Switzerland

Switzerland has an extremely well developed health care system which upholds the principles of universality and equality through means such as compulsory health insurance. In 2013, Switzerland and WHO signed a country cooperation strategy, highlighting opportunities and challenges for stronger cooperation between the country and the WHO Secretariat.

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Health needs top priority after Albania’s devastating quake

During the evening of November 25, Piro, a young architect from Tirana, Albania, had just finished setting up the Christmas tree at his home. "I fixed it firmly so it could survive an earthquake," he joked with his fiancée. A few hours later, just before dawn, a massive jolt shook their building. The strong 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck Western Albania lasted for nearly 30 seconds.

Ministry of health

Federal Department of Home Affairs
Inselgasse 1
Bern CH-3003
Tel.: +41 313227901
Fax: +41 3132279 01
http://www.edi.admin.ch

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Estimated life expectancy (as of 2011)


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