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The Health Ministry is involved in managing and improving the website

As this website is a communication media, the DGS (Department of Health) and the DAGPB (Department of General Administration, Labour and Budgetary Affairs - sub-department of information systems and telecommunications) provide editorial, graphic design and technical support on a daily basis.

  • SWORD is responsible for the technical design of the site.

Numerous links to other private or public, French or foreign sites are available. The Ministry may not be held responsible for the content of these sites, the sole purpose of which is to give Internet users easier access to other documentary resources on the subject consulted.

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Other content: "Public" or "official" documents are not subject to royalties and can therefore be copied freely. This applies in particular to speeches and official ministry statements.

Nevertheless, the principles of appropriate Internet use require that partial or full copies of content should clearly show the name of the author, the source and, where applicable, the link to the original document posted on

All other content on the Ministry’s website is subject to royalties. Therefore all reproductions are subject to the author’s consent, in accordance with article L.122-4 of the Intellectual Property Code. This content may not be copied freely without prior consent, and without indicating the source.

All requests for authorisation to reproduce content should be sent to the webmaster.

Unless otherwise agreed, reproductions for commercial or publicity purposes are not authorised.

The information on this site is intended to provide a public service. Despite all the care and attention taken in transcribing official texts and checking content and information, we cannot guarantee that the information on this website is accurate. The Ministry cannot be held responsible in any manner for any document posted here.