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 FDHA strives for greater solidarity and social cohesion in society.»
Priorities of the FDHA in 2022
The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted how important it
is to have an effective health system that is accessible to all. It has also
shown 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. There
is solidarity between the healthy and the sick, between the generations and
among the language regions. The FDHA strives constantly to defend such values;
racism and discrimination have no place in our society.
The maters for which the FDHA is responsible affect the
everyday lives of people in Switzerland. In their daily work, FDHA staff
address challenges such as 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.
Expenses FDHA 2020 (CHF)
Staff (FTEs) FDHA 2020
Organisation chart FDHA