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Presumed consent Organ donation: direct democracy and the law

Two doctors express concern that a Swiss initiative aimed at making everyone a potential organ donor could be a dangerous shortcut to more donations.

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Transplantation Organ donations increasing but still insufficient

A record number of organs from deceased donors were transplanted in Switzerland in 2017, but the country is set to miss its target this year, says ...

Health and emergencies

Anyone resident in Switzerland for more than three months must purchase the basic health insurance package, the contents of which are set down by law.

On reflection Switzerland in motion: 2017 in review

2017 has seen a lot of movement – technologically, economically and socially. Swiss politics, however, has remained relatively calm.