Fighting the Ebola epidemic

With its hospitals running vaccine trials and its NGOs coordinating responses, Switzerland is heavily involved in the global response to Ebola. 

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Switzerland has pledged some CHF29 million ($30 million) to the fight against Ebola in west Africa. In addition, the Swiss government is exploring sending an aid team to Liberia as part of a United Nations mission.

Ebola vaccine trials are being carried out at the Lausanne University Hospital and the University Hospital of Geneva. The virus has infected more than 10,000 people and killed almost 5,000 in West Africa, according to the World Health Organization's latest figures.