«Our vision is to be heard as an equal partner in the healthcare system and to participate in important political and social issues and decisions. With a unified voice, we want to represent the concerns of blood cancer patients in Switzerland and contribute towards the sustainable improvement of the legal and regulatory framework.»
Switzerland is a small, federalist country with a large number of different patient organizations. There are also many different patient groups in the field of cancer and blood cancer. They are usually volunteers and have limited resources. They also often face similar barriers: lack of information, difficult fundraising, hurdles with the authorities, clarification of the patient's role in the system, unresolved legal, medical, and social issues. For this reason, HOPOS has three main purposes:
Intensified public relations work
We go public together and inform the population from the patient's point of view about hurdles in the Swiss health system and present solutions. We communicate in a target group-oriented way in various traditional and modern media (print press, online media, social media). We aim to raise a broad awareness with public national campaigns in three national languages. Within this context, we take part in public debates on relevant topics. We conduct joint campaigns and events in order to feel the pulse of the grassroots and to adequately represent patients in the cause.