Obesity Prevention and Care Program


Mission of the Obesity Prevention and Care Program

Obesity Prevention and Care Program aimed at preventing and treating obesity, which has become a major public health challenge due to the health problems and the morbidity that it generates.

Obesity Prevention and Care Program is an innovative program in Switzerland and serves as a model for:

  • Promoting present and future health,
  • Reducing the consequences and considerable costs caused by obesity.

The objectives

  • offer the optimal care of patients suffering from excess weight or obesity,
  • improve the training of care providers and encourage clinical research in this field,
  • promote physical activity and healthy eating among all hospital staff.

Future parents, children, grandparents, great-grandparents, and also governments, communities, healthcare institutions, schools and companies... each of these has a role to play.

The ELIPS Program

Initiated by the HUG then deployed at all Swiss University Cardiology Centers, the ELIPS Program aims to reduce the risk of recurrence after myocardial infarction.

It complements the existing broad care apparatus in the divisions of Cardiology, Heart Surgery, Angiology and Hemostasis.

Major advances are expected from the transfer of research towards care in therapies based on stem cells or in the development of bio-valves.

Ce film s’adresse aux patients et à leurs proches. Les chutes peuvent aussi survenir lors d’un séjour à l’hôpital. Il a pour objectif d’informer afin de prévenir les risques de blessures lors d’un hospitalisation.

Prevention and control of infection


Mission of the Infection Prevention and Control Division

The Infection Prevention and Control Division is responsible for the control and prevention of infections and reservoirs of drug-resistant microorganisms in hospitals. Preventing the risk of infection applies to patients, visitors and staff.

The main missions of this activity are: 

  • monitoring and prevention of hospital infections, also known as nosocomial or care-related, endemic infections; 
  • detection, investigation, correction and prevention of epidemic infections; 
  • control of resistance to and the use of anti-infectious agents, with regard to multi-drug-resistant microorganisms; 
  • training, teaching and educating medical and health care personnel in the field; 
  • resolution of hospital hygiene problems by tailoring recommendations to the specific characteristics of sectors; 
  • improving quality of care and medical/health care and technical procedures with regard to the risk of infection; 
  • applied research and the development of preventive measures; 
  • promoting quality of care and professional knowledge applied to the field of infection prevention.

The IPCD also has a consulting service that extends to the environment and building hygiene sector.

Last IPCD activity report

Gynecological check-up

The HUG Gynecology Division welcomes women who want to undergo a gynecological check-up.

The gynecological check-up: your annual prevention and screening appointment

The gynecological check-up is an important appointment, because it lets you and your doctor focus on your gynecological health and discuss: