Federal Department of Home Affairs FDHA
The FDHA works to ensure the
country has an efficient and effective health system that is accessible to all.
It is also committed to protecting
the pension system – state and occupational pensions – into the future. Its
areas of activity include promoting cultural diversity and cohesion in society,
gender equality and the integration of people with disabilities.
Head of the FDHA.
Member of the Federal
Council since 2012.
«The public relies on a sound social insurance system and an accessible health system.»
The coronavirus pandemic shows us how important it is to have an
effective health system that is accessible to all. It also shows that
Switzerland has a sound social insurance system that can support people in all
phases of life.
Despite the many cultural differences in the country, there is great cohesion in Swiss society during the coronavirus crisis. Solidarity is shown between the healthy and the sick, between the generations and among
the language regions. The FDHA works constantly to defend such values; racism
and discrimination have no place in our society.
The main challenges FDHA employees deal with in their daily work are reforming
the social insurance and pension systems, keeping health costs down, ensuring
food security and animal welfare, providing meteorological information for the
public and support for the arts and culture.
In all this it is important to have up-to-date and reliable statistics so that
we can understand our constantly changing world and make well-founded
decisions. Digitising, archiving and using this data in a wide variety of ways will
continue to pose challenges into the future.
Expenses 2019 (CHF)
Staff (FTEs) 2019
Organisation chart FDHA