SDC Key Documents

SDC Key Documents

Swiss Health Foreign Policy

The Swiss Health Foreign Policy defines the objectives and ways to collaborate in health. This should improve the synergies and coherence under Swiss actors in the global health policy dialogue. The SDC voice in the global policy dialogue is of utmost importance if Switzerland is to keep its humanitarian image and role in closing the increasing global health gap.

Swiss Health Foreign Policy:

Swiss Health Foreign Policy (PDF, 1.4 MB, English)

Politique Extérieure Suisse en Matière de Santé (PDF, 1.4 MB, Français)

Schweizerische Gesundheitsaussenpolitik (PDF, 1.4 MB, Deutsch)

Politica estera della Svizzera in materia di salute 2019-2024 (PDF, 1.4 MB, Italiano)


​SDC Health Policy

The aim of the SDC Health Policy is to define the orientation of SDC in the area of health and serves as the health sector reference document for SDC, its partner organizations and the wider public. The health policy builds on the experiences and achievements of the previous policy “SDC Health Policy 2003–2010” and is in line with the parliament’s bills regarding development cooperation with the South (Africa, Asia, and Latin America) and the East (Eastern Europe and Central Asia) as well as in humanitarian aid. The policy is consistent with the general framework of the Swiss Health Foreign Policy, formulated by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and the Federal Department of Home Affairs. 

Link  to the related SDC webpage. Find the main thematic areas of SDC’s engagement in health here.

SDC/DDC/DEZA Health Policies:

SDC Health Policy (PDF, 1.4 MB, English)

Politique de Santé de la DDC (PDF, 1.4 MB, Français)

DEZA Gesundheitspolitik (PDF, 1.4 MB, Deutsch)


Global Programme Health Strategy

The Global Programme Health is one out of five SDC Global Programmes. The Global Programme Health builds on SDC's long-standing engagement in health and strengthens its global dimension. Countries worldwide are increasingly facing global health risks that cannot be tackled anymore by bilateral and multilateral instruments alone. The Global Programme Health therefore complements bilateral and multilateral assistance by engaging at the global policy level.

Strategic Framework 2015 - 2019 - SDC Global Programme (PDF, 2.5 MB, English)

Find more information on SDC's Global Cooperation here.




Flyer „Health – A priority for the SDC“

The Fact Sheet Health is a summary of the SDC Health Policy and defines the orientation of SDC in the area of health. It highlights the thematic priorities with selected projects in combination with some facts and figures, why health is a priority for SDC.

Flyer Gesundheit (PDF DE)

Flyer Santé (PDF FR)                                                  

Flyer Salute (PDF I)

Flyer Health (PDF EN)