death and disease in Switzerland have been reduced». This was the mandate with which the Federal Council approved the NPT 2008–2012 in 2008 and commissioned the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) to implement it. How have tobacco consumption and control changed in Switzerland since then? Progress to date. more

01.01.2011

Starting rather than quitting: the new anti-smoking campaign is geared to positive feelings

Anti-smoking campaign 2011–2012. The findings from the evaluation of the 2009 campaign showed clearly that the style, slogan and emblem of the campaigns to date were in need of change. It is time for a new campaign that pursues bold routes. Using humour, irony and positive associations, the new anti-smoking campaign calls on people to start not smoking and thus gain new freedom. more

01.01.2011

Good third phase for Switzerland’s drugs policy

Third package of drugs-related measures. The Third Federal Programme of Measures to Reduce Drug Problems (MaPaDro III) describes the starting situation and the shape of Swiss drugs policy for the 2006-2011 period. The aim of MaPoDro lll is to reduce drug- related problems in Switzerland. more

01.01.2011

Paving the way for a healthy lifestyle

National Programme on Diet and Physical Activity 2008–2012 (NPDPA). Sedentary activities, lack of exercise and an unbalanced diet shape the way our society lives nowadays. Such habits are contributing to the increase in «diseases of civilisation» such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. The Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH), in cooperation with the Federal Office of Sport (FOSPO), Health Promotion Switzerland and the cantonal authorities, has been tasked by the Federal Council with implementing the National Programme on Diet and Physical Activity (NPDPA) 2008–2012. more